5 Travel Apps You Need
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.
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.\
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.
TripAdvisor City Guides
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.
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.
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.
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