Everyone needs a good vacation every so often. With technology becoming increasingly involved in our everyday lives and especially during travels, it can go a long way in ensuring you get that perfect holiday.
In this article, we bring you seven of the best apps that can aid your perfect backpacking trip.
Developer: Skyscanner Ltd | Size: 203.6 MB(iOS); 66MB (Android) | Price: Free
Taking a flight is the first step of any epic journey and Skyscanner can help you bag some really good deals on them.
You see, flight prices tend to fluctuate a lot. Skyscanner compares all these prices and gets you the best deal possible. The more you save on your ticket, the more you can spend on the trip.
Developer: BlaBlaCar | Size: 21MB (Android); 151.4MB (iOS) | Price: Free
If you’re shy about asking for lifts and can’t afford to just call an Uber any time you need to get somewhere, this app is going to be a lifesaver.
The app is essentially a carpooling service except the drivers are regular people who happen to be part of the community. You can hitch a ride with a local while getting all the tips on that hidden food joint no tour guide can tell you about.
Developer: Rome2Rio | Size: 3.4 MB (Android); 35MB (iOS) | Price: Free
Rome2Rio is a trip planner that basically lets you figure out how to get just about anywhere. You can type in wherever you would want to go and the app will show you all possible transportation that you can take to get there.
The app also has a host of other trip planning and management features like booking details and available accommodation that are sure to be helpful along the way.
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Developer: Duolingo | Size: Varies with device(Android); 133.5MB (iOS) | Price: Free
Knowing the local language when travelling to a spot can go a long way in enhancing your backpacking experience.
Duolingo is a simple, easy to use, no-nonsense app that lets you learn any language, or at least its basic phrases for free.
Developer: Hostelworld.com | Size: 33MB (Android) 196.6MB (iOS) | Price: Free
Hostelworld is most probably the best hostel booking app. You could be planning a proper vacation or just a weekend getaway, this app will accommodate you just like you accommodate your last-minute plans.
From party hostels to luxurious hotel suites, this app has got all your getaway needs done and dusted.
Developer: Simon Fairbairn | Size: 35.9MB | Price: Free
Keeping track of your expenses is essential to any vacation. Even more so when you’re backpacking. Trust me, it’s way better to reach your destination and knowing how much you have to spend rather than just hoping you’ve got enough money.
Trail Wallet lets you keep a track of all your expenses in a simple, hassle-free manner. It’s designed to be fast so you can focus on enjoying rather than dealing with numbers.
Developer: Wawwo | Size: 8.9MB (Android); 39.8MB (iOS) | Price: Free
If you often find yourself under or overequipped for your travels, this app is going to come real handy.
All you need to do put in some basic details about your destination and it automatically generates a list of essentials for you to pack. The app even takes into account the weather when recommending items.
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