This is a feature I have wanted to make for quite a while. It’s like Happy Hour but for your phone – a more exciting name for a Tech Talk, ya dig? My phone is my lifeline – celebs are just like you (lol). I always struggle to find a balance between leaving as much space on my phone as possible for photos and having essential apps for everything I need. Today let’s look at some of my favourite travel apps I have for my trip. By the time this post reaches you I will have made it to Stockholm and have probably put these apps to good use.
- Air BNB – necessary for keeping track of your accomodations while away
- HostelWorld – see above
- Eurail – great for travelling around Europe – keeping track of train times
- Skyscanner – my favourite app for finding cheap flights
- WhatsApp – the best way to stay in touch with people in any country
- Jet lag genie – Allows you to input your current location and next location along with bedtime and the app will organize when you should wake up, get sunlight, be in dark light and make it all around easier to deal with jet lag. Stay tuned to see if it worked!
- CityMaps2Go – Download offline version map and articles about the countries you are visiting, star your important locations (i.e. where you want to go, your accommodations and major train stations). It is like a travel guide all in your pocket!
- Rome2Rio – The easiest way to figure out how to get anywhere. This may come in handy when missing a flight or for any other backpacker things I may experience
- TripIt – An all-in-one app to keep all of your information handy! Keep track of your flights, room confirmations, tickets, etc.
- Fever – This is a really cool way to find things to do in the city you are visiting. I used this last time I went to London and found a pop-up shop about resolutions!
- Spotify – Because everyone needs music. Spotify premium makes it easy to download cool playlists right to your phone to enjoy even when you are offline.
- Audible – I am testing out audible during my trip. I’ve downloaded The Defining Decade to listen to during my many flights.
- Instagram – The most obvious app I could have ever put on this list. You already know why.
- VSCOcam – Make sure you have cooler pics than all of your friends by playing with the closest thing to Photoshop on your phone.
- Whitagram – Keep your pics in the same formatting with that classic white border.
- Boomerang – Every basic needs a shimmy GIF for her Insta, Boomerang makes that happen.
- Go Pro – See your pictures in real time with the app. This is a great way to stay on top of your photos when you don’t bring your laptop.
Those are all of my favourite apps. While having these are great, I feel it is important to remind our generation about seeing the world around your phone. Don’t forget to take in these once in a lifetime opportunities and enjoy the freedom of stepping out of your data plan driven life.