July 9, 2015

Have Apps, Will Travel

This time of year our thoughts turn to beach, sun and relaxation. It is the beginning of winter and the end of financial year. This can mean two things. Some of us need a break from the cold and some of us have refunds on the way to help us get away!

There are lots of amazing travel apps on the market to help us save money and time when we plan our winter breaks. Here is a few which help make planning a trip even more enjoyable!

Looking for accommodation? Try out Stayz for hotels and properties within Australian. For those of you looking further a field there is Airbnb, the app that allows you to stay in people’s homes all over the world.

No matter where you are in the world Yelp is great way to find cafes, bars, restaurants, shops or any kind of entertainment near you. There are many different filters that can be applied to searches to find just what you are looking for!

If you need help organising your travel plans check out the handy app Tripit. This app organizes all of your flights, reservation and travel routes in one place. No need to troll trough endless emails looking for the right one, this one app handles it all.

Want an app that searches for the best prices on flights, accommodation and car hire for you? Check out Skyscanner. This app will scan for the best prices for all of your travel needs wherever you are in the world.

One of the biggest problems while traveling overseas is international data charges. Be sure to avoid hefty data charges with this app to find a free wifi connection with Wifi Finder. It will even compare wifi strength from locations near you, such as cafes or libraries.

One of the hardest part of traveling is never knowing exactly where you are. If you are overseas and don’t want international roaming charges while out and about then the app is fantastic way to get around. Download maps from any location in the world and have access to directions, search for locations and bookmark favourite places all off line on your phone.

Bon voyage, happy trails and don’t forget to send a postcard!


Julie Dunmore

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