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FlightHub’s 7 Best Travel Apps That Even Your Parents Could Use

As a technologically-based online travel agency, FlightHub knows a thing or two when it comes to maximizing your travel plans. Travel apps are a booming business and are now an integral part to travel. These apps manage can manage everything from accommodations to car rental, to currency exchange and planning your night out based on your geographical location.

With all these options conveniently located in the palm of your hand, FlightHub Review has decided to list the best and tech-friendly apps that every traveler should have for their next trip.

Finding things to do in the city

1. Instagram: App Store | Play Store

Call FlightHub crazy but we think that this is one of the best travel tools out there. Though the social media app is typically used for uploading a variety of different pictures and videos—usually funny pictures of your dog (or cat)—it’s also one of the best ways to get an in-depth feel for the city you’re visiting if you know how to look! As one of the world’s largest aggregators for travel and food photography, literally scroll through the sometimes thousands of geotagged photos using popular local hashtags to find the best of the “what and where” for any city.

Not only will you get to see the best of whatever scene you’re into, you’re also privy to recommendations of what to eat and see while on your travels, and are guided by locals who know their stuff! Do a quick google search of the most popular tags for a specific region and plan the trip accordingly.

Instagram App. Image Credit: dailytekk.com
Instagram App. Image Credit: dailytekk.com

2. Localeur: App Store | Play Store

If you’re not down for using Instagram, then FlightHub suggests downloading Localeur. This app lets you read reviews and recommendations from where to get coffee to or where to find the best bars with photo booths in almost every city in the world.

The reviews are written by trusted locals and the app has tried to brand itself as more of “a guidebook” than a travel website, emphasizing the intimacy of personal recommendations from people who live there. Simply type in what you’re looking for and where you are and get instant recommendations and personal favorites from people who really know the city!

Localeur 2.0
Localeur 2.0

Where to Stay

3. WorldMate: App Store | Play Store

Having marketed itself as a personal assistant without the hassle of actually hiring and paying for one, streamline all of your travel plans and itinerary in one convenient location. The app is simple to use and as the dutiful and considerate child that you are, all you need to do is forward the confirmation emails to the app which will then keep every appointment in real-time for your parents! The app generates an itemized itinerary covering the entirety of their trip, and will even alert then if flights are delayed or there’s been a gate change.

Organize your itinerary and book your travel on Worldmate
Organize your itinerary and book your travel on Worldmate

Keeping track of the Weather

4. The Weather Network: App Store | Play Store

FlightHub is a strong believer in the K.I.S.S principle, so download this weather app to keep yourself as current as possible when it comes to the upcoming forecasts. Updated regularly, plan your day or outings with confidence! Though many smartphones and devices come equipped with weather apps of their own, it never hurts to get a second opinion.

The Weather Network App Screenshot.
The Weather Network App Screenshot.

Making sure your flight is on time

5. FlightAware: App Store | Play Store

This free download and free-to-use app is available on all iPhone and android devices and will keep even the most tech-challenged traveler up-to-date on everything to do regarding your flight. From status updates to delays, cancellations or terminal information, you’ll find it all and more on this app. This app is helpful should your need information about pickup or drop-off locations for airports throughout your travels.

FlightAware App
FlightAware App

Wait, how much was that?

6. XE Currency: App Store | Play Store

one of the world’s go-to websites and apps for currency conversion, don’t get caught unaware of currency rates in foreign countries. The app keeps track of live rates for every world currency and will give the most updated results instantly on the device!

Image Credit: drprem.com
Image Credit: drprem.com

Wi-Fi

7. Wi-Fi Finder: App Store | Play Store

With all these great apps at your disposal, they’re all sadly rendered useless unless you have access to the internet. Seeing as roaming charges are absurdly high when traveling abroad, this Wi-Fi Finder app is by far the most important one to download prior to your trip. