19 Apps You Need to Have if You're Looking to Travel on a Budget ...

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19 Apps You Need to Have if You're Looking to Travel on a Budget ...

I bet no one can imagine going on a trip or vacation without their phone fully loaded with apps. With so many though, how do you choose? Thanks to travelfarenough.com for putting together this great list of what they think are the most indispensable travel apps. They started off with the intention of focussing on budget travel but needless to say, strayed a little because there are some brilliant travel apps available.

1 Trail Wallet

text, font, poster, brand, illustration, Simon Fairbairn


We are Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney of Never Ending Voyage, a couple who’ve been travelling full time since March 2010. Managing our finances is what has enabled us to have so many wonderful experiences but, after 3 years on the road, we needed something better than scribbled notes, loose receipts, and complicated spreadsheets to track our expenses.

So we built Trail Wallet.

Nobody wants to worry about money while travelling, but we all do. Tracking your finances is a simple way to get some freedom from this financial anxiety.

Instead of just hoping you’ve got enough money, know.

2 Expedia

text, yellow, font, logo, brand, Now you can book your hotel, flight, rental car and activities on the Expedia App! From planning to booking and beyond, the Expedia App is designed to enhance your journey. Get inspired with our iPad travel collections. Save with mobile-exclusive deals on your iPhone.

3 TripAdvisor

cartoon, logo, font, brand, circle, Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and book your perfect trip. With over 225 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go.

4 SeatGuru

text, logo, font, product, banner, Find low airfares, pick your ideal seat on the plane, and get real-time flight alerts with the free SeatGuru app. We have rolled out redesigned high resolution seat maps with improved seat and amenity information.

5 Booking.com

text, logo, font, product, brand, The best thing about the Booking.com app? Instant confirmation, paperless check-in and offline maps, every time you book. Search for hotels – With 855,000+ hotels, apartments and more – we’ve got it all – Looking for a last-minute hotel reservation? Book most without a credit card!

6 Instagram

product, eye, camera, cameras & optics, Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Transform your everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your family and friends.

7 Kayak

text, font, logo, product, brand, KAYAK searches hundreds of travel sites. Hotels, flight & car search and booking, price alerts, itinerary management, flight tracker.

8 Airbnb

text, logo, font, product, brand, Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb iPhone App! Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and is the simplest way to earn money from your extra space. With over 600,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you.

9 Geocaching

text, logo, font, diagram, circle, Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox.

10 Pinterest

text, logo, font, circle, brand, Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Use Pinterest to dream, plan and travel. Pin from your mobile browser: save good things you find from around the web.

11 Trover

text, yellow, font, logo, product, Trover is the photo app for travellers. Trover is powered by a joyful community of wanderers and photographers who seek share-worthy things to see and do all over the world. Trover contains hundreds of thousands of beautiful, geo-tagged photos.

12 TripIt

text, logo, font, advertising, product, Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt from Concur. Simply forward your travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and TripIt automagically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip.

13 GasBuddy

product, brand, hand, logo, We call it gas. You call it fuel. Thank goodness we all understand what it means to save money. At the end of the day, we’re the world’s leading fuel pricing app that wants to help you keep the money in the bank and not in the tank.

14 trivago

text, logo, font, product, brand, As the world’s largest hotel search, trivago compares over 900,000 deals from more than 250 booking sites daily on our mission to be and remain the travellers’ first and independent source for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rates.

15 Hopper

logo, cartoon, font, organ, finger, Save up to 40% on your next flight. Hopper analyzes billions of flight prices daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you when to buy your tickets. Hopper constantly monitors prices to find great deals, and notifies you the instant you should buy.

16 Google Translate

text, logo, font, product, diagram, * Type to translate 90 languages * Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages * Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages * Draw with your finger as a keyboard alternative * Star and save translations for future reference *

17 Words With Friends

text, font, yellow, logo, product, Now play the World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English. Words With Friends is the fun, free social word game where your skills are tested.

18 Hangman

text, font, banner, logo, signage, Think you have a good vocabulary? Take on your iPhone or a friend in this chalkboard classic and find out how good your vocabulary really is. Hangman Free is the best Hangman game available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game faithfully captures every detail of the classic Hangman experience.

19 Scrabble

product, energy, banner, advertising, brand, Connect with friends. Play with words. Get a game of SCRABBLE going with just about anyone – or play solo against the computer! Plus, now you can play SCRABBLE in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. Who will you play?

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