5 Android Travel Apps to Take With You on Vacation
Traveling is often hectic, as you must pack appropriately, keep track of itineraries, plan activities and navigate unknown places. With the right apps, your Android device can make taking a trip a little bit simpler. If you have plans to head out of town, here are five Android apps worth downloading before you pack your bags.
Tripit (free; $0.99 for premium version) keeps all your trip itineraries in one convenient location — and makes gathering all together easy. Sync the app with your email, and it will comb through your inbox for flight, hotel, rental car and restaurant reservations. It will then assemble your plans into an easy-to-manage list, which you can view online, download to your phone and send to others.
PackPoint (free) takes the guesswork out of packing by providing checklists of what you should bring. The app creates customized packing lists based on user-inputted itineraries, and it helps users keep track of what they have and haven’t yet packed. This app also allows you to sync it with the TripIt app.
If you’ll be flying, LoungeBuddy (free) may become your best friend. Great for long layovers and unexpected delays, LoungeBuddy makes finding airport lounges easy. Its database includes both member-only and public lounges in 500 airports across the world.
Trip Advisor (free), developed by the well-known travel review site, is a go-to for anytime you’re looking for good recommendations. With ratings from other travelers, you’ll know just where to stay, eat and play. The app’s updated every two weeks with new reviews.
There are lots of mapping solutions for travelers, but most of them require accessing online maps via an internet or wireless connection. If you’re traveling, you might not have reliable or cheap internet access. HERE Maps (free) lets you download maps of the places you’ll be going directly to your Android device. Whether you won’t have internet access or will be in a roaming area, having maps locally hosted on your smartphone or tablet can be a lifesaver when you’re trying to navigate an unknown city.
Whether you’re going away for a weekend or on a long trip, make sure you’re ready for your adventure. Download these five apps before you start packing, so you’ll know what to bring, where you’re headed, what to do and how to get around.