Traveling can be stressful. Thankfully, technology has the capability to make our lives easier, help us stay organized, and help us travel smarter. As avid travelers, we know how important it is to stay organized when traveling including everything from organizing a weekend getaway itinerary to converting currency for a trip around the world. Keep reading to check out a few of our most recent recommendations of apps you should download before taking off on your next trip.
1. Google Trips
Google’s travel planner app, Google Trips, pulls your hotel, car, and other reservations from your email account. “Once it’s set up, you can browse through the app to look at curated day trips, suggested and popular places to visit or eat at, and you can plan your whole day,” shared Digital Trends.
2. XE Currency
This currency converter app makes it easy to find out up-to-date exchange rates. Even if you are offline, the app shares the most recent rates no matter where you are. XE, which has been downloaded more than 55 million times worldwide, also shares historical charts and helps calculate prices.
If you’re a regular reader of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, you know we oftentimes stay in Airbnb rentals when traveling and focusing on an affordable luxury accommodation. The app connections you to hosts around the world who not only offer a place to stay, but typically are open to sharing the best tips from a local perspective.
The AroundMe app is a great way to find nearby conveniences such as gas stations, banks, restaurants, and much more. The developer of the app shared: “For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend. The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you.”