By far our favorite offline map app! It covers all countries and cities of the world on one map and doesn’t require any internet connection. You simply download a map of any location in the world when using wifi and then you’re ready to go! The app is fully loaded with features, like creating routes anywhere on the map, exploring points-of-interest, pin your favorite places on the map, access current traffic situations, restaurant and shop reviews, walking directions, parking spots… all without any internet requirement. Our ultimate travel guide to never get lost again!
iOS and Android – download maps.me here
If you need to figure out how to get from A to B (even on different continents), Rome2Rio is the thing! You can enter any address, town, or city as your destination and the app will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options with estimated travel times and fares. You can also view previous searches offline when you don’t have any internet connection. A super helpful app!
iOS and Android – download Rome2rio here
Our favorite app whenever we want to look up or book flights. Using the search function, Skyscanner allows you to enter a destination of “everywhere,” so you can easily browse the cheapest destinations from your departure city. You can also set price alerts for saved routes, check out great prices to destinations around the world, or narrow your search results by duration, the number of stops, airline, travel class, or departure and arrival times. It makes traveling so much easier!
iOS and Android – download Skyscanner here
The most top rated app in travel! With just one tap you can find the best rates hotels nearby. It gives you the flexibility to stop and explore along the way. To find a place to stay at your next stop, or adding a night or two if you can’t bear to leave, or cancel a booking if plans change. What we love the most about Booking.com is the pay later feature and flexible cancellation policy available on many of the properties.
iOS and Android – download Booking.com here
The ultimate travel app for backpackers! Whether you’re planning a long weekend in Europe or backpacking through Southeast Asia, this easy-to-use travel app offers you the biggest choice of accommodation at the best prices. Find party hostels in some of the most popular destinations or choose a private room in one of Europe’s many boutiques and luxury hostels. The flexible booking options and last-minute booking capability let you stay as flexible as your travel plans.
iOs and Android – download Hostelworld here
This one is a no-brainer. The perfect app to book vacation home rentals, packed with amazing spots all around the world. From cottages in France to New York City condos. You can book private rooms, share homes with a host, or list your own space. The app lets you save your favorite places and then connect with friends so they can see what you’ve saved/recommended. Soon you’ve booked your accommodation, you can message your host and get directions to your home. Easy-peasy!
iOs and Android – download Airbnb here
Need to calculate currencies on-the-go? With the XE Currency App, you can access live exchange rates, view historical charts, and calculate prices on your smartphone or tablet. The app is so handy to use on the go while you’re in the shop buying something and wanna quickly check how much you’re paying in your own currency. We love it!
iOs and Android – download XE Currency here
Not traditionally a travel app, Spotify is a lifesaver on any travel day! If you subscribe to the service, you have the option to download customized playlists to your phone. When you have WiFi, create your playlist and download to your device. Now you have tons of music to enjoy while driving, flying, or waiting around for public transportation.
iOs and Android – download Spotify here
We love Uber! In a nutshell, the Uber app lets you easily order a taxi, at sometimes nearly half the price of a regular taxi. Not only that, but it’s also fast, transparent and safe, and there’s no need to have cash with you. You easily add your credit card to your Uber account and when you order a taxi and after it calculates the approximate cost for the ride, the amount will be deducted from your credit card + you’ll also get a receipt by email. The app uses your location so your driver knows where to pick you up and you can track and follow your driver on the map and see how many minutes it will take for it to get to you. You’ll even see your driver’s picture and vehicle details.
iOs and Android – download Uber here
Last but not least, a photo editing app to give your pictures that extra finishing touch before you upload it on Instagram. VSCO Cam comes with a default set of color techniques, has gorgeous filters (F2 & G3 are our favorites!) and editing options. After editing, you save or post directly your captures to your social accounts. Hooray!
iOs and Android – download VSCO Cam here