Traveling is one of the most enjoyable, gratifying experiences you can have. However, if you don’t know how to plan properly, even traveling somewhere nearby can become an awful experience very fast.
To prevent this from happening, here is a list of three really cool apps that you can get for free and that take care of all the most intensive aspects of planning your trip.
Let’s get started with them.
1. Don’t Forget Important Stuff
When it comes to traveling, perhaps the part where most people make mistakes is when it’s time to pack their things. That’s not surprising of course, since longer trips and more destinations will always require more things to pack, which in turn means the danger of forgetting about something important increases dramatically.
Thankfully, Packpoint is available for iPhone as a self-proclaimed ‘intelligent packing list builder for serious travelers’. The title might seem overly-confident, but the app definitely lives up to it thanks to a comprehensive set of options that let you almost forget about packing.
In fact, with this app all you have to do is specify the number of days you will be traveling, the location, the activities you have planned and it will automatically give you a list of the most important things to pack.
2. Find Cheap Flights Fast
If you are not used to traveling often, don’t make the mistake of simply buying the first flight you stumble across. If you do, you will most likely regret spending a lot more than you should have.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do tons of research to find the cheapest tickets anymore. Instead, you can just install Kayak on your iPhone and let the app do the heavy lifting for you.
The service allows you to find great deals for a bunch of things, but the ones you get for flights are the best. You just need to specify if it is a round trip or not, your departure date and some more information, and after a few seconds the app will return a series of results that you can even filter according to your preferences.
3. Plan What To Do Before You Even Get There
Once you get to your destination, one of the first things you’ll want to do is head out of the hotel and have a good time. Before, this would have meant doing tons of research, getting several guides and even asking friends for recommendations.
Now, the Offline City Guides from TripAdvisor can do all that for you. The best part of this app of course, is that you don’t even need an internet connection to have all this information. You simply choose your destination and you’ll have the guide downloaded to your iPhone in a few minutes.
The guides provided by the app are quite thorough, and you can find all sorts of locations in them, ranging from popular attractions to hidden restaurants and even suggested itineraries.
And that’s about it. If you are planning on taking a trip either to your neighboring city or somewhere on the other side of the world, make sure you use these apps and you are guaranteed to have a great time!