20 Apps for the World Traveler

by Johnny Webber

1. Hostelworld – Book from 35,000 properties in 180 countries across the globe.

2. Kayak – Compare hundreds of travel sites in seconds.

3. AirBnB – Find a place to stay using your phone.

4. AllStays – Find a camping spot to crash at.

5. SkyScanner – Compare millions of flights from around the world in seconds.

6. GasBuddy – Find the cheapest gas on the go.

7. AroundMe – Search for the nearest gas stations, restaurants, banks, and more.

8. TripAdvisor – Plan your perfect trip wherever you are.

9. Stay – Find the best places to go with offline maps.

10. TripIt – Access reservations, maps, and more.

11. Google Translate – Converse naturally and let Google translate between 80 languages.

12. Word Lens – Instantly translate printed words with your phone’s camera.

13. XE – Calculate currency values based on exchange rates.

14. WiFi Finder – Scan for Wi-Fi hotspots around you.

15. CityMaps2Go – Use the offline maps to find popular attractions and insider tips.

16. MapsWithMe – Maps for every country and every city.

17. WikiSherpa – An open-source world map that mashes up WikiVoyage, Wikipedia, and OpenStreetMap.

18. Field Trip – Your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.

19. Triposo – Explore the world and get smart, personalized suggestions that cover highlights and hidden gems.

20. Backpackr – Get connected with like-minded travelers. Meet-up with other backpacker travelling to the same destination as you.

20 Apps for the World Traveler