10 TRAVEL APPS WE LOVE 

All of the apps below make travelling infinitely easier and more efficient allowing you can get the absolute most out of your adventure

TRIPIT - Organizes your trip

TripIt is a travel organizing app that creates a master itinerary for your trip

Once you’ve made your travel bookings, you simply forward your flight, hotel, car rental and other travel confirmation emails to [email protected] and the app will create a viewable file that acts as a personalized information hub

TripIt also makes it easy to share your travel plans with friends family or colleagues

There’s also a pro level you have to pay for that unlocks more functions like real-time flight alerts, an alternate flight finder and a pick-a-seat option

TripIt is like having your very own personal assistant making sure your travel plans go off perfectly

TRIPIT | iOS | ANDROID

TRAVWELL - Manages your health while on your trip

The TravWell app provides practical tips for preventing and managing illnesses while travelling abroad

Created by the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, TravWell provides immunization info for hundreds of destinations and countries

The app keeps a record of your medications and immunizations and will remind you to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re travelling

It stores your passport details, country visas, doctor contact info, drivers license numbers, health insurance info and any other important documents you may need while abroad

There’s also a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel and a customizable healthy travel packing list

Top app from the top dog

TRAVWELL | iOS | ANDROID

CANIMMUNIZE - Stores your vaccination records

If you love the US-based Centres for Disease Control but prefer to patronize a Canadian version of the TravWell app this is it

Created by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute CANImmunize securely stores your vaccination records and helps you get vaccinated on time

The app is a hub of information about vaccines and vaccinations

It has a knowledge centre, interactive maps and will alert you to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases

It also provides fun learning about vaccinations with games videos and a kids comic book

CANIMMUNIZE | iOS | ANDROID

VISITACITY - Guides you through major cities

VisitACity helps you plan what to see and do when you get to your travel destination

Open the app click on your destination city and choose from Top Attractions, Things To Do, Popular Itineraries, Tours and Sightseeing, Day, Tours and Trips and Outdoor Activities and build a custom itinerary

VisitACity also offers 1-6 day pre-selected travel guides that do the work for you while interactive maps let you see where things are located before you set out on your adventure

You can also purchase tours & tickets and save your bookings and itineraries inside the app

Take it from us, this is one very useful app

VISITACITY | iOS | ANDROID

CITYMAPPER - Connects you with local public transportation

Citymapper is the ultimate urban transport app

Inside the app you can find local bus, ferry, tram, subway and train stations, routes, times and schedules

You can also find out where and how to use alternative types of public transport including ride-sharing services, bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and mopeds

You can even subscribe to specific bus, train or subway lines and the app will alert you when you need to get off – which is handy when you’re riding public transport for the first time in a new country

Citymapper is smart user-friendly good for the planet and gets you to your destination the quickest easiest way possible

We can’t say enough about this tool

CITYMAPPER | iOS | ANDROID

WIFI MAP - Finds the closest wifi hotspots

WIFI MAP targets travellers who absolutely need to be online

Touch the app and it geo-locates where you are and then displays every free wifi hotspot in the surrounding area on a digital map

You can also pre-search wifi hot-spots in places you plan to go to

All wifi hotspots are crowd-sourced from fellow travellers so the maps are precise and up-to-date

WIFI MAP is free, popular and it can plug you into more than 500 million free wifi hotspots around the globe

WIFI MAP | iOS | ANDROID

GOOGLE TRANSLATE/DUOLINGO - Translates/teaches you languages

Two great but entirely different language apps

Google Translate (GT) can translate multiple forms of text and media, including text, speech, images, websites and real-time video into more than 100 different languages

It’s not always perfect but it’s incredibly good, so good it’s hard to imagine travelling without this app

Duolingo is a language tool that allows you to learn basic local words and phrases using easy to play word games

It’s particularly good for people who are brushing up on a language they already have some familiarity with

It won’t replace an actual language lesson, but it’s a lot of fun, very effective and an excellent primer before you head abroad

GOOGLE TRANSLATE | iOS | ANDROID

DUOLINGO | iOS | ANDROID

WOLFRAM SUN EXPOSURE - Protects you from a nasty sunburn

We all know we should apply and reapply sunscreen and sunblock but it’s easier said than done

The Wolfram Sun Exposure app is challenging that assumption

This extremely basic app geo-locates your location, asks you to describe your skin type, the date and time of day you plan to be outside and the SPF of your sunscreen

It then calculates how long you can be in the sun without burning

A simple safety-first solution that helps protect your skin

WOLFRAM | iOS

WHATSAPP - Let's you stay in touch with people you meet

WhatsApp is a great way to chat or stay in touch with people you meet abroad

With more than a billion users worldwide it’s highly likely you’ll run into someone that uses this service

You’ll still need a data connection or Wi-Fi to be able to send messages but the app itself is free and will allow you to talk or text with anyone anywhere in the world for free

(Which means it’s also a good way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home)

WHATSAPP | iOS | ANDROID |WINDOWS PHONE | MAC | WINDOWS PC

TROVER - Shares your travel photos with a community of travel lovers

Trover is basically Instagram for travellers

The app lets you post and share geo-tagged photos from your travels, meet and follow like-minded travellers, share travel tips and save inspirational places and activities to your very own bucket list

You can choose from categories like What’s Hot, What’s New or Top Trovers to discover great photos and new places to go and see around the world

You can also search for images via descriptive categories such as Iconic Places, Extreme Adventures, Disappearing Destinations, Castles of Old Europe or Art

Follow experienced well-travelled Trovers in the newsfeed or browse cool local images from the Nearby menu

But mainly Trover is a place for you to post your own awesome finds and make lists of places you love or want to visit

It’s the ultimate visual wish-list of everything you have ever dreamed of seeing and doing

TROVER | iOS | ANDROID

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Mike G - Yelp