Apps That Have Changed The Way We Travel

Apps That Have Changed The Way We Travel

With so much new technology around these days it’s hard to know what works and what just weighs you down digitally when it comes to putting Apps on your devices.

I remember downloading a game once onto a 16gb iPad Mini. By the time I’d upped my still level a few times and downloaded the ever needed updates I was soon faced with the agonising decision to continue playing the game or devote my iPad to being the multi function device I’d purchased … Long story short, I now have my iPad dedicated to my game only (3 years of playing I just couldn’t give up) .

So the question is, What Apps give you the information you need and will be used just an other space filler on your screen.

These are the App we’ve used and find invaluable on our quest to make our travel experience more pleasurable and not a hinderance to our holiday.


Over 70 million people have registered with Duolingo, a free and incredibly well-designed language learning app. Though not a replacement for proper language tuition, the app is a fun way to get the basics, or to keep yourself fresh on grammar and vocabulary, before a trip abroad. Just like a computer game, the app guides you through levels that you need to complete before advancing, and you gain experience points along the way.
 Free, iOS and Android,


XE is the go-to site for currency conversions on the web, so it’s no surprise that its app is so popular: with over 20 million downloads since launch. It has lots of business-oriented features, such as rates for precious metals and historic currency charts, but for the traveller it is most useful for the simple fact that it’s able to convert every world currency. It also functions offline by saving the last updated rates, which is great if you’re in a place with limited connectivity or trying to save on data.
 Free, iOS and Android,


A bit like a pocket travel agent, Tripit pulls together travel information from your confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars, events bookings and converts it into a single itinerary. Just forward your emails to the app and it will do the rest. If you’re travelling with others you can easily share the plans, making this a useful app for coordinating a group trip.
 Free, iOS and Android,


Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 70 million travelers worldwide. This is one of our favorites as it will work off line (provided you download the map first). Spain, Morocco and Portugal… try walking the narrow laneways with this handy App.

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