Here is a list of my little collection of my favourite and best apps for traveling abroad. I can’t recommend them enough!
For me now a days without any doubt the most important app on the market! The last thing you want if you just come out of a long flight is to argue with taxi drivers about prices. Simply click on the UBER app and order a taxi (usually within minutes) to the place where you are. It’s the cheapest option in every city.
You don’t have any cash in the currency of the country you are in? No probs! No cash is involved. Uber takes the money straight from you bank account. GET YOUR FIRST UBER RIDE FOR FREE HERE.
Isn’t it the most annoying thing in the world not being able to understand each other, despite how hard you try? Nope. No more. Just get the dicct.cc app!
It is multilingual with 25 languages. You can download the vocabulary while online and use the translator afterwards, anytime, without internet connection. Comes in very handy in the desert or in remote areas and you can also listen to the correct pronunciation.
It also has an integrated vocabulary trainer – best of all – it’s FREE!!
Like reading while on the road? No more dragging loads ‘n loads of books across countries. The Kindle makes it easy. Electronic reading. Boom! You will be using the same account as you are using with AMAZON. Books will be downloaded onto your KINDLE and off you go!
Momondo offers flights, car hire and hotels. Momondo has always the cheapest and best flight combinations available out of all flight search engines on the internet!
XE currency converter
Keep track of your expenses and how much exactly you are paying in another currency. The XE currency app works with updated exchange rates and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and Firefox OS devices.
Make yourself feel at home at an actual household / home of somebody! So much better than hostels and still cheaper than the hotels! Air BnB – Feel at home anywhere!
Not sure where to stay at your next destination? Travelling by yourself? Want to meet new people? Fancy some adventure? Or just wanna meet up with some locals to get the best insider tips about the city while having a cup of coffee? Sign up for couchsurfing! It’s free! The only thing you have to do is, offer your couch in return to your host some day!
Make free phone calls all over the world from your Skype account and talk to friends, family or business partners. Easily top up your account with some credit and call your mates on their mobiles at a very low price.
Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network… in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device.
Free Wi-fi finder
Finds internet hot spots for you no matter where you are in the world. Online and offline. Yay!
I think this is the best tool ever. Perfect for long bus rides, boats trips and flights. Just lean back, dive into the world of your favourite book and let someone read it out loud to you… Is there any better way of relaxing?
Need to find a cheap accommodation quickly? Hostelworld offers hostels in over 3,500 destinations worldwide. In some places you got to book in advance! If you just walk up at night, it might be fully booked. Get the app to book quickly and easily via your smartphone.
Without Google maps I would have NO clue where I am going most of the time. The app tells you the exact time of arrival should you be travelling by car, by foot, bus or train. It even tells you the exact time how long an UBER would take to your suggested destination.
Google Translate’s new features
Conversations made easier between people who don’t speak each others language. A must for every globe-trotter who wants to communicate more easily. It’s free and available for Android and iOs.
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