Schools out and the summer breeze has kicked in.. and in true Fresh Prince of Bel Air style, we are bobbing our heads to Summer Summer Summertime. We’ve picked out our favorite summer dresses and packed that new cut-out swimwear, our summer reads and updated our Spotify playlists. All we got to do is jump on that plane now!
But who are we kidding? We live in the 21st century now and also have to pack a myriad of chargers, wires, Bluetooth speakers, power banks, go pros and update the latest software on our phone. Well, it’s also time to elevate and update your vacay game and these travel apps were meant to do just that. Trust us, you’ll actually use these!
1. Google Trips – for planning
Google trips is the perfect app for creating itineraries – which can be time-consuming and temper testing! Google Trips makes exploring the world easier by organizing your essential info in one place and making it available even offline. Get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby, customizable day plans, and your travel reservations from Gmail. So it’s basically your entire trip laid out to you on a single app – your day plans, hotel reservations, restaurant bookings, nearby attractions etc.
2. PackPoint – for packing
Yup! There is an app to make sure that you pack everything you need. All you gotta do is enter the destination, date of travel and length of stay along with some details about the activities you are planning. Et voilà! You have your bespoke packing list.
3. TunnelBear – for Security
If you plan to do a bit of work during your trip – by work we mean streaming of course, you need Tunnel Bear in your life! Download TunnelBear VPN free for your iPhone / iPad to protect your online privacy, access your favorite websites and browse securely on Wifi hotspots.
4. CyberLink – for documenting your travel
If you plan to blog or capture your adventures on your phone – the Photo Director and Action Director from Cyberlink is all you need!
PhotoDirector puts a powerful set of photo editing tools that can enhance photos the moment you take them, and share them with your friends and family instantly on Facebook, Flickr and more.
ActionDirector lets you quickly capture, edit, produce and share your videos right from your phone. ActionDirector is the only video editing app you will need!
5. Sidekix – for discovering
If you enjoy exploring the city on foot then Sidekix is your travel buddy! Sidekix helps you find interesting places and events within walking distance, then offers interesting routes and detours especially built around your passions (whether you’re into food, shopping, art, nightlife, and more). It comes with directions so you won’t get lost in a new city.
6. SolloTraveller – for the like-minded
Speaking of getting lost in a city alone – this app is for the soul searchers and solo travelers. SoloTraveller instantly connects the travelers near you. A perfect social platform to discover nearby backpacking places in real time. It’s basically a travelers community through which you can meet locals, organize sightseeing or professional meetings, or even share a taxi!
Now, you’re all set and ready to go!
Songs stuck in your head, isn’t it?