The Zubeida Picks: Best Travel Apps
Travelling has become an interesting phenomenon post-2020/2021, and there is a definite uptick in regulations and rules that must be followed when travelling. Here is our roundup of travel apps that are WORTH downloading when you travel.
1. Happy Cow
This fantastic app is great for vegans and vegetarians. It highlights different 180,000 restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, farmer’s markets and grocery stores that cater towards these particular lifestyles in over 180 countries across the globe. It also features gluten-free options and cuisine types. This is a great travel app to download if you need some guidance on where to go and eat.
2. Green Globe
This company has been in action for almost three decades, creating a well-researched process of environmental certification that will help you choose the best travel and accommodation options to protect the environment. If you are an environmentally conscious traveller, then this app is right up your alley! Search hotels, resorts, attractions and see what meets rigorous environmental practices and travel with the best!
3. Trip It
TripIt collates all your travel information, keeping it all in one place, easily accessible and saves paper too! It can create an itinerary for you, syncs with your inbox, and stores all relevant documentation as well. It also assists your movement while you are on your trip, giving you the best maps, close attractions and restaurants to your residence.
PackPoint is your perfect packing partner! It guides your packing based on your location, the weather, duration of, and excursions during your vacation. It also accounts for washing stations (allowing you to re-wear your clothes multiple times). This is a great time saver and you won't forget anything, which is a definite win!
5. Google My Maps
Add in your attractions, particular restaurants you'd like to visit at your destination and input them in. Google My Maps will create a detailed itinerary for you, allowing you to conveniently book the best accommodation for your travels. Not only does this save you commute time, but also allows you to best place your entire travels to flow well, keeping you more active and less tired. You can even share this document and collaborate with your fellow travel companions to
If you plan on sightseeing by foot, AllTrails gives you fantastic trail options at your destination of choice, and if you aren't ready for the hiking trails just yet, AllTrails also offers city walk options, that will enhance your sightseeing options. This app also gives you the weather predictions, relevant information per route and allows you to connect with other travellers too.
When travelling in a group, it is difficult to keep track of who is paying, when to pay and how much you may owe one of your friends. SplitWise allows you to track and organise balances, add on future expenses and settle with companions. You have various splitting options and can add on a number of different people to different groups, helping you keep track of money spent and owed in an organised, clear manner.
Which of these fantastic apps are you going to try on your next travel excursion? Let us know in the comments below!
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