Must-Have Apps to Save You Time and Sanity the Next Time You Travel

A lot has been written about the best apps for travel, how to maximize your travel packing, and how to stay fit while traveling. Whether you want to go eat out but make sure where you’re going is the best… or check out that gallery that’s running a new exhibit by your favorite artist… maybe there’s a particular jogging route you want to cover within the next few days after you reach your destination? All of them are on these high-tech apps whenever you need them.

Here are some awesome apps that will help you save time, stress, money and sanity on your next travel. So, before you pack your things and see the world, download these and tell me what you think.

Google Trips

This app is like a personalized tour guide in your pocket.  It’s intended to provide a full range of information about interesting places, attractions, transport, hotels, restaurants and everything else that you may need on the go. You can  customize your own daily adventure using it. Download this app here.


This is one of the most useful mapping and navigation apps around, particularly for international travel. This app even  works offline, with just the GPS signal of your phone! If you don’t have this app, then you must download it before your next adventure!

TripAdvisor City Guides

Whether you’re looking for  restaurants, places to stay, things to do, this simple app has got it all. Add the fact that you can even read reviews, tips, and photos from worldwide contributors, you’re sure to find something worthwhile.

Google Translate

Sometimes when overseas, it’s really helpful to have a language app on hand.  This can save you when you need to find a bathroom!


This is a must for budget travelers. The service allows you to rent space in locals’ homes (whether a room or the entire place) at affordable rates.

Rome 2 Rio

This tool helps you figure out how to get from point A to point B, wherever that is, by laying out your options for you.   It can be a really helpful springboard as you research what options will fit your budget and your needs. It covers planes, trains, buses, ferries and driving options with estimated travel time and fare.

Sky Scanner

When looking for flights, Skyscanner is amazing for flexible searches. Their “Everywhere” function allows you to find the cheapest flights from where you are, and also their ‘organize by month’ function, which shows you the cheapest fares on a calendar so you can figure out and take advantage of the cheapest times to fly.

While there are zillions of travel apps out there, these must-have travel apps mentioned are pretty high up there. They’ll help you save time and money, keep you organized and enhance your travel experience! So don’t forget them to download before your next adventure.