Best Travel Apps

A few years back when one is checking in a hotel or lodge the first question was, “Where is the Bar?” This phrasal question has since been dethroned by, “What is the WIFI Password?” Smartphones have been integrated into our daily life. When it comes to travelling, some smartphones couldn`t bear to be left behind and technology is growing every day. Most of the bookings are done from phones from the first email to the day of check out. Here are Travel Apps which are essential if you are a modern Explorer of which I believe you are, these travel apps will ease your travel plan in the most paranormal way possible.

17.) XE Currency

Xe Currency, One of the Best Travel Apps
Xe Currency, One of the Best Travel Apps

This is one of your to-go Travel Apps for live currency rates and international money Transfers. One of the worlds renown currency exchange App compare prices just to make sure you are getting the best deal at that particular moment. Since 2009 it has been connecting people around the world. Monitor up to 10 currencies of your choice including the precious metal Bitcoin.

More than 10,000,000 Downloads

App Released 12th October 2011

Available both in | Download IOS and Google Play.

16.) Trip It.

Trip it, A Travel App
Trip it, A Travel App

Quickly make sense of all travel plans and create a single itinerary for every trip. As soon as you book that flight, hotels et Cetra, email Trip it at plan@tripit.com and they will instantly add your plan to your master itinerary. No need to frantically search for through your inbox, when will your flight get in or your confirmation number, get it all together in your Trip it. Even When you are offline.

More than 5,000,000 Downloads

Available in Both | DownLoad IOS and Google Play.

15.) Hooper

Hooper, A Travel App
Hooper, A Travel App

Okay Buddies, when is the best time to book your flight? Or even a Hotel? When is the perfect time to travel especially if you have a stringent budget? Well, these questions are and can be answered by this travel App, Hooper. This App will help you predict airfares with an accuracy of about 80% to 90% correct on when, Airfares will be low, same with hotels. You receive a notification on whether to book now or wait a little bit longer.

More than 10,000,000 Downloads

Available for both |Download IOS and Google Play.

Released on 30th August 2015

14.) Bus Kenya Travel App

If Travelling or in Kenya and booking local flights is not your thing, or maybe you are in a tight budget, and you want to travel a long distance like from Nairobi To Mombasa, this App will come in handy.

The App has more than 16 Bus Companies, where you can compare prices. Apart from the buses, the App is equipped with online Radio, local Tv, Music, Movies and Sports Channels making it one of the best travel apps in Kenya.

Available for | Download Google Play

13.) Flapp, TravelStart App

Flapp, TravelStart Booking App
Flapp, TravelStart Booking App

You probably like it quick; flights just do it for you, then you need this App, Flapp from Travel Start is the fastest way to book your flight. Book your Domestic and International flights routes in seconds and get the best deals.

Available for | Download IOS and Google Play

It was released on 30th April 2015 with over 500,000 Downloads.

12.) SGR Kenya/ Madaraka Express

Madaraka Express, Booking App
Madaraka Express, Booking App

Another efficient way to travel in Kenya is by using the SGR Travel App (Standard Gauge Railway). Popular when travelling from Nairobi to Mombasa. It only takes 5hours, you have options of Express or Intercounty.

The inter-county (morning) train departs Nairobi at 8:20 am and takes five hours, fifty-eight minutes arriving in Mombasa at 2:18 pm. The express (afternoon) train departs Nairobi at 2:35 pm and takes four hours, forty-three minutes arriving in Mombasa at 7:18 pm.

Available on | DownLoad Google Store

More than 50,000 DownLoads

Released, 2nd June 2017

11.) Hostel World.

Hostel World, Booking App
Hostel World, Booking App

HostelWorld is one of the perfect Accommodation Travel Apps for backpackers and budget for wanderlust Travelers across more than 179 countries. It has the best offers, try it today.

Filter by location, price, room type, facilities and many more. It has helped and made travel affordable around the world. Meet like-minded travellers.

More than 1000,000 Downloads

Realised 24th May 2011.

Available in both |DownLoad IOS and Google Play.

10.) Travel Buddy

Travel Buddy
Travel Buddy

Sometimes, your friends could not be willing to go for a tour or trip with you, so what do you do? And doing it Solo is just not your thing? Do you cancel or just proceed? Well, this is where the Travel Buddy App comes in, you will be able to search for another travelling partner, mash-up and make your trip lit. Locate your nearby fellow traveller on your location using this travel app.

|DownLoad IOS and Google Play.

More than 100,000 Downloads

Released on 21st October 2017.

