There are many great Travel Apps out there that can make your next vacation so much easier. We have gathered some of our favorite apps, that we think you should download before your next vacation.
- Google Maps – You can download maps offline which you can use when you don’t have access to internet. It is great, just select the places where you’re going to – ahead of time – then you can easily get there even though you don’t have Internet on your phone.
- Google Translate – a great tool for quickly translating languages. You can translate some languages when you’re offline. You can also translate images using the camera on your phone – take a picture of the menu, for example, and you can see the translation instantly!
- XE Currency Apps – I always need a currency converter on my phone. Make sure you have the latest exchange rate downloaded.
- MyTSA – It’s not the most glamorous-looking app in the world, but MyTSA— the official app of the Transportation Security Administration — can save you from some anxious moments getting to your flight. The app allows you to search what you can bring on a plane, get live assistance and find out info on the TSA PreCheck program make this a good app for travlers to keep handy on their smartphone.
- AccuWeather – One of the most loved and reliable weather apps out there, AccuWeather will ensure a perfectly planned vacation doesn’t go awry. Featuring 15-day forecast summaries, 5-day forecasts, and the hyper-local AccuWeather MinuteCast, this app is a must have – not just for traveling.
- Smart Traveler – from the US State Department, includes basic information on each country, plus travel advisories.
- Seat Guru – is a website that features aircraft seat maps, seat reviews, and a color-coded system to identify superior and substandard airline seats. It also features information about in-flight amenities and airline specific information regarding Check-in, Baggage, Unaccompanied Minors and Traveling with Infants and Pets.
- Gate Guru – helps you manage your full day of travel. You can navigate the app as you like. The Home screen gives you direct access to your AirportCard, already pre-populated with a list of the closest airports. You enter your itinerary and GateGuru connects the dots for you. Some of the relevant info a traveler can get are: airport food and amenity information customized to your arrival and departure terminal; airport weather; and airport maps and tips, which are useful if you’re in an unfamiliar airport.