Passport? Check. Boarding pass? Check. Travel apps? Uhhhh…

Let’s be real here, it’s 2018, and everyone has a state-of-the-art phone these days. Hence, there’s no real excuse for not using it to its full potential, especially when you have the digital world right at your fingertips. Whether your wanderlust is running wild or not, these apps are handy to have on your phone whether you’re in the midst of travel or merely planning your everyday agenda.

Wing of an airplane in the sun

1. Skyscanner

Because nothing feeds wanderlust like the cheapest possible flights, are we right? Skyscanner is a handy tool for flight hunting, as it combines every aircraft company in one search. It aims to find you the most inexpensive flights for easier travel. It also has a little calendar-style view, where you can choose the cheapest flights by a specific date. Neat, huh? Well, what’re you waiting for? Get searching!

Duolingo on a phone with headphones

2. Duolingo

Heading on a trip soon? Why not become an instant language expert with the help of Duolingo? Perfect for beginners who are only starting out, it also has greater skill options for those who just want to brush up on the basics. There’s an exam option within the app too, so you can truly test your knowledge of the language and progress on to tougher learning levels. Challenge accepted!

Apartnent balcony with a beautiful view

3. Airbnb

Staying in hotels isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay. Just in case you haven’t heard of it, Airbnb is a service that allows you to rent someone’s home for a short period of time. Whether they’re out of town or hoping to make some extra money, there’s the option to rent entire homes, one or several bedrooms. It’s ideal if you’re a fan of making your own meals, as you’ll have the option of a kitchen that isn’t in most hotels.

Girl exploring a city with a map in hand

4. Google Maps

Unless you’ve got the greatest sense of direction in history, you’re going to need Google Maps at some stage. This app makes it incredibly easy to get from A to B in any city, any country. It also provides a convenient list of routes, as well as options: by car, by public transport, on a bike or on foot. And in case you’re low on data to use whilst abroad, you can also download specific routes to use when offline. And as if Google Maps couldn’t get any better, it provides opening and closing times for public locations, and shows a real-time view of how busy they are at certain points throughout the day. They don’t miss a trick, do they?

Compass and a map

5. Culture Trip

The Culture Trip app is essentially your agenda for anywhere you plan on traveling. You’ll never struggle on what to eat or where to go, as the app provides a personalized travel experience with content that’s specified to you and your travel needs. They leave no stone unturned when it comes to locations so there’s something for everyone, no matter where you’re going. Plan the agenda of your next trip with ease with Culture Trip!

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