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5 Travel Apps You Need

AlexanderWebbAlex Webb

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We all have romantic ideas of flying to Paris on a whim—but real life isn’t that carefree. There are tickets to buy, things to pack, and a hundred friends you promised to send postcards. Never fear savvy traveler—these five apps will make your next trip simpler, easier, and more fun.

Kayak

iOS | Android

You can book flights, hotels, rental cars and more with Kayak. A good interface makes it easy to comparison shop, and package deals can offer great prices for travellers looking for an all-in-one option.  Even better, the app tells you if tickets are likely to get cheaper or more expensive, helping you save money.\

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Packpoint

iOS | Android

Don’t know what to pack? Let Packpoint handle it. Simply input your destination, travel dates, and favorite activities, and Packpoint creates a custom packing list tailored to your preferences and the local weather. Say goodbye to last minute, disorganized packing.

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TripAdvisor City Guides

iOS | Android

Lost without Wi-Fi? No problem. TripAdvisor city guides are free and can be downloaded directly to your phone. You’ll have the best restaurants, cafes, and attractions—and a full featured city map—available no matter where you go.

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Touchnote

iOS | Android

Don’t just take selfies—send them as postcards. With Touchnote, you take a photo on your phone, write a message, input the address and press send. No more confusing attempts to buy foreign stamps. Your friends will get a unique postcard—not one sold to 100,000 other tourists.

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Diaro

iOS | Android

Travel is about making memories. Store those memories forever with Diaro, a convenient journal app. Import photos and describe your experiences. Years later, you can look back on your travels with a smile.

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AlexanderWebb

Alex Webb is a traveller who has visited over 30 countries and lived in Hong Kong, Japan, China, South Korea, and the United States. He has written for National Geographic Books and co-authored a book published by the Financial Times Press. When he’s not travelling or writing, he enjoys playing guitar and writing songs. Follow him on instagram at @alxndrwbb

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