» 7 Best travel apps for Android
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views: 214 publish: August 24, 2016
Traveling to faraway places or to enchanted lands is a breathtaking experience. But, with each new experience comes some problems. You might get directions that lead you to the wrong locations or you might struggle with the language barrier.But, before you leave your house for yet another adventure, be sure to check out the apps below to make traveling enjoyable and fun for you and your family.
Skyscanner Flights, Hotel, Car
Skyscanner is a great little app for searching for the cheapest flights to anywhere you want to go. You can book flights directly from the app, and you can also search for and book hotels.
Pick a location you want to travel to and the app will quickly find flights to that location and sort them by the cheapest price. Skyscanner is simple to use, and lets you quickly get the information you want.
If you want to find the cheapest flight to anywhere, or you just want to check prices and dream about your next vacation, Skyscanner is for you.
Hipmunk Hotels & Flights
While Hipmunk does essentially the same things as many other travel apps that let you find and book flights and hotels, it has an interesting sorting metric for finding the best flight for the lowest cost.
It’s called Agony and it’s a combination of price, number of stops, and layover time. Flights that score low on Agony will be at the top of the list while flights that score higher will be sorted lower. So if you want the shortest flight with as few layovers as possible, for the cheapest price, you can quickly find it with Hipmunk.
TripIt: Travel Organizer
TripIt lets you store all of your travel plans, including information about your itinerary, hotel, and car rental bookings in one convenient location. It can import this information direct from your email box, and you can easily share your travel plans with your family and friends. It’ll even add your trips to your calendar.
TripIt is a free app and service for a basic set of features, but the real benefits come in when you subscribe to TripIt Pro for $49 per year. You get updates on any changes to your flights such as delays or gate changes, and it will also inform you when a better flight becomes available and will let you change your flight plans in-app.
If you’re traveling on a budget or you’re after an alternative travel experience, give Airbnb a try. It’s free and helps you find places to stay, which are offered by private hosts in over 34,000 cities worldwide.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious house with a pool and hot tub for just you and your family, or you’re open to sharing a room or suite with another traveler, Airbnb will help you find the right accommodations for you.
Communicate with the host directly through the app, as well as view pictures and get information about the offered amenities, the area the space is located in, price, and much more.
When you want to know how many pesos your dollar is worth while you’re in Mexico, XE Currency, an app from the makers of the trusted currency exchange site,, will let you know in an instant.
XE Currency updates its rates every minute, so you always have the most accurate information, and it can also be used offline using saved data — no internet? No problem.
In addition to current rates, XE Currency offers market analysis information as well as charts that track your selected currency’s rate over time.
If you want up-to-the-minute currency rate information, XE Currency is a must have for you.
You probably already have Google Maps installed on your device, but if for some reason you don’t, you can download it from Google Play for free.
Google Maps is a great map app that lets you plan your route and gives you directions to help you get there. It even has indoor maps for large places such as airports, stadiums, and malls. It will even tell you where the nearest restaurants and stores are based on your location.
If you haven’t tried Google Maps yet, try it out next time you’re traveling.
3D Compass Plus
This application is a compass app with augmented reality view, real time map update, and provides GPS information. It is a fun app to play with and a useful tool when travelling.
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