7 Travel Apps You Should Be Using Right Now

Traveling around is always a fun thing to do. With plenty of destinations around, and billions of people, there has never been a better time to explore the world. Travel has steadily emerged to become an important economic activity unto itself. Today, there is an entire industry built around catering to this segment of the population, and which is expected to grow with the passage of time. Of the many developments in recent times which have emerged to cater to the industry, one of the most important one are travel apps. For finding Bermuda travel info for our recent trio to Bermuda, the apps we have been indispensable. Travel apps have been around for quite some time now. At the same time however, they really took off in the past few years, given the widespread penetration of smartphones and devices across the world. Catering to everything from hotel bookings to vacation packages, travel apps are more beneficial than one would realize, when it comes to traveling about. And if you need a reason why you should travel with your kids, we’ve already talked about that! There are many interesting apps that can help make your travel simpler but here are seven travel apps that we GRFK moms use regularly. You’ll find that these apps can make your travel so much better! We certainty found our travel to Bermuda much easier with the apps! (And if you haven’t please read about our newest vacation to Bimini, Bahamas!)

1. Hotel Tonight

Although a general purpose app for booking hotels, its main target is for those into last-minute travel. Dedicated to those who are into last-minute plans, the app helps to book hotels on the same evening or in advance of up to a week. This, however, can vary to the tune of about 100 days in a few other cases. Ranging from basic bookings to luxury ones, they are a great way to get a roof over your head, especially when you hit the road on at the last moment.


2. Kiwi

The Kiwi app is primarily one used for booking flights. At the same time, however, there are many other functions that it serves, which includes among others, the booking of car rentals and hotels. In addition to this, there are also options to go for booking activities and travel packages, wherever they are available. Last but not the least, there is also a great deal of information on just about everything related to travel, ranging from destinations and airports to local amenities like ATMS, luggage stores, etc.


3. TripIt

TripIt is an app dedicated to the organization of your travels, in what would otherwise be a messy affair. From documents to itineraries, and everything in between, the app helps you to manage everything in an organized and planned manner.


4. SkyGuru

An excellent app made by pilots, it is a great app for those into air travel. With information about weather conditions and turbulence forecasts of the routes you are planning on, it helps you to know what’s going on, while on the go. Great for those who want to know more about the routes they are on, among others, it is more of an app for people who have phobias and uncertainties while getting on board the plane.


5. XE Currency Converter

A great app for managing currency conversions on the go, it helps you to get a rough idea of existing exchange rates, and plan out your budgets. In addition to showing real-time rates, it also allows you to store them, and view it later while offline. Applicable for multiple currencies, it’s a great way to manage your finances while traveling.


6. Packpoint

Dedicated to distress the process of packing your luggage, it helps you to figure out what to bring and what to leave out before you set off on your journey. It also has a feature to know the weather conditions of your planned destination, laundry planning, and activity based planning, etc, among others. All of it together should help you get organized with your luggage, and avoid the chaos and clutter often inherent while traveling about.


7. Happy Cow

A great app for vegans and vegetarians, it helps to find out great places to dig in. The places listed here number at over 1,00,000, which includes among others, bakeries, farmer’s markets, grocery stores, bakeries, coffee shops and more. In addition to this, it also has options pertaining to gluten-free meals, cuisine types, and more. Last but not the least, there are also options for reviews, recipe instructions and more. With listings spread out across 195 countries, you can expect to find places to eat no matter where you go.

In all, travel apps are excellent if you are an average traveler. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the apps, from the simple to the complex, will go a long way in enhancing your travel experience in ways you never thought possible.