Travel agents? Who needs them. Its 2017, you have all the necessary tools for planning a trip right at your fingertips. Just tap the App Store or Google Play, download these top apps, and make your trip safer, easier, and less expensive.
Rebtel: for phone calls
Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging. But with Rebtel, you can make cheap calls around the world, without the internet.
• Free, iOS and Android, rebtel.com
Google Trips: for itineraries
Planning a trip can get a bit hectic. But with Google Trips, it gathers all your travel information from Gmail and organizes it automatically. It also maps out itineraries with suggestions of things to do or see. Best of all, it works entirely offline, so you don’t need to worry about finding WiFi.
• Free, iOS and Android, get.google.com
Packpoint: for packing
Enter your destination, date of travel, length of stay, and some details about the activities you’re planning and Packpoint with automatically generate a packing list for your trip. In the event that the app misjudged your style, it’s easy to tweak the list.
• Free, iOS and Android, packpnt.com
Waze: for traffic
If you’re navigating an unfamiliar city and are unsure where the traffic hotspots are, this app is the best you can get. It can also help you find where to park and schedule reminders to tell you when it’s time to leave.
• Free, iOS and Android, waze.com
TripLingo: for international trips
Need language translation? Local/cultural information? How about a currency converter? This fun, comprehensive tool for international travelers has it all!
• Free, iOS and Android, triplingo.com
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