If you are hitting the road this summer and you don’t have a limitless pot of cash, then your iPhone or iPad is a must-pack item these days. The multi-function aspect of each of these items means that they can be used for a myriad of different usages, some not so obvious, and they can even save you lots of money on your trip too.
With that in mind, here’s our list of essential apps that you should consider when travelling on a budget:
1. High quality international calling app – Rebtel 3.0
The ability to get in touch with loved ones, to book a place to stay, to check the times of transport or to simply arrange to meet friends in advance is absolutely vital on the road and you need an app that delivers a high quality call service across almost every country in the world. For us, that is Rebtel. Their brand new Rebtel 3.0 app has everything you need to stay in touch with those who matter regardless of where you are in the world.
2. Weather app – Weather+
If you are heading to a part of the world where the weather can be changeable, then you’ll need to know what to pack before you get there and what to wear whilst there. A reliable, regularly updated weather app is an essential piece of kit and the best available out there for free is Weather+, which can be used all over the globe.
3. Hotel Room Finder – Airbnb
Finding cheap hotel rooms across the globe is no easy task but that is precisely what Airbnb does for you. On this fabulous free app you can find a whole host of places to stay from small single rooms, to vast private islands, located all around the globe. A neat little feature too is that you can rent your own room or home out on the site while travelling to generate a little extra income.
4. Translator – Google Translate
If you are travelling to a country where a different language is spoken that you are not fluent in, then a reliable translation app is an absolute godsend for the traveller. The best free app we recommend here is Google Translate, which even includes voice recognition to help translate your spoken words into a foreign text.
5. Travel Reviews – Tripadvisor
How can you be sure that the hotel you are booking in isn’t a nightmare? Well the good news is people will have been there before you and will have written about it and the most well-known review site is Tripadvisor. Get this free app for your device and you’ll never end up eating in a dodgy restaurant or sleeping in a swamp ever again!
6. Flight Information – Skyscanner
If your travel extends beyond a single country, or includes a vast country like the United States or Australia, then flight information is going to be key, especially if you need to target the budget flights. Skyscanner’s free app does that perfectly for you, allowing you to view details on 600 airlines and over 60,000 flights at any one time.
With these apps, and all the other capabilities of your iPhone or iPad, you’ll be able to enjoy a long, fulfilling and enjoyable holiday, all within the budget you have allocated for yourself.