Travel Applications

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Travelling is usually a fun thing to do but sometimes it would be great to have a little bit of help. And this time we are going to check some of the travel and food (recipes) applications. Why food applications? Why not? Those are good for every occasion.

Here is a list of 21 mobile applications and a bonus gadget at the end of the list.

First Aid – American Red Cross

No matter what you do or where you planning to go it’s important to stay safe or be prepared for any possibility. What Red Cross did was to create few mobile applications that might help you in emergency situations. Please visit Red Cross website to check the complete list of their apps.
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Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Packing Pro

Ready for your next trip? Great! But at the same time you are not so good in packing for the trip? No worries, there are many applications that can help you with that. And Packing Pro is doing a great job. This app allows you to create detailed lists of what need to be packed.

packing pro app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices


If you are ready to plan your next trip on your own and yo want to try something different than a hotel, AirBnb is a good app to start with. This app (also you can check their website) offers over 2 million listings in more than 34,000 cities (according to AirBnB GooglePlay Store description). Whether you are looking for a tiny apartment in New York or a place by the sea, this app is great source.

airbnb app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Need a ride? If not taxi, then maybe a Uber ride? Connect your credit card or PayPal to Uber app, and your fare will be charged automatically at the end of your ride. Using the app you can book a ride, see who the diver is (his/hers photo), what car they drive and how far they are from you (map). Oh and before you g, you get the a fare estimate.

uber app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


You need to know what forms of transportation is the best for specific part of your trip? Check Rome2Rio app. All you have to do is to type name of the city or address as your destination and the app will show you train, flight, bus, etc. and driving options with estimated travel time and fares. So next time you try to figure it out whether you should book a flight or go by train – Rome2Rio might help with the decision.


Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Not sure what to do or looking for some deals? Check TravelZOO app. Travel, entertainment and local deals that’s what TravelZOO offers. Type the location and the app will show you what’s available out there.

travel zoo app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Google Translate

In case you travel to a foreign country and don’t speak their language you might want to try Google Translate app. Easy app to use, just type to translate to 90 languages. You can also use your smartphone camera to translate text (e.g.: signs) instantly in 26 languages. That’s not enough?  How about two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages? The only thing that you need to make sure is to have Internet connection available to use this app.

google translate app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


On the road again? Need some help with finding what’s where? This app helps you to search for interesting places around you and plan your trip. Just add you itinerary and this app will recommend restaurants, gas stations, rest stops, coffee shops, hotels, camping, RV, and more. So next time you travel cross country  this app has got you covered. Oh and don’t forget to play Willie Nelson’s song “On The Road Again”.

roadtripper app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Not sure what hotel to choose, what place to visit? TripAdvisor with over 225 million reviews might be a great place to start. This app helps you to search for airfares, hotels, restaurants and things to do whoever you decide to go.

tripadvisor app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Need to find bank/ATM, bar, restaurant, hospital, coffee shop, hotel, movie theater, gas station near your location?  Around Me app will show you the map with what’s near you, and you will. have access to additional information like: websites, phone numbers, etc.

aroundme app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Kayak, Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotel Tonight, Cruise Finder

Need to book a flight, hotel or rent a car? Compare prices, save your favorite options. Maybe you want to find a cruise? Those apps will help you to plan you trip, monitor if your flight is on time, buy tickets, and more.

Kayak – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Priceline – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Expedia – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Orbitz – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Hotel Tonight – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Cruise Finder – Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Google Maps

You don’t wan to carry a paper-map? No worries, try Google Maps app. Beat traffic with real-time estimate time of arrival and traffic conditions (real-time transit info.). Not sure where to go (restaurants, local businesses, places worth visiting, and more)? You can find this information on Google Maps. In case you don’t have internet connection you can have access to offline maps to search and navigate. Maps in 220 countries and territories and transit schedules for over 15,000 cities.

google maps app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


No internet connection? HERE Maps allows you to navigate the map offline. Now available in more than 100 countries (according to HERE Map iTunes store description). You can plan your trip save places.

here maps app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

My Disney Experience

Need help to plan your next Disney adventure? This app can do that and more. Real-time wait times, park hours, characters greetings, parade show times, event and tour descriptions. GPS-enabled map to explore Walt Disney World Resort and see dining options, attractions and what’s near you. Browse restaurants menus, make dining reservations or edit existing ones. Select and edit your party’s FastPass+ . So much in one app from the “happiest place on Earth”.

my disney experience app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Gas Buddy

Looking for cheapest gas near you? You can search by city, zip code. You have access to the GPS-enabled map and check where gas stations are located near you and what’s price.

gasbuddy app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


It’s time to search for restaurants, bars, local businesses, etc. and Yelp! is the right app for you. You can search results by distance, rating, price, and what’s open now. You can find deals offered by local businesses, and of course details such as: addresses, phone numbers, websites or make reservations. Yelp! users share many reviews you can check before making the decision.

yelp app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Would you like to learn another language? Duolingo is a free (that’s right!) app that helps you to learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. In a simple yet fun way you can practice speaking, reading, listening and writing. Start with basic level and learn daily.


duolingo app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices


Do you love watching movies? Great! Netflix app is the right for you. It’s one of the most popular subscription services for watching show and movies on your mobile devices. App is for free but you need to subscribe (get membership) and then you have unlimited access to TV shows and movies. Well…the only limitation is your internet connection. You can browse titles or search for your favorites.

If you are not sure if you want to use this app, you can always one-month free trial. And if this app is not enough for you there’s always Hulu and Roku apps you should try.

netflix app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

All Recipes Dinner Spinner

Need help to came up with another dinner idea? Or many you are allergic to something and can’t find interesting recipes? All Recipes Dinner Spinner can help. Not only you have access to thousands of recipes but also you can create your own shopping lists. App allows you to search by diet, cooking time, and ingredients or if you can’t decide use the Dinner Spinner and see what’s for dinner tonight.

all recipes dinner spinner app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Yum – Yummly Recipes

Another mobile application that helps you to select right recipe. Over 1 million recipes, search for different nutrition, diet, food allergies. Create a shopping list, save and organize your favorite recipes within the app.

yummly app


Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices

Get Juiced

This tiny app is simple to use: gives you access to short list of healthy juicing & smoothie recipes. App is organized into categories (Dirty Detox, Skinny Secrets, Fiery Boost, Babe Beauty, Sweet Fix, Health Kick).

get juiced app

Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices



You never know if you need quick access to some important files and you don’t want to (only) keep them on-line not knowing when you are going to have internet access. You might try Connect Wireless Stick, which allows you the remote access to your files  (wireless connection between your Connect Wireless Stick and mobile devices). Upload, download, save, share and play all your stuff from a distance, to and from the device you want to use.

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Hope this list of travel applications will help you during your next travel. What’s your favorite travel applications? Please share it in the comment section.


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