The 11 Best Travel Apps to Download Before Your next Trip

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Even a seasoned traveler can feel disoriented when exploring a new location for the first time. Luckily, in this day and age, you don’t need to look farther than your phone for the solution – whether it’s help with what to pack, how to navigate the best dining spots, where to get your caffeine fix, or simply where to stay. Read on to discover Savoir Flair’s roundup of the 11 best travel apps to download, all of which will bring you one step closer to becoming the intrepid globetrotter that you always imagined yourself to be.

1

Jetsetter

Not only can you find the best deals on hotels and vacation homes at radically reduced prices, but you can also book them instantly from your phone. Jetsetter is a must-have app for travelers on the go.

Download it here.

2

Pack The Bag

Keep your packing efforts to a minimum with the savvy Pack The Bag app. It lists 650 common baggage items across 26 categories so that you can create a packing list with the touch of a screen. The provided categories can be edited, allowing you to personalize and perfect the packing process.

Download it here.

3

Stylebook

Stylebook allows you to upload all of the items in your closet and acts as your personal stylist. By knowing your travel destination and the category of attire you will require (like work, evening, formal, or vacation), it will group your clothes into stylish combinations. If that sounds like a hassle, just remember that, once you’ve taken the time to upload the images, this app will be the gift that keeps on giving in many an outfit rut.

Download it here.

4

Foodspotting

Foodspotting allows you to plan your trip based on your meal cravings – and seriously, what’s better than that? Plus, you can read reviews and see what the dishes look like as the app is powered by people who take and upload photos of food, thus letting your eyes be the judge.

Download it here.

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5

Beanhunter

If you’re like us, securing a decent cup of coffee can make or break your entire day. From indicating whether or not WiFi is available to offering staff-written reviews of all the major independent cafés in each city, Beanhunter will help you quickly and efficiently secure your next caffeine fix.

Download it here.

 

6

XE Currency

The free XE Currency app is an absolute must-have for any traveler. It contains 30,000 currency charts so that you can easily calculate your conversion rate and avoid getting ripped off at a currency exchange.

Download it here.

7

GateGuru

Have a long layover? GateGuru is here to help. With maps of all the world’s major airports, tips on the average wait time at each terminal’s security checkpoints, and even reviews of the restaurants within, this app is helpful when you feel like you’re essentially living in the airport in anticipation of that next flight.

Download it here.

8

Google Translate

With over 90 languages in its database, Google Translate is the clear winner when it comes to making your way around a foreign new land. The best part? It will actually allow you to take a photo of a sign or menu item and then help you figure out what it says.

Download it here.

9

Hotel Tonight

Hotel Tonight is an app that allows you to book a room in just ten seconds (three taps and a swipe, and you’re done) and is best for scoring last-minute rooms at a major discount – up to a whopping 70 percent in some cases.

Download it here.

10

Airbnb

Gaining more and more momentum by the day, Airbnb is a great alternative to booking a hotel room. Download the app to find an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month. Currently, there are over 34,000 cities and 191 countries available to discover.

Download it here.

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11

onefinestay

With 2,500 luxury vacation apartments in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Rome, onefinestay is a great option for the sophisticated traveler who is looking for some fancy digs in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

Download it here.

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