Best travel apps to navigate and plan your itinerary while you're on holiday
Travel made smart
Oh, the wonders of travelling. First comes the excitement of securing the flight tickets, then comes your best Marie Kondo efforts to fit your entire wardrobe into a luggage, and finally boarding the plane and landing at your destination. Travelling can be liberating for the most part, but it can also bring about anxiety; especially when you're visiting an unfamiliar place. We round up these travel apps that are here to help navigate and make travelling a whole lot easier — even for the most experienced jetsetters.
Similar to Google maps, CityMaps2Go is jam-packed with local-centric features such as city guides, local tips, points of interest and even subway maps. Start pre-planning your travel routes long before your actual trip by pin keying the locations. The best part? You can do all these on their offline maps — exploring with the app data-free.
This familiar app needs no introduction. Language truly is a barrier; especially when it comes to countries that do not have English as their first language. All you need is to either type in the word box or use the speaking function. With the ability to translate 58 languages in text and 23 languages verbally — you can easily translate your way to the best coffee spot in town.
Our constant need to be connected to the world through the Internet is met with the WiFi Map app, which highlights hotspots located near you and better still — the password to use them. Maps are downloadable to be used offline. A warning: do be selective in the data that you are accessing. After all, not all hotspots can be dubbed as trustworthy.
Public toilets are an important necessity, especially when travelling. WIth more than 100,000 public restrooms in its system, the app identifies those closest to you. Even better, toilets come with ratings from prior users — "sit" if it's clean and "squat" if it's not. You can streamline your search by location, rating and whether or not they are free to use.
All apps are available on Apple and Android