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10 apps to make solo travel easier

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20th Aug 2016
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When it comes to travelling, the world can be divided into two kinds of people. For the first, travelling means relying on a travel guide to take care of all their needs, right from the flight and hotel bookings to writing out an itinerary and arranging a tour guide. The second, the more adventurous ones, simply pack their bag and set sail to explore the world on their own.

If you are among the latter and choose to carry just a backpack and a mobile phone as your companions, here are a few applications that will make your travel not just worthwhile but much easier, too.

5 solo travel

Airbnb

With over one million options to choose from, Airbnb is an app that helps you find the best places to stay in. Guesthouses, castles (yes, trust us!), a spare room in someone’s farmhouse, apartments, serviced apartments – the variety is endless and fits every budget.

Google Maps

Never fear losing your way when you travel with Google Maps. Get accurate maps in various countries and navigate around faster without having to stop to ask for directions.

Google Translate

We all know that there is no better language than the language of love. However, with Google Translate, you can spread love in the local language. Google Translate, as the name suggests, makes your interactions with locals much easier if you do not speak a common language. Just switch to ‘conversation mode’, season it with some hand gestures and you are ready to go.

Trip Advisor

Avoid unpleasant surprises with this trusted app. Get reviews and rankings of hotels and bars from other travellers who have already visited these places. Indeed, this is a new kind of word-of-mouth which is undoubtedly the best way to get first-hand information about a particular location. Its offline city guide feature guides you even when you do not have an internet connection.

Uber

No more travelling blues. With Uber, have a cab at your service no matter in which part of the city you are. You don't even have to worry about carrying cash to pay your bills. With an inbuilt mobile wallet, your bill is directly debited from your account with just a tap on your screen.

Hi Converter

A handy app when it comes to conversions, Hi Converter can convert almost anything in almost no time – be it currency, distance, temperature or sizes. This trusted app will look out for you especially when travelling abroad with different measurement systems and different currencies.

Triposo

No more packing heavy guidebooks! Find places of interest with this one-stop app that is power packed with all the required information on your preferred location. It suggests the best plan for you, keeping in account the weather, the opening hours of the place of interest and your timings.

WhatsApp or Viber

Stay connected with friends and family with free calls, text messages, free audio messages, images and videos anywhere in the world.

Travel Buddies

Connect with travellers from around the world with this fun app. This safe and easy app helps you find a travel companion or two within no time.

Instagram

Get hashtagging! Let the world know about all that you are doing. Capture beautiful moments while you travel and post it for the world to see. The collection of photos on this app will also serve as a nostalgic reminder for you years later.

Install these apps onto your smart device, forget all your worries and follow your wanderlust. Make every trip a trip of a lifetime!

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