Just like every year, the New Year celebration came and went quicker than we thought. And while some people are still resting from their last holiday, others are already making new plans.
If you fall into this category, and if you’re anything like the large majority of travelers around the world, you are probably tired of same old holiday destinations.
While it may come as a surprise to some travel agents, who are used to booking the same tours over and over again, most people have a desire to visit new and exciting destinations.
As a matter of fact, according to recent TripBarometer research, almost 70% of travelers worldwide (of all age groups) are making plans to visit a new place and try something new in the next twelve months.
Best Travel Apps
Today, no one goes anywhere without a phone in their pocket.
This is quite understandable because that little device you have in your pocket will enable you to book a flight, move around an unknown country without any problems and of course, stay in touch with your loved ones no matter where you are.
So in order to help you track your flights, navigate the streets of a new city and have a more enjoyable travel experience overall, here are six apps you should definitely download before your next holiday trip.
ExpressVPN – Data Security
Now, if you want to stream movies or shows from sites like Hulu and Netflix, and keep your connection completely safe while abroad, then you need to use a Virtual Private Network like Express VPN.
Express will allow your device to connect to any random public Wi-Fi hotspot through a remote server, hide your IP and allow you to keep your data safe from cyber criminals all across the globe.
Rebtel – Cheap Offline Calls
Apps like Skype are and will always be staples when it comes to messaging and making calls overseas. But the main problem with Skype and similar apps are that you need a good connection to use them.
So if you want to make cheap calls while traveling, you should start using Rebtel. It allows you to make calls without the web, by searching for best calling rates and connecting to the nearest local phone line.
PackPoint – Easier Packing
All of us know that packing for a trip can be a pain in the neck. But this app right here will help you pack in matter of minutes by generating a list of all of the things you’ll need on your upcoming trip.
You just need to enter a few details, like your traveling date, your destination and some activates you’re planning and PackPoint crates a list of items and clothes you’ll need to pack in just a few seconds.
Rome2Rio – Route Planning
How do you actually plan your routes abroad? If you’re a frequent traveler, you know that it’s a little more complicated than knowing which bus you need to take or where to change on the subway.
If you often have trouble figuring out how to get from point A to point B – Rome2Rio is the right app for you. The app is connected to more than 4,800 operators across the globe, and updates in real-time.
Accuweather – International Forecasting
While your smartphone has the basic forecasting functions, we all know that the information it displays are often wrong. So if you want a reliable forecasting app, you cannot go wrong with Accuweather.
Both the Accuweather site and the app provide minute-by-minute (and long-term as well) forecasting services in more than 100 languages, and their services are used by 1.5 billion people on a daily basis.
XE Currency – Currency Conversions
For the last couple of years, XE.com has been the go-to website for conversion on the Internet. So it’s no wonder why the company’s app is popular now – it currently has more than 20 million downloads.
The app is, of course, able to convert any currency in the world. However, it’s quite useful for travelers because it also saves the last updated rates and functions offline, which helps you save on mobile data.
Let’s face it; no one wants to fill up their phone with useless, gimmicky apps. But that’s why we’ve decided to make this list and round out a good selection of the best tool for all of those digital-savvy travelers out there.
And don’t worry, while you don’t need to download all of the apps we mentioned above to have an enjoyable trip, we guarantee that every single one of them will help you travel, arrive at your destination and have a carefree vacation this year.
So, what do you think about our little list? Did we miss out on any of your favorite travel apps? If you have a list of your own, make sure to tell us all about it by dropping a comment in the comment section below.