Apps that are Essential for the Modern-Day Explorer
February 2, 2017 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

If you want to make your wanderlust dreams a reality, then this article is definitely for you. These five apps can help you snag some great travel deals, save money, aid you in getting from A to B and help you find those little gems off the beaten track. What’s even better? They’re all free!

TripAdvisor

tripadvisor

The Tripadvisor app is the Holy Grail for any explorers out there. Millions of travellers rate and write reviews about hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions. One of the best features of the Tripadvisor app is a crowdsourced rated list of the must-see attractions in a city. There’s no excuse for missing the best a city has to offer anymore. You can also enter your choice of destination and length of stay to find some of the best package deals available.

TripAdvisor also offers an independent Offline City Guides app that includes more than 80 destinations that can be downloaded and accessed at any time without mobile data connection, cutting out that pesky roaming charge.

Airbnb

airbnb

The Airbnb app allows people to list or rent short-term accommodation in residential properties. It’s hugely popular as you can find beautiful places to stay in over 190 countries and is far more memorable than staying in conventional accommodation. It can also be very cost effective as the price is set by the property owner and usually works out cheaper if there are a few people staying.

Apartments and houses with kitchens will also cut down the cost of dining out whilst away. The properties available can make you feel independent in a homely environment at exciting destinations all over the world. The Airbnb app is essential if you’re looking to make your next trip one of a kind.

Foursquare

foursquare

Want to find the best places to eat, drink and see in a city? Look no further than the Foursquare app, which provides personalised recommendations of places to go that are near to the user’s location. Whether you want to go for breakfast, find a quirky pub that’s not too packed or a nightclub that’s not dead on a Tuesday (ask yourself the question, “why am I in a nightclub on a Tuesday?”), the Foursquare app will provide you with a list of appropriate suggestions that have been ranked by other users.

Look out for user comments too as they help you get a feel for what the place is about, helping you to decide if it’s worth going to. The Foursquare app is great for finding places you may have otherwise missed, making it an ideal app for the modern-day explorer.

Citymapper

citymapper

Citymapper has been dubbed the ultimate transit app due to its detailed, efficient journey planner information presented in an easy to use format. It includes real-time departures and disruption alerts. The best part of getting disruption and delay alerts is that you don’t waste precious time waiting for delays to be rectified. Instead, you can find an alternative route in real-time. The Citymapper app is available in around 30 cities worldwide, including most of the popular city break destinations.

If you live and regularly commute around London, you will more than likely hang on to the Citymapper app well after your holiday as it has a comprehensive guide for the tube, bus and trains. Citymapper takes the guess work out of every trip.

Google Translate

translate

This may seem like an obvious choice but most travellers don’t have the handy Google Translate app downloaded. It’s one of the most practical apps you can equip yourself with when travelling to a country where English is not the main language and what’s even better is it means you don’t have to drag that hefty dictionary around with you anymore.

It’s fantastic for fast translations when time is of the essence. One of the best features of the Google Translate app is the camera integration. You can point your phone’s camera at text, such as a sign, menu etc., and it will translate it for you instantly. Breaking down language barriers has never been so easy.

We hope these apps will help you on you travels… bon voyage1

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Apps that are Essential for the Modern-Day Explorer
February 2, 2017 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

If you want to make your wanderlust dreams a reality, then this article is definitely for you. These five apps can help you snag some great travel deals, save money, aid you in getting from A to B and help you find those little gems off the beaten track. What’s even better? They’re all free!

TripAdvisor

tripadvisor

The Tripadvisor app is the Holy Grail for any explorers out there. Millions of travellers rate and write reviews about hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions. One of the best features of the Tripadvisor app is a crowdsourced rated list of the must-see attractions in a city. There’s no excuse for missing the best a city has to offer anymore. You can also enter your choice of destination and length of stay to find some of the best package deals available.

TripAdvisor also offers an independent Offline City Guides app that includes more than 80 destinations that can be downloaded and accessed at any time without mobile data connection, cutting out that pesky roaming charge.

Airbnb

airbnb

The Airbnb app allows people to list or rent short-term accommodation in residential properties. It’s hugely popular as you can find beautiful places to stay in over 190 countries and is far more memorable than staying in conventional accommodation. It can also be very cost effective as the price is set by the property owner and usually works out cheaper if there are a few people staying.

Apartments and houses with kitchens will also cut down the cost of dining out whilst away. The properties available can make you feel independent in a homely environment at exciting destinations all over the world. The Airbnb app is essential if you’re looking to make your next trip one of a kind.

Foursquare

foursquare

Want to find the best places to eat, drink and see in a city? Look no further than the Foursquare app, which provides personalised recommendations of places to go that are near to the user’s location. Whether you want to go for breakfast, find a quirky pub that’s not too packed or a nightclub that’s not dead on a Tuesday (ask yourself the question, “why am I in a nightclub on a Tuesday?”), the Foursquare app will provide you with a list of appropriate suggestions that have been ranked by other users.

Look out for user comments too as they help you get a feel for what the place is about, helping you to decide if it’s worth going to. The Foursquare app is great for finding places you may have otherwise missed, making it an ideal app for the modern-day explorer.

Citymapper

citymapper

Citymapper has been dubbed the ultimate transit app due to its detailed, efficient journey planner information presented in an easy to use format. It includes real-time departures and disruption alerts. The best part of getting disruption and delay alerts is that you don’t waste precious time waiting for delays to be rectified. Instead, you can find an alternative route in real-time. The Citymapper app is available in around 30 cities worldwide, including most of the popular city break destinations.

If you live and regularly commute around London, you will more than likely hang on to the Citymapper app well after your holiday as it has a comprehensive guide for the tube, bus and trains. Citymapper takes the guess work out of every trip.

Google Translate

translate

This may seem like an obvious choice but most travellers don’t have the handy Google Translate app downloaded. It’s one of the most practical apps you can equip yourself with when travelling to a country where English is not the main language and what’s even better is it means you don’t have to drag that hefty dictionary around with you anymore.

It’s fantastic for fast translations when time is of the essence. One of the best features of the Google Translate app is the camera integration. You can point your phone’s camera at text, such as a sign, menu etc., and it will translate it for you instantly. Breaking down language barriers has never been so easy.

We hope these apps will help you on you travels… bon voyage1

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