Let me be honest – I do not enjoy traveling! However, almost everyone I know seems to be in love with it. While many of my friends devise their whole year around ‘exciting’ tours to exotic locales, I work myself into a frazzle planning the few annual trips that I HAVE to take. I can never be too sure if I have packed everything I need, if I will reach the airport or train station in time, and if my stay will be what I hoped it would be. Whether you are like me, have a bad case of wanderlust, or find yourself globetrotting for your job, these easy-to-use phone apps will help you plan every travel detail while staying organized.
1. FlightTrack Pro
A flight delay can completely derail your vacation schedule. Zoom-able maps, flight delay/cancellation alerts, and information about the weather are all part of the package here.
2. Travel List for iPhone or Pack Point for Android
Don’t we all need a little help in keeping track of the items we intend to pack as part of our luggage? Travel List and Pack Point will help you declutter your suitcases while not forgetting to pack whatever is important.
If you are traveling abroad, remember to fire up CityMaps2Go as this fun app lets you pre-determine your route in big cities (Berlin, NY, etc.). City guides, travel advice from experts, offline maps, etc. make this app a must-have on your mobile device.
This travel app provides you with valuable information on airport food shops at your terminal, weather, airport maps for unfamiliar airports, etc. It also adds new meaning to the term ‘travel itinerary’ – you can manage time on your travel day in just a few easy swipes.
5. XE Money
This app shows foreign exchange rates, historical charts, currency calculators and everything else you need to stay penny wise while on a trip.
This app is the official travel planner for the Indian Ministry of Tourism. It populates a list of places you can visit based on your interests.
This travel app comes loaded with travelogues, itineraries and reviews by those who have already visited your holiday spot of choice. It also boasts of a social network with travel as its main focus.
This app is for the adventurous – wine tours, stays at jungle lodges, waterfall rappelling, whatever your wish, it will help you plan it.
We all fear losing our way in a new place – NaviMaps features comprehensive 3D maps covering 7200 spots all over India. Added bonus: it works even when you are offline.
10. Helpchat and Google Translate
While the former is a personal assistant app that helps you get everything from booking cabs to mobile recharges done, the latter lets you communicate with others in a new city.
Keep your phone functioning smoothly while you explore new travel destinations – get your mobile serviced now!