Google Maps (Free)
Before you leave for
your next trip, down-
load your destination’s
map for offline use
within Google Maps. No more pan-
icking when you need directions but
don’t have a signal!
Afraid you’re forget-
ting something when
packing for a trip? Give
PackPoint some basic
info about your excursion and the app
will give you a list of what to bring,
with space for you to add extras.
Whether you’re trav-
eling by plane, car,
boat, or train, down-
load that latest Netflix
series you haven’t seen on your de-
vice and enjoy binge-watching them
on the way to your destination.
If you’re traveling
abroad, it’s helpful
and respectful to
learn some conversational language.
I love Babbel because it focuses on
making you minimally fluent ASAP.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Don’t spoil a good
time with money con-
flicts. Use Splitwise
to easily keep track
of group expenses; you’ll be able to
pay one another back just as easily
as you borrowed.
Just because the
restaurant looks fan-
cy, doesn’t mean that
expensive entree is
going to be worth the money. Use
Yelp to find local, reasonably priced
places that are off the beaten path.
You know you want
to share all the
pictures you take.
For this, I highly recommend the
Darkroom app. It’s easy to use and
makes your photos look amazing.
This is a must-have
app if you’re traveling
to a country where
you don’t know the language. It can
translate signs, menus, and more
right in front of your eyes.
Exchange Rate (Free)
This offline app is
for traveling abroad.
Know whether the exchange rate
you’re given is fair or playing to your
ignorance by using the this app.
This is another app
that’s great to have
when you need it.
If your Airbnb falls
WHILE YOU’RE THERE
through or the hotel you reserved is
overbooked, jump on HotelTonight
and find a room that’s available now.
APPS YOU’LL ACTUALLY USE ON YOUR NEXT TRIP
BY CONNER CAREY
is the swiss
team behind Nomatic thought
of everything, from its ex-
pandable size to the TSA-
ready compartment for your
tablet and computer. Every
techie traveler needs to grab
this backpack for themselves.