5 free travel apps you should have
From picture perfect holiday shots by way of instagram, to spot on directions via Google Maps, smart phones have made the travelling process a whole lot easier. And it’s only going to get better. If you’re about to venture out into the big wide world, make your journey a whole lot easier with these travel phone apps. And best of all – they are free!
If organisation isn’t your strong point then TripIt is set to be your lifesaver. Link the clever app up to your email and it will take all of your booking confirmation emails, from hotels to flights to tours or your Student Flight itinerary, and place them into one, easy to read schedule. No more stressful scanning through old emails at the airport. It’s all there in TripIt.
Plane spotters and those stuck in transit will love FlightAware, a phone app that keeps track of your flight. Simply type in your flight number and FlightAware will come back with live data including flight delays, airport information, weather maps, navigation charts and more. If you’re not a plane lover yet, you will be with this app.
Avoid looking like a typical tourist by swapping that bulky map for Everytrail, a GPS app that features a compass, audio guides, walking durations and street names.
Similar to EveryTrail, but with adventure in mind, Trailhead by The North Face can detect your location and show you the best hiking and biking trails in the area.
If maths isn’t your strong point, or you’d prefer to give your brain a break from mental calculations during your holiday, then download the XE Currency app and let them do the hard work for you. The app is ideal for working out how much that Harrods purchase is in Australian dollars or if your haggling in Thailand really is getting you a bargain.
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