9.) Happy Cow, Vegan App

Happy Cow
Happy Cow

Are you a happy cow? Have you just joined the club of being a vegan or just in a mission to lose weight and you want to locate vegan restaurants and groceries during travel?  A happy cow is a perfect App to guide you around cities in over 180 countries.

More than 1000,000 Downloads

Released on 28th October 2010.

Available in both Google Play Free Version, Pro $5.00 and IOS. (Cost$5.99)

8.) First Aid and Emergency Techniques

First Aid is vital for saving lives whenever accidents occur from Cardiopulmonary resuscitation to ABC which stands for Airway Breathing and circulation. Fortunately, I know how to go about first Aid, I may not need this App but through it. Many people have been able to save a life, though I hope through your adventurous trip you will not need to use it just in case an incident strikes, first Aid will come in handy to save a life. I advise you to download this app and during your free time just go through it you will learn a lot.  A minute used to learn something new equals to none.

Available in | Download Google Play

More than 100,000 DownLoads

7.) PolarSteps for Recording your Journey.

PolarSteps, Travel App
PolarSteps, Travel App

I might not be using it because I record all my escapades here in this blog but most of my friend do use it, it is a simple way to document your journey automatically, countries and cities visited, National Parks and reserves. People can also follow your journey and the best thing about this travel App, it won’t drain your battery as it can work offline.

More than 1,000,000 Downloads

Released on 28th September 2016

Available on both | DownLoad Google Play and IOS.

6.) Google Maps

Google Maps
Google Maps

One of the Best Travel Apps. What would the world be like without this magical App? Google Maps is one of the most useful tools I use almost daily, from navigating to different places within a city to roads, hiking and locating destinations without a sweat, just like a pro. Anywhere in the world, you are unlikely to get lost armed with Google Maps. Whenever I get a new phone which happens like every year (I have a valid reason), the first App I activate or update is Google Maps. To add spice on this delicious meal, google Maps updates you on traffic, what more could one ask for?

More than 5,000,000,000 Downloads

Available on both IOS and Google Play

5.) WhatsApp.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp

I know most likely of all the travel Apps you already have this App in your phone, but it is worth reinstating as it is a valuable tool when it comes to travelling especially when you are in a new country where communication is brought to zero cost thanks to WhatsApp, roaming was an expensive mode, but now you just turn it off and switch on to Wi-Fi which is free in most of the hotels you will check in..

As much as Emails are official, WhatsApp is slowly replacing emails in booking Hotels and contacting Tour Agents.

More than 5,000,000,000 Downloads

Available on both |DownLoad Google Play and IOS

Released on 18th October 2010

4.) Uber

Uber
Uber

Available in more than 600 Airports and 700 Cities across the world, Uber is one of the easiest ways to make travel stress free. Especially when you are in a new country. From safety to Comfort and reliability not forgetting affordability. Spare your friends and family stress as you can share your journey and location status so they know you made it to your destination safely. To see if this travel App is available in your city, check your city here.

More than 500,000,000 DownLoads

Released on 28th October 2010

Available both in | DownLoad Google Play and IOS.

3.) Weather Forecast App

Weather Forecast App
Weather Forecast App

Real-time Update on weather, know what to dress, what to pack in your travel bag. Global changes have altered the normal weather patterns we used to know but with this App, you get up to an hourly update of the weather forecast. This App is widely used and one of the best Travel Apps you could have installed on your phone.

Available both in | DownLoad Google Play and IOS.

More than 10,000,000 Downloads.

2.) Google Translate.

Have you ever been to a country where no one knows your language? You try to communicate in sign language but nothing forthcoming? This is where Google Translate App comes in, all international languages (Precisely 100 Languages) can be easily translated to a language you understand. From one on one talk to official emails. Google Translate makes it easy for all of us. From Swahili to Zulu.

More than 500,000,000

Available Both in | DownLoad Google play and IOS

1.) HDR Max

HDR Editor
HDR Editor

Sometimes you may not carry your Camera or the camera might be away from you or better still you have been not able to afford a camera yet and you have a moment you have to Capture and the only option is your phone and you need to hit your Instagram and other social media platforms like a pro. There is one App I trust, there could be more but I have always used, HDR Max, it comes in Handy with just a few touches the final result has always been world-class. Try it today and let me know in the comment sections and so is the other apps I listed above.

Available on |Download Google Play

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe a travel restrictions app will be useful right-now. I mean it wouldn’t be very smart booking a ticket for a country which will not grant you entry because of the covid travel restrictions…

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