6 Travel Apps I Don’t Journey Without

In the past, traveling used to require complicated directions and being able to use a map. Flying was expensive, and you had to purchase a guidebook in order to know where to go and what to do. Nowadays, you can find your way, choose a restaurant, and book your next flight all in a matter of moments on your phone.

Of course, some apps are better than others, and I’m pretty picky about which ones I download because I want space for travel pictures.Here are 6 of my favorites—they’ve helped me navigate my way around the world.

1.    TravelPirates

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While I feel like there are fewer good deals than there were a year or two ago, I still make sure to check my TravelPirates app almost daily to see what’s available. If you are flexible on when you can hit the road and you don’t need to schedule it, then this can be an incredibly valuable tool to help you travel the world for a cheap price.

Free. Download here.

2.    Hotels.com

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When you think cheap accommodations, you don’t necessarily always have to look to hostels. Hotels.com offers a list of options available that you can sort by price, dates, and location. Also, you can collect “nights”that you’ve booked through them. Like your favorite coffee shop punch card, after ten you get to stay a night at a participating hotel for free.

Free. Download here.

3.    Uber

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This might seem like an obvious one, but Uber can be a great way to get a ride to the airport or your hotel when you don’t want to go by a taxi meter. Many locations offer an idea of the price upfront instead of popping into a cab and not knowing how much it will cost. I also highly recommend using a rideshare as a solo female traveler. Uber or Lyft can track your vehicle if anything goes wrong. However, not all countries have Uber, so it’s worth doing a bit of research before you arrive to see which rideshare company is common in your destination.

Free. Download here.

4.    Marco Polo

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Video chat isn’t always an option when you’re abroad. Time zones can make it difficult to connect at the same time, but there are some things you want to share with friends and family that just don’t come across as well in text. Marco Polo solves that problem by allowing you to send short clips of yourself on your travels for your loved ones to view when is convenient for them.

Free. Download here.

5.    Adobe Lightroom CC

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Making those travel photos look good takes work! AdobeLightroom offers some amazing features from their renowned photo shop experience right on your mobile device. I use it for all of my Instagram photos or to touch up any spots that might have showed up from my lens. The best part?All of the basic features are free—it only costs something if you would like to go pro and have access to some more advanced features.

Free. Download here.

6.    Hopper

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Sometimes, you know exactly where you want to go and you want to find the cheapest way to get there. Hopper scans all the flights from every airline and finds the most frugal option. This might mean spending a bit more time in the airport than you were wanting, or being open to multiple stops. On the other hand, if you’re in no rush and the most important thing is to save money, then Hopper is a good tool to have in your belt.

Free. Download here.

What are some of the apps you use while traveling?

Keep wandering,

Alex Signature Wander

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