When traveling to a new city, having the right apps on your phone can drastically improve your experience. These apps can help you find hidden gems or navigate through airports with ease. But with so many apps out there, what apps should you choose? Below you will find 5 apps that I recommend you download before your next trip.
This app will allow you to find and connect to free WiFi locations while traveling, helping you to avoid those nasty roaming charges. With this app, you will have access to more than 300,000 WiFi hotspots worldwide. You have the ability to search through a GPS feature before it connects you to a free WiFi via encrypted passwords.
Great Little Places
This app will help you find hidden gems in various cities, based on places recommended by frequent visitors. Great Little Places will make sure that you do not miss the unique places that make each city so great. Whether you are in New York, London, Cape Town, San Francisco, Dublin, or Sydney, this app will help you navigate the best restaurants, bars, pubs, and coffee shops that you probably would not have been able to find otherwise.
Cost: Free | Available on: iOS
Nobody enjoys airport layovers, but FLIO hopes to make your next layover more enjoyable. The app automatically connects you to free WiFi, keeps you up to date with departure and arrival times, and even offers discounts on food, shopping, and airport lounges. FLIO is designed to work at every major airport and give users access to over 65 global airport lounges with same-day rates.
When visiting a different country, you likely will not have internet access on your phone, unless you want to pay expensive roaming charges. But without internet access, many of us would struggle to navigate a new city. That is where HERE Maps can help. This app gives you access to offline maps and navigation in over 100 countries. The voice-guided driving and walking navigation takes you straight to your destination. The route planner will give you the best options for driving, public transportation or walking. The app even has real-time information and public transit maps for over 900 cities.
This app is perfect for anyone who is looking to go beyond the norm wherever they go. Indie Guides provides curated city guides, which are offered in destinations throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. You will discover quirky, alternative, and iconic destinations that locals love.
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