It is fair to say that iPhones have changed the way we live our lives, but what are the best travel apps for Iphone users? One of the most important times that we rely on iPhone apps is when we are travelling. We’ve compiled a list of the ten most useful travel apps for your iPhone.
This is an iPhone app that is useful either when you’re in a foreign city or at home. UrbanSpoon has become one of the most popular iPhone apps in both Australia and around the world. Turn on the UrbanSpoon app, give your phone a shake and after some fanciful spinning graphics it will bring up a guide to all the local restaurants absolutely free. Bon appetite!
HearPlanet is certainly up there as one of the most useful travel apps around. Wherever you are in the world, HearPlanet will act as a travel guide in your pocket – telling you what attractions are nearby. It even plays you the Wikipedia description of each one out loud.
We all know how it feels to be bursting for the toilet and spending what seems like hours wandering around trying to find one. For just $0.99 you can get this surprisingly useful app that will locate your nearest toilet – perfect for mum’s who need a baby changing facility.
Perfect for the regular traveller, Next Flight tracks scheduled departures from 1,100 airlines at over 4,200 global airports at the touch of a button. It’s perfect if you’ve missed a flight or need to book a flight last minute. It costs $2.99.
While there are plenty of hotel and flight searching apps, Kayak was one of the originals and still one of the best. This free app makes it easy for you to search for the cheapest flights and accommodation when you’re on the go and make bookings directly off of your phone.
What’s the point in travelling if you can’t share your experiences with your friends and family? Off Exploring is a useful, free and easy-to-use app that allows you to type up a travel blog that you can add photos to and send off to your loved ones.
Before you head to a foreign country it is always a good idea to get a general gist of their language. Not only does it impress the locals, but it can be a lifesaver when you’re trying to order food or get directions. The app has 70-minute audio lessons in your chosen language that use music and repetition to help you remember key phrases. Surprisingly effective and worth every cent of the $8 price tag.
Another popular and useful language app – Babelingo is the ideal travel companion. One of the highlights of this app is that it includes visual translations so you can show the person you’re trying to speak to a picture of what you want – great in restaurants. $1.99.
One of the most popular iPhone apps in the world – Around Me is an essential app no matter where you are. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant, cinema, nightclub, McDonalds or more – Around Me uses GPS to tell you exactly where they are um, around you.
Road Trip Fun
A steal at $0.99, Road Trip Fun is perfect for kids and adults alike. Ever spent hours in the car or on a bus looking for things to pass the time – turn to Road Trip Fun for endless games to keep you and the kids free from boredom.
About the Author
Jenny Kellett, the author of the “10 really useful travel apps for iPhone users” has spent all of her life travelling the world. Her passion for all things travel began when she spent much of her younger life living between Texas, UAE and London. Working her way around the world, Jenny ended up living in Australia – first Perth and now Melbourne. She loves travelling to places that are off of the beaten track and dreams of visiting the world’s highest, coldest, warmest and most remote places!