Even if summer is almost gone, it doesn’t mean that holidays must be over for you too. The begging of autumn (like September or October) is a great period of time to travel to warmer countries such as Spain, Cyprus or Greece. And it’s usually cheaper. I thought about sharing with you my go-to apps for travelling that have proved to be more than useful, hoping that you will find them helpful as well.
1. Google Translate
I know it sounds mainstream, but most of the apps for travelling shared on this list are mainstream. But they are super useful.
Here’s why you’ll love it:
- it can translate offline if you download the languages when you are connected to the Internet, so no mobile data panic
- the app has some widgets (which I recommend you download at the airport, or wherever you can find free Wi-Fi) that can translate voice messages and also scans texts
If you go to Greece, for example, you will most likely not understand anything. Google Translate will scan the restaurant’s menu and it will translate it. Don’t expect the translation to be 100% accurate, but accurate enough so you understand the main idea. Also, a helpful thing is to translate everything into English – chances are that the translation will be more accurate than in your native language.
Foursquare will give you recommendations of restaurants or cool places to visit according to your location and preferences. Wanna eat sushi in Spain? Let Foursquare check if there are any restaurants in the area. You can see the reviews and the grate the place has, according to other people’s experience.
3. Trip Advisor
The advanced version of Foursquare, Trip Advisor will actually give you pieces of advice for your trip. 😀 Crazy, huh?! You get pieces of advice for trips, plane flights, places to visit or eat. It is more complex than Foursquare and I like to surf it a day before to decide how the next day will look like.
4. Google Maps
Google made the most useful app for travelling of all time. Their maps show you petrol stations, bus stops, ATMs and not only. Another strong point of Google Maps (besides being super accurate) is that you can download them for offline use. Again, no mobile data wasted.
Not so famous as the previous apps, Bonjournal is a minimalist journal app for travelling. You can add Photos, check-ins and the design of this app is so simple yet beautiful. Keep all those nice memories and photos in one place.
Have you used any of these apps during your holidays? Let me know in the comments down below, I love finding out your opinion.