Top 5 Free Travel Apps You Need to Have in 2019

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What Are the Best Free Travel Apps?

In the age of technology, apps have become a staple of everyday life. So it should be no surprise that there are tons of travel apps out there. But which ones should you focus on?

Let’s say you need to help stick to a budget, or even estimate how much a trip is going to cost; it would be much easier to write down and document your ideas if you had an app for that right in the palm of your hand. 

So, what are my favorite travel apps?

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1. Visit a City

An app downloaded by over 1 million people, Visit a City is your all-inclusive app for planning a trip. They have over 1,000 travel guides authored by experts to help you out no matter where you go.

The great thing about the app is that it is available offline, so you have access to all the information no matter your situation. What helps even more, is that they have tons of guides based around specific cities, so if you’re needing ideas of things to do or what to see; just open this app and you’ll be on your way to an action packed trip!

Tailing onto the activity guides, they also offer up-to-date operating hours for businesses and landmarks, so you know exactly when to go. I know there has been plenty of times where I show up to a place just to find out it’s closed. This happened because Google wasn’t updated yet, so I had to risk it for the biscuit. I did not receive the biscuit…

They even have a planner built in so you can schedule out your day. So let’s say you want to see Landmark A, B, and C on day one, while you want to see Museum A, B, and C on day two. You can plug each of those into the planner and it will have a user-friendly timeline for you to follow, as well as a feature to purchase tickets through the app!

Find it on Android here

Or on iPhone here.

Visit a City

2. Culture Trip

I am a big proprietor on indulging in the local culture of wherever I am visiting, and this is the perfect app to help me with that. Culture Trip is an award-winning app that provides recommendations on the best places to eat, the best bars and pubs to grab a drink, and even local markets to browse.

What they do right, is that they cultivate information and perspectives directly from local people that live in their respective areas. This allow Culture Trip to recommend only the best no matter what country you are visiting.

It will even bring to light some of the best things to do in a certain area, places that the locals know and recommend. Places that you wouldn’t have thought of or found anywhere else.

Find it on Android here

Or on iPhone here.

 

Culture Trip

3. Google Translate

This one is straightforward, but it still surprises me to this day how many people DON’T utilize this app. Google Translate can translate almost every language, enough at least to help you understand and communicate the basics.

One feature that I have used too many times to count, is their live translator. It access your camera, and can translate words in real time. For example, when I am in a country where I don’t know the language, all the restaurant’s menus will be written in said language. That’s when I bust out my handy dandy Google Translator. I just point my camera at the menu, and it shows the translated words right there, as if the menu was written in English.

This has saved me so much trouble, ordering food is a delicate process you don’t want to mess up. Without knowing what the menu says, I could have very easily ordered something I flat out do not like, and where is the fun in that?

It’s also saved me when it comes to public transportation and navigation. When I don’t know where I’m going, or what the signs say, Google Translate picks up the slack and allows me to get a better understanding of everything. 

Find it on Android here

Or on iPhone here.

Google Translate

4. Secret Flying

Want to find the absolute cheapest deals on flights? Check out Secret Flying. One thing to note right off the bat, Secret Flying is not an actual airline or travel agency. What it does is, it finds the cheapest deals flying out of random cities all over the world. When it finds a deal, it shares it to the app.

It’s a simple concept, but if you stay up to date with it, you can end up snagging yourself a really good deal out of your city!

A completely free app, you can even toggle alerts so that when deals hit the market for your specific airport, you get notified immediately. This just further increases the ease ability of this app, and the flight buying process as a whole. 

Find it on Android here

Or on iPhone here.

 

5. Currency Converter

The last app you’ll need, is a good currency converter. Why not download the app called Currency Converter? Having a currency converter is crucial, I have been burned in the past because I tried doing math in my head, and didn’t have service to access the latest exchange rates. 

That’s why this app is so powerful. It uses AccuRate™ to ensure all the currency exchange rates are live prices. It also includes historic prices as well, so you can know if you are getting a good rate or not. On top of all of this, and probably the most important feature, is that it is available offline as well. 

This way, no matter what, you will have good information. Don’t be like me, in Prague, I tried to do currency conversions in my head. Well, somehow I ended up with an extra zero because I withdrew $1,000 worth of Czech Koruna. Of course, I didn’t spend anywhere close to that because it was only a day trip, so I had to convert the remaining $800 worth of koruna back into USD. I did this at some sketchy exchange in town, and they gave me back $500. Where did the other $300 go? It got erased in the conversion, the ATM was at a certain rate, but the exchange itself was at a much less friendly rate.

Find it on Android here

Or on iPhone here.

 

Currency Converter

In Conclusion

Apps can make your life a whole lot easier. Especially the ones that can be used whenever, wherever without needing cell phone service.

This comes in very handy when you are traveling outside of your home country, and may not have access to WiFi.

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About Troy

Troy started his travel journey at 19 years old when he moved to Germany. Over the course of the following two years, he visited a total of 18 countries around Europe and the Middle East. He strives to see more of the world with each passing day.

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