These days we carry our mobile phones around with us like they’re the most important possession we have, and I guess if you asked many people, they would say that they are indeed the more precious thing they own. Full of music, games, handy apps, and photos, our phones carry our lives, so it makes sense that they can also help us enhance our travel plans, and get us out of a few sticky situations.
Download these ten apps for your next travel jaunt.
If you’re away and you’re waiting for loved ones to come visit, or you’re wanting to keep an eye on your upcoming flight, this app will help you in many ways. With maps you can zoom into, information on departure gates and delays, as well as a plethora of other handy information, this is a must have.
Without a doubt the best currency converter app there is, downloaded more than five million times the world over. Very accurate and with most currencies available, you won’t go wrong with this one.
Tipping is a complicated business, and the rules change from country to country; one rule will be considered the done thing in one place, but be considered insulting in another. This handy app helps you side step that minefield and gives you the right information for the place you are in.
Unfortunately sometimes things happen when we’re away and we need to know how to get help. The emergency number for your home country is unlikely to help when you’re overseas, and this app is a database of emergency service numbers for countless places, as well as embassy details too. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but it’s certainly handy to have.
Searching for cheap flights is easy with Skyscanner, as you can search various different routes, split bookings, different airlines, all in real time. You can pin a search to your home screen and keep an eye on it too, so you can jump when the price is at its lowest.
Trying to navigate your way around an unfamiliar city can be difficult, but this app will help give you a step by step itinerary to get you from A to B.
PinPin ATM Finder
Have you ever been in that situation where you’re desperately trying to find an ATM and you’re walking around in circles? I’m sure you have, and if you’d downloaded this app then you would have found it much easier. Over 220 countries are included.
Fantastic for staying in touch back home, and you can now make audio calls, as well as texts and sending messages, provided you have an internet connection or WiFi.
Better Translator Pro
Over 50 languages are supported with this very accurate and up to date translation app, helping you get your way out of a few sticky situations when you’re trying to find your way around somewhere and you have no idea how to speak the lingo.
If you’re not on Instagram then maybe it’s time you got with the times. This is a great way to make your holiday and travel photos look professional, and best of all, it’s free!