Oct 26, 2016

Smartphones and apps come in handy in everyday life, but can be especially helpful when you are travelling. We have put together a list of apps that will be useful during your next adventure.

Airplane view



Odds are you will be flying to your next adventure destination. To find the perfect deal for domestic and international flights try out Skyscanner. This app compares millions of flights and hundreds of airlines. Once you have found the right deal you can easily book through the app. If you need more tips on how to find cheap flights check out our blog.

Skyscanner.net - free for iOS and Android.



Never know what to pack, or scared you will forget the important things? This little helper will assist you with packing. It provides you with a detailed packing list depending on your trip destination, length of stay and travel purpose (e.g. leisure or business). It even takes into consideration the weather at your destination, making packing way easier.

Pack Point App

packpnt.com - free for iOS and Android.



This free language learning app provides speaking, listening, translation and multiple choice challenges and is a fun way to learn basic expressions in other languages. It is always good to be able to communicate the absolute basics in the local language.

Duolingo App

Duolingo.com - free for iOS, Android and Windows phones.



This detailed journey planner combines route information from public transport, such as trains, buses and ferries. It provides you with information about real-time departures and disruption alerts. Citymapper even shows cycle routes, it has an Uber option and is available in over 30 cities worldwide - perfect for your next city trip.

Citymapper App

Citymapper.com - free for iOS and Android.



Everybody knows this issue, you plan a (longer) trip and get confused about the multitude of bookings you have made - did you book that hotel or just email them for availability? Let your phone put together the master itinerary for your next trip. TripIt now transforms hotel, flight, car rental and restaurant confirmation emails into one comprehensive itinerary. Now you, and friends you share it with can view the itinerary at any time, on and offline.

TripIt App

Tripit.com - free for iOS and Android.


App in the Air

This flight tracking app allows you to get information about the check-in, boarding, take-off and landing of your flight. It even provides you with details via text notification when you don’t have internet access. Additional features allow you to explore the airport and scan it for free Wi-Fi spots and the best restaurant to linger at during a flight delay.

App in the Air

appintheair.mobi - free for iOS and Android.



Planning an awesome journey and want to keep track of all the great spots you have visited? Easily keep track of your travels with LiveTrekker. This app will provide a detailed record of your travels, specifying map tracks and geotagged photos, videos and audios. Livelog your journey, or organize it in the cloud to upload at a later stage. An easy way to share your adventures with friends and family.

Live Trekker App

livetrekker.com - free for iOS and Android.


Gas Buddy

Track down the cheapest gas/fuel price in the region. Use your GPS location or search by address or zip code to find the best deal in the area. Many of the prices are based on user reports. Report gas prices yourself and gain points to qualify for regular raffles of prizes, such as free gas.

Gas Buddy App

Gasbuddy.com - free for iOS and Android.


XE Currency

This currency conversion app provides the latest currency exchange rates. It even has a lot of business oriented features, such as rates for precious metals and historic currency stats. It also functions offline by saving the last updated exchange rates, which is a great way to save data whilst travelling.

XE Currency App

XE.com - free for iOS and Android.


Outdoor apps

We wouldn’t be a hiking company if we didn’t provide a list of handy hiking and outdoor apps:


Map My Hike

Record each of your hiking sessions. This free app tracks data over time and shows your progress. It makes use of the GPS sensor and the app collects data such as pacing, elevation distance and route. It even shows you the calories burned based on an estimate of the hike’s difficulty, just in case you need justification for the chocolate snacks.

Map my hike

Mapmyhike.com - free for iOS and Android.


Star Chart

This app is awesome for star gazers and those who want to become one. All you have to do is point your phone at the sky and it will tell you exactly what star formation you are looking at. This amazing app even works during daylight, as the data is provided making use of accurate GPS locations.

Skyscanner App

Starchart - free for iOS and Android.


We hope some of these handy apps make your next holiday or hiking trip even more enjoyable.

Happy exploring!

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