The Best Apps for Travelling


I’m off on another overseas adventure, and I always rely heavily on my phone to find out where I am/where to go/what to eat etc etc. In fact, I rely on it so much I often wonder how I travelled without a Smartphone in the first place?!

♥ Instagram

A fairly obvious one, but Instagram is a mandatory app to share your amazing holiday with the poor suckers back home. Obviously they want to see your bronzed legs and cocktail poolside whilst they are slaving away at work!

♥ Yelp

I relied on Yelp a lot whilst in America for dining suggestions as well as reviews on services. It’s also available around the UK and Europe.

♥ Google Maps

Lost? Wondering how to get from A to B? Want to access those locations you’ve saved? Google Maps is a godsend when it comes to travelling. It also has an offline map feature which lets you download several areas and mark places to visit in advance, so you can still access them later without a data connection.

♥ XE Currency Converter

The XE Currency Converter is the simplest currency converter app I’ve ever used. It’s often hard to quickly convert what 2000 Vietnamese Dong is in Australian dollars in your head, so this easy app converts any currency into your local currency on the spot.

♥ Wi-Fi Finder

I seem to spend half my trip trying to find a Wifi spot, and this free WiFi Finder app makes it easy to find free or paid Wi-Fi connections when you travel.

♥ Uber

Uber is like having a private driver, which you hail and pay for your ride from your phone, and is now available in over 20 countries. It makes getting around your new city a LOT easier!

♥ Trip It

TripIt organises your travel plans into an itinerary so all your trip details such as flights, hotels, car, maps etc are in one place. Gone are the days of travelling with a folder of print outs!

What are your must-have apps when travelling?


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  • Reply Aga October 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Google Translate! Been useful couple of times when hand waving wasn’t enough.

    • Reply Swah November 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Great idea Aga! Hand gestures can only get you so far ;)

  • Reply milkteaxx October 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks swah! perfect for my upcoming trip!

    • Reply Swah November 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      You are very welcome! x

  • Reply vegeTARAian October 27, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I love the Urbanspoon and Time Out apps when I’m looking for somewhere to eat! Thanks for the heads up about TripIt, I must check that out.

    • Reply Swah November 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      I love Urbanspoon too! I wish it was available in more countries. The Time Out app is a great suggestion, thank you :)

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