Save money and time while travelling with these 10 apps. (Our featured image is by julieet)
Your itinerary organised and at your fingertips – TripIt
Forward flight, hotel and car-rental confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and TripIt combines them into one organised itinerary.
Keep in touch with friends and family – WhatsApp
Reduce roaming costs with this text and photo message system. When used in conjunction with a free Wi-Fi connection, it offers facilitates free communication.
Locate nearby free Wi-Fi hotspots – Free Wi-Fi Finder
Points you to the nearest publicly-accessible WiFi hotspot (exercise caution at such hotspots, however, as many are unsecure).
Snag a last minute discount luxury hotel room – Hotel Tonight
Steep last-minute discounts on a nice selection of hotels in 60-plus US cities and 37 cities in Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Forgo hotel room banality, and stay in a unique space instead – Airbnb
Searching, messaging and booking for the 33,000 properties (in 192 countries) in Airbnb’s inventory.
Find the best places to eat and shop in the airport – GateGuru
The AirportCard function intelligently displays information about airport amenities.
Navigate the local subterranean railway system – MetrO
Find the shortest route by public transportation in over 400 cities around the world (user must select which cities to download information for).
See how foreign prices convert into your own currency – XE
The best currency converter around.
Dine like the locals at an independently owned restaurant – LocalEats
Map-based search system of restaurants in your location. No national chain restaurants listed.
Locate a nearby publicly accessible toilet – SitOrSquat
Around 100,000 public toilets are listed and rated in the big cities in the US and Europe.
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