In this fast-paced world, there exist two different beings – one, who in spite of being busy or pre-occupied will find time to formulate a master plan for their travel (if that works or not, that’s another story); and another, who prefer to keep up the spontaneity alive with his/her unorganized bag-pack and unplanned travel plans. If you find similarities with the ones who believe in wingin’ it with their plans, we have the 5 best travel apps for you, which can assist you with your last-minute getaway:
This app allows its users to look for unique accommodations across the world. Airbnb will assist you to find these exceptional lodgings to make your travel more memorable; as while staying with the local hosts you experience the local feel of the place. The app has no limitations on the kind of accommodations offered as you can rent an individual room for yourself, to an entire apartment or even a castle.
With Airbnb, one gets interesting choices to pick from and also gets an opportunity to learn the respected society from up close.
An app that uses Big Data analytics and helps your smartphone transform into an all-in-one travel assistant. It does this by consolidating reservations and bookings from your emails into automatically sorted trips.
Google automatically collects and sorts all your flight details, hotel and car reservations, tour itineraries and other information through your emails. With that, the app also provides recommendations, suggested day plans, and local sights and attractions based on your tastes, interests and local travel tips. The data saved during the previous use of Google Maps, Calendar, Photos or Gmail is used to make these suggestions which users can save locally to their smartphone, allowing for offline use.
Getting easy transportation in a new city used to be a big challenge, but with quick apps like Uber, one can easily get a ride. This app completely eliminates the need to carry local currency, speak the same language as your driver, as well as tipping, and bargaining. Operating all around the world, Uber has revolutionized hailing cabs (as long as you can get a mobile or Wi-Fi connection).
All you have to do is: make an account on Uber, link a credit card, and then simply type in your destination. The app will connect you to a driver, complete with an upfront pricing.
Considering all your impromptu plans can make or break due to the weather conditions, it is essential to pack the right gear keeping in mind the climatic conditions at a particular destination.
Therefore you need a good weather app with international reach to save your spur-of-the-moment beach trips or hikes or let’s just say any outdoor excursions. The best App for this is AccuWeather allows the user to have access to its 15-day forecast summaries, 5-day forecasts, and the hyper-local AccuWeather MinuteCast. That last feature by the app focuses on your GPS location to provide minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts out to the next two hours
TripAdvisor has become one of the most reliable online sources for travellers due to its in-depth comparison and reviews of hotels, restaurants and sightseeing spots. With the photos and reviews uploaded by other users in the app can also be useful in getting a general idea of a place from a neutral perspective.
Are there any other travel apps you use to save all your last minute travel plans? If so let us know in the comments below.