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The Top 5 Travel Apps

Traveling is fun and exciting, but it can be stressful at times! I’ve made a list of the 5 best apps to use when you’re taking a trip. There is an app for planning the trip, packing, getting around the city, exploring and keeping in touch with loved ones.



Not everyone who travels can afford to stay in the Ritz Carlton, so this app is a must for all travelers. This app is a geo-tagged directory of 25,000 hostels and other budget hotels with millions of user reviews to help you rest better on the plane, knowing you won’t stay in a a flea-infested hell hole! 


Packing Pro

Even the most experienced travelers can struggle when packing for a trip. What if it rains? Did I remember the essentials? This app is designed to help you answer these questions. Simply put in where you’re going and for how long and it comes up with a list of what to pack! It even splits the list up into essentials (passport, chargers etc..), clothes and more. 



The worst feeling is landing in a country after a long flight and trying to decipher the public transit maps. Hopstop is an app that has the public transport information of 68 (and counting) countries around the world. You just click where you are and where you need to get to and it gets you there, easy as that. 



Sitting down a week before your trip and going through travel books to plan where to go is both tiring and boring, FourSquare does this for you! Take a spontaneous trip and when you arrive just look at the app for anything from restaurants to churches with tips from people who have visited there before. This has become a travel essential to me. 


Whats app

When you travel you still want to talk to friends back home or get in touch with any friends you want to visit. Whats app is a free messaging app that uses wifi (or 3g) to send messages. You can use this at the hotel or in a cafe or restaurant that offers wifi to write a friend or send them pictures. 

About selah edlington (4 Articles)
I am a professional Communication student at Ryerson University. I love writing, travelling, culture & history. I was born in Canada but lived in Angola and Dubai as well as a few other places.

2 Comments on The Top 5 Travel Apps

  1. Carolyn McD // May 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm // Reply

    Really helpful Selah.Four Square and Whatsapp came with my phone and now I know I will use them.

  2. excellent apps!

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