We travel a lot. Over the years, we’ve learned what works (and what doesn’t!). Nowadays you won’t see us travelling without our iPhones, loaded with everything we need (and backed up, of course).
So, what are the apps we find indispensable when we travel? We went through our iPhones and decided these are our ‘must have’ apps we use and love, no matter how far or how long we roam…
** Granted, not all of these are budget related, but they’ve either provided great information, great entertainment…or prevented us from spending unnecessarily in SOME way.
LESS TRACKING, MORE TRAVELLING | BUILT BY TRAVELLERS
We are Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney of Never Ending Voyage, a couple who’ve been travelling full time since March 2010. Managing our finances is what has enabled us to have so many wonderful experiences but, after 3 years on the road, we needed something better than scribbled notes, loose receipts, and complicated spreadsheets to track our expenses.
So we built Trail Wallet.
Nobody wants to worry about money while travelling, but we all do. Tracking your finances is a simple way to get some freedom from this financial anxiety.
Instead of just hoping you’ve got enough money, know.
Expedia Hotels, Flights, Cars & Activities
Now you can book your hotel, flight, rental car and activities on the Expedia App! From planning to booking and beyond, the Expedia App is designed to enhance your journey. Get inspired with our iPad travel collections. Save with mobile-exclusive deals on your iPhone.
TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants
Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and book your perfect trip. With over 225 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go.
Find low airfares, pick your ideal seat on the plane, and get real-time flight alerts with the free SeatGuru app. We have rolled out redesigned high resolution seat maps with improved seat and amenity information.
Hotel Reservations – Booking.com – Hotels worldwide & hotel deals
The best thing about the Booking.com app? Instant confirmation, paperless check-in and offline maps, every time you book. Search for hotels – With 855,000+ hotels, apartments and more – we’ve got it all – Looking for a last-minute hotel reservation? Book most without a credit card!
Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb iPhone App! Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and is the simplest way to earn money from your extra space. With over 600,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you.
BONUS: Click here for $20 off your first trip on Airbnb!
Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox.
TIP: Check out our “How To” Post on How To Get Started with Geocaching
Trover – The Photo App for Travelers
Trover is the photo app for travellers. Trover is powered by a joyful community of wanderers and photographers who seek share-worthy things to see and do all over the world. Trover contains hundreds of thousands of beautiful, geo-tagged photos.
GasBuddy – Find Cheap Fuel Prices
GasBuddy Organization Inc
We call it gas. You call it fuel. Thank goodness we all understand what it means to save money. At the end of the day, we’re the world’s leading fuel pricing app that wants to help you keep the money in the bank and not in the tank.
trivago Hotel deal comparison from over 250 booking sites worldwide
As the world’s largest hotel search, trivago compares over 900,000 deals from more than 250 booking sites daily on our mission to be and remain the travellers’ first and independent source for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rates.
Hopper – Airfare Predictions
Save up to 40% on your next flight. Hopper analyzes billions of flight prices daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you when to buy your tickets. Hopper constantly monitors prices to find great deals, and notifies you the instant you should buy.
* Type to translate 90 languages * Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages * Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages * Draw with your finger as a keyboard alternative * Star and save translations for future reference *
Words With Friends – World’s Best Free Word Game! Fun for All!
Now play the World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English. Words With Friends is the fun, free social word game where your skills are tested.
Optime Software LLC
Think you have a good vocabulary? Take on your iPhone or a friend in this chalkboard classic and find out how good your vocabulary really is. Hangman Free is the best Hangman game available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game faithfully captures every detail of the classic Hangman experience.
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS. PLAY WITH WORDS. Get a game of SCRABBLE going with just about anyone – or play solo against the computer! Plus, now you can play SCRABBLE in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. WHO WILL YOU PLAY?