Yes, I’ve done another one of these.
Previously I made a brief list of 10 useful travel websites and apps that I find helpful while preparing for travel or while on my trip. Here are 10 more for you to get stuck into, click the link in the title to go through to the site/app:
Sometimes creating a travel itinerary is confusing and draining, but not when you get TripIt involved. Simply by forwarding your booking confirmation emails for flights and hotels to them, they create a simple and easy to follow travel itinerary for you that you can access from anywhere. No more forgotten bookings or missed flights.
I started using Check My Trip last year after it was recommended to me by Trek America. Similarly to TripIt, you simple forward your booking details to them and they create an itinerary for you that covers all your flight times, car rentals, rail tickets and hotel booking details, and even allows you to check in through the app or online. It gives you timely updates as to any cancellations, delays or other irritating occurrences that might affect your journey, and is compatible with iCal, Outlook and Google calendar so you can visualise your schedule in the format you find easiest.
This is the expert’s equivalent of Trip Advisor. While it’s good to have reviews from regular people who don’t have jobs in hotel and restaurant reviewing, sometimes it’s nice to get the perspective of an expert who knows their hotels inside and out. Trip Expert has all kinds of reviews from these hospitality and travel masterminds and has travel reviews from 70+ publications.
Trover is basically the Instagram made just for travellers. It’s the best way to discover unique places and is a haven for travel photographers and beautiful-place fanatics. It’s built a passionate community of explorers, and exposes the beauty of world, from the mega-famous locations to off-the-beaten-track spots, and allows you to connect with other travellers to gain tips, share your experiences and fawn over incredible locations.
It’s the world’s most popular way to learn languages. You’ve probably heard of this one, but if you’re travelling somewhere with a language barrier, Duolingo is something you can’t go without. With a range of languages to learn, Duolingo lets you learn to speak as the locals do. Based on science, you learn through bitesize language lessons which are super effective, allows you to learn at any time, anywhere. With over 93.5 million people learning Spanish, 55.5 million learning French and even an option to learn Klingon (yes, really) the millions of people using Duolingo can’t be wrong.
If you’re opposed to Uber like me (just a quick google of the company will show you how awful their practices are), Easy Taxi is the number one taxi solution in over 170 cities worldwide. It’s the most downloaded taxi app, and for good reason. Automatically locating through GPS and with properly trained drivers, the app lets you have a safe and fuss-free ride and employs local taxi drivers over international corporations.
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