Phone apps tend to make our life easier. From booking flights, finding things to do or helping us pack, apps work hard to simplify everything. What used to take guidebooks, maps and concierges to do, is now streamlined from a single device – your cell phone. There are countless travel apps out there, but we’re here to tell you our personal favorite five to help you stay organized, on time and budget your next adventure.
Sky Scanner Flights + Hotels
This app is AMAZING! Josh and I scored two roundtrip flights from Orange County, California to Vancouver, Canada for only $300! That route usually costs upwards of $200 per ticket. Sky scanner will help give you a baseline cost of flights and find you last minute deals. If you can be flexible on your travel dates, they also suggest alternate travel dates to save money. If that wasn’t cool enough, they also have a separate app for finding last minute deals on hotels. You can sometimes score a 4 star hotel for as little as $100.
Now that you have all of those travel confirmations, dates, hotel addresses, and rental car company information, how do you keep track of them? TripIt is the perfect app for this. It strips all the important information from your confirmation emails and stores it all in one organized file, chronological itinerary for you.
We have not gotten a chance to use this app in any foreign countries yet, but we are looking forward to it! Simply speak into it to have it translate what to say in the foreign language of your choice. Or, vice versa, record somebody speaking to you to translate what they said! It can translate up to 63 different languages. One of my dream destinations is Italy, so I look forward to using it one day when we visit.
This app is perfect for people that hate to pack. Packing is my worst night mare, and used to leave me procrastinating until the last hour to get it done. Not with Pack Point though! This app takes the time and guess work out of packing for you. After asking you a few questions, it will generate a packing list based on the time of year you are going on your trip, what activities you plan and doing, and the destination you are headed. It honestly has eliminated so many forgotten items. There is also a premium version you can upgrade too with even more options!
This is a relatively new app for us! It is packed with amazing spots all over the world – from Dome’s in Joshua Tree, to New York City condos. Book private rooms, share homes with the host or list your own space! It is mainly funky, hipster places that you wouldn’t normally get to stay in if you opted for a hotel instead. We are excited to try it out!
What apps do you love?