When you’re traveling, there are tons of things you need to take care of; packing everything you need, making sure all of your documents are in order. And then there’s the actual trip itself. There are plenty of things you can’t really account for, and just as many that can go wrong.

After finishing your studies and deciding on your favorite university, with all of the things you have to take care of for this trip, you may end up missing out on all the fun. Luckily, there are all sorts of useful apps out there, to ensure that your trip is going to be filled just with pleasant surprises.

So here 6 Top Traveling Apps:

OANDA Currency Converter

Onada Currency Converter App

This is a pretty straightforward app that provides with information about currency conversion rates for over 190 different currencies (and four metals!). It looks very sleek and understated, which is great, because it’s really easy to use, and extremely efficient. And that’s exactly what you need when you’re on the go.

Oanda provides you not just with general figures, it can also factor in average conversion rates at ATM machines, and can approximate the exchange rate of your bank. I’m really grateful for apps like these, because I always tend to worry about money when I’m traveling. I’m not a very neat person at the best of times. It’s great to have a handy tool that does all this work for me.

Show Around

Show Around Official Site

This app allows travelers to find locals who are willing to show you around town, as the name implies. They have people signed up all around the world. The impressive map on their website lists all of the cities where there are guides signed up. Each local has a profile on the app’s site, and you can chat with them before you meet up, to see if you click. This app really helped me connect with people. I still stay in touch with some of them. It’s really great for people who are kind of shy and don’t really want to bother anyone. Especially when I know I’m on vacation, but these people still have to go to work and don’t have time to chat with tourists.


CityMaps2Go App

There’s no point in explaining why you need a map when you’re traveling. CityMaps2Go is an absolutely vital app when you’re traveling to a place you’ve never been before. It offers detailed maps, in-depth content, and dozens of handy traveling tips. It’s a real life saver when you’re as dreadful as I am when it comes to reading maps. I can barely figure out which way is left, and which way’s right.

The great thing about this app is that it has an online, as well as an offline version. That means that even if you’re not near a wi-fi hotspot or your connection isn’t working properly, you won’t end up stranded in the middle of a city you don’t know.


Hopper App

Hopper is a really neat little app. It scours the internet in search of really cheap flights and travel offers. Simple enough. The only downside to using this app is that you might get addicted. I have friends I haven’t seen in ages. Whenever I want to meet them out for a drink, they’re somewhere half away across the world. And honestly, I think they end up saving money in these nearly-every-weekend getaways.


SideKix App

There are certain must-see things in every country everyone knows about. You might as well check them out. But don’t be surprised if they turn out to be underwhelming. I, one, was really disappointed when I first started traveling, and finally saw all those things I had read about in books, or saw on TV. They all looked kind of tiny, and I had the feeling I had already been there before. Plus, these super popular places are usually flooded with tourists, so you won’t really get to see much of anything.

Take the Louvre for example. Last year, it had over 8.6 million visitors in total. It would definitely be a pity not to see these famous attractions, but once you’ve taken a few pictures, and stood a few minutes in the presence of history, there’s not much else you can do.

Free Wi-Fi Finder

Wifi Finder App

This is the kind of app you never feel like you’re going to need until you do. The name of the app pretty much says it all. It helps you find Wifi hotspots in your area, for over 45 countries worldwide. You may be wondering how it can do that if there it’s not connected to the internet, and there’s no Wi-Fi in the area – since that’s the problem you want to solve in the first place. Well, the app stores all of these locations in your phone. It updates its findings regularly when you connect to the internet. All of the hotspots are located, reviewed, and rated by users who have tried using them, so you can be sure they’re working properly.

Travel apps are becoming more and more responsive to travelers’ needs. There are probably a lot of improvements that can be made to the existing ones, and plenty more new apps that could help you in your adventures. The main difference between an average tourist and a real traveler is that a traveler knows how to travel smart.

And if you’ve already invested in gadgets and devices, why not put them to good use? Your experience is going to be way more fulfilling if you manage to avoid all of the minor nuisances that can really get you down.

That’s it hope you liked this article, If you have any other app in mind then feel free to tell us about it in the comment section below

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  • nickjig

    Great apps! I use almost all of them! But concerning navigation I love Spyglass gps app, that has a lot of features for those who are not very good at orienting (like me). It shows your accurate position on a map and allows to save locations for tracking (e.g. your car or your hotel location). Really helpful