Do you have some destinations on your bucket list that you’d like to someday check off? Or perhaps you’re trying to remember all the countries you’ve been to in your life so far? If so, there are a few apps that can help you track your travels.
Here are ten of our favourites that can help you stay organized when your adventures take you from one city to another, from one country to another, or even from one continent to another!
If you’re someone who takes multiple trips every year, TripIt can help save a lot of time. All you have to do is forward all your confirmation emails from airlines, hotels, rental cars and excursions straight into TripIt (they have an app for both Android and iPhone), and it will make a central itinerary for all your upcoming trips.
Part travel guide, part navigation, and 100% essential. Having Google Maps downloaded on your phone is a total no-brainer, but it becomes even more useful when you take advantage of all its features. One of my favourite features: Maps remembers where you parked your car (if you tell it to), so if you’re walking around with your friends in a new city and need help finding parking later that night, just pop into Maps and have it reroute you there!
This app makes it easy to track your expenses while you’re travelling—and then helps you categorize and file them in order to get reimbursed easily. Just scan or type in a receipt, check off what you bought, and let Expensify do all of your bookkeeping. Plus, with automation built into its premium subscription, even receipts that don’t get scanned can be added on automatically through geolocation data when you sync up with your phone’s GPS.
No matter where you travel, you want to be aware of your surroundings. It’s also important that you pack lightly—this means one less thing to worry about when travelling. This includes carrying gadgets such as your smartphone and tablet, or a laptop computer. If you rely on any of these devices to do your job while travelling, an app like Weather Underground can help ensure you stay safe even in situations that get hairy. On top of telling you what it looks like outside (for weather forecasters), it has advanced features for outdoor recreation enthusiasts such as surf reports and storm tracking systems for severe weather.
You can use CityMapper for public transportation in most major cities across the globe. It will let you see what transportation options are available for getting from point A to point B, and it even includes real-time updates on when these vehicles arrive. It’s a great app for planning your day in a new city. There’s also a handy CityMapper website where you can check schedules, too!
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XE Currency App
If you’re looking for a currency app, XE Currency is one of your best bets. It has a clean, functional design and offers up real-time updates on currency exchange rates.
Whether you’re booking an upcoming vacation or planning a summer getaway, it’s smart to check Google Flights and BookingBuddy before buying a ticket. Both offer easy ways to track your travel plans with notifications and alerts that tell you when it’s time to start booking your flight.
Creating an itinerary on Roadtrippers is as easy as pulling in your starting point and destination from Google Maps. The tool then prompts you for details on how many people are travelling, how long you plan to stay, and what kind of activities you want to squeeze in during your trip. If none of these questions seems relevant or necessary, don’t worry—Roadtrippers will still spit out a relatively thoughtful travel plan for you.
When booking a flight, SeatGuru (iOS, Android) is an incredibly useful app that gives you specific information about every seat on every plane. You can tell if it’s an aisle or window seat, where it is in relation to other seats (i.e., how close it is to a bathroom), and even what legroom you can expect based on other users’ accounts. Basically: don’t ever get stuck sitting behind someone tall again!
If you’re on a budget, there’s no better way to search for flights than through Skyscanner. Whether you’re looking for flights within your home country or abroad, Skyscanner has hundreds of airlines at your fingertips. You can also set up price alerts with it, so when prices go down or get more expensive, you know right away what to do next. The app is easy and intuitive to use—and completely free! (iOS)
I hope you were enjoyed reading this blog post, and do not forget to share your travel experiences on the Trotter It app (A Top & Best Travel Social Network App).
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