Don’t let even a tiny mistake ruin what could’ve been a fun, unforgettable adventure! Below, we list down several travel apps that a wanderlust-consumed millennial should be armed with in her smartphone while exploring the world.
Airbnb is a game-changer. Your options are no longer limited to hotels, motels, resorts and lodging houses. With over 450,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities around the world, you can now book your accommodations (ranging from vacation houses to chic apartments) that perfectly cater to your taste and budget. Use the app to look for the perfect place, message hosts, and explore exciting destinations!
2. Packing Pro
I don’t know about you but packing (and unpacking) is one of my least favorite things to do. In fact, if it had been a subject in college, I’d totally flunk it. For some reason, I always seem to forget the most important ones. That’s where this app comes in handy—to help a forgetful Lucy list down what to pack and then tick off each item as it goes into the luggage. It also has sample lists you might want to use as reference when packing for different types of travel.
From your home airport to anywhere around the world, Skyscanner helps you find affordable flights. And with the help of its interactive graph, you can adjust your search and base it on the surrounding dates when it’s cheaper to travel. It also has a user-friendly search interface, which makes choosing and booking your trips a lot easier.
Another way to get the best deals on flights is to course it through Kayak. Like Skyscanner, this travel search app will help you book your trip in the smoothest, most efficient way possible according to your needs. It allows you to filter search results based on time of flight, number of layovers, and preferred airline. You can also use it to pre-pay for your flights, hotel reservation, and even car rentals.
If you need some help in terms of being organized, then TripIt can definitely manage to do that and more. The app connects to your email and acquires all your travel information via confirmation messages. It then compiles everything into an instant itinerary containing your flights, hotel accommodations, rental car reservations, and even restaurant bookings! You can leave all the worrying to this virtual travel organizer and just enjoy your trip.
We love how Uber usually saves us from the metro’s ridiculous public transportation system, but even in a foreign city, this car service app can prove to be very useful. Imagine having to explore a far-off country with a language you can’t speak or a currency you don’t currently have in your pocket. With Uber operating in more than 50 countries, you can simply drop a pin to request for pick-up wherever you are and reach a certain destination, and then you can charge the fare directly to your credit card. Less hassle, more time to explore!
7. Hotel Tonight
Whether you’re an adventurous soul who likes to book last-minute flights or simply the type to cram before a trip, Hotel Tonight might just save your ass. With this booking app, you can browse for hotels selling their unbooked rooms at desperate prices, which means you can get a great bargain out of it!
Having to endure long connecting flights can be such a bore. But did you know that you can get a quick massage somewhere in Incheon International Airport, and that there’s actually a yoga room in San Francisco International Airport? Well, with GateGuru, it provides you a list of services plus awesome tips that you might find useful while navigating through the world’s best (and worst) airports.