FREE iPad / iPhone Travel Apps – I’ve had my iPod Touch for about two months now, and I’m falling helplessly in love with it more and more every day. It’s my personal assistant, I use it for just about everything.
From reading books, storing recipes and workout exercises to converting currencies, booking hostels and checking the bus/train timetables.
I suppsoe you could call me an ‘iPad NERD’ – if there is such a thing… yeah, I admit I have also found some awesome applications which ONLY work for theiPhone, so I won’t lie and say I never wish I had one of those as well – but then again I like my cellphone, it’s pink! Anyways, today I am going to share with you the best FREE Travel Apps out there right now!
List of FREE iPad/iPhone Travel Apps
- Hostel Hero: An application that finds you the best deals by searching through every hostel website, all over the world. You have Hostelbookers, Hostelworld etc. all in one place. From here you can book your stay from anywhere. I love it, very easy and simple.
- : If you are an avid HostelWorld fan and just want to bok through them, they have their very own application for you to book your stays.
- Stanza: With this on your iPod you’ll never have to carry another of those brick-like-heavy books in your backpack ever again! You can download hundreds (probably more) of books for FREE on your iPod (yes, in all genres).
- EveryTrail: Finds many outdoor activities (walking, mountain-biking, skiing etc) for you to do, anywhere in the world
- WhatKnot: Shows countless types of knots and how to make them step by step, a skill that can be crucial to know when hiking through the jungle etc… trust me – you never know when you’ll need it!
- Skype(only for iPhone): Now there really is a cheap way for you to call to other countries.
- iTranslate: Translates whole sentences into heaps of different languages. The good thing about this one is that it doesn’t only translate to or from English but from all kinds of languages: Hebrew to Korean, or Hindi to Galician, it’s your choice 😉
- Spending Light: Keeps track of your spending and income, how much you spend per day/week/month/year, and what you spend it on (food, clothes, Beer etc). Really good to keep you from asking ”What happened? Where did all the money go??”
- Convert Everything: A complete currency converter, what more do I need to say? This way you know exactly how much your paying anywhere in the world.
- Kayak: Now you can search for flights and hotels with the best online travel searchaggregates right from your iPod!
- Lonely Planet: Ok, so the application is free, and you get a Phrase book and one Guide for free. But the rest you’ll have to buy. But if you plan to bring a Lonely Planet guide, I highly recommend you to bring it in your iPod. It sucks having all that extra weight when you could have it all in your hand 😉
- Google Earth: I love looking at the earth globe – it really gets me into a happy state. I get so excited seeing all these places I want to visit, all cultures I want to see. So what is better than Google Earth?
- Wi-Fi Finder: This way you don’t have to run around all streets and corners desperately looking for a Wi-Fi connection, the JiWire application does the job for you.
Travee Messaging App
Traveling abroad is a dream come true. The opportunity to experience far off lands and fascinating cultures is so rewarding.
While the journey itself is a dream, communicating with the folks back home is a lot like a nightmare.
If you’ve taken your cell phone overseas before, then you know what I’m talking about…Enter Travee Voice and Messaging App
The roaming charges on international calls are steep. I’m not talking just slightly inflated, I’m talking surrender-your-firstborn expensive.
Make and receive a few phone calls, send some texts and update your social media empire, and you’ve just set back your plan to buy that first house by a decade.
So what’s the solution? Don’t even think about picking up a cheap throwaway phone at your destination. Get Travee instead. This amazing free app is a lifesaver.
Download it before you leave home, and you’ll avoid paying oodles of expensive charges. That’s because Travee gives you unlimited incoming calls for free, and your first 20 minutes of outgoing calls are free too.
Travee eliminates a multitude of communication hassles. You get to keep your current phone number while you use the app. That means not having to broadcast a new number to all of your contacts.
Secondly, you won’t pay through the nose every time you get a call. Thirdly, you won’t be juggling two phone when you’re traveling light. Lastly, your travel budget will remain on track thanks to Travee’s cheaper rates for outgoing calls.
Even if you think you’re technologically challenged, Travee is the best app for you. It’s super easy and free to download.
When you’re ready to start using it, you tap a box in the app to activate it. From this screen, it’s easy to review your voicemail options, add money to your account or invite friends to join you on Travee.
When you land at your destination, pick up a cheap SIM card at the airport. Because your original phone number is already registered with Travee, changing to a local SIM card won’t interfere with your calls and you’ll enjoy much better service.
Call quality with Travee is excellent, and everyone who calls you can leave you a voicemail if you aren’t available to answer or don’t get reception in your current location.
People who call you probably won’t even be able to tell that you’re out of the country. That’s the kind of overseas communication that anyone can get behind.
If you know of anymore apps which I might find useful on my travels, please link me below in the comments! 🙂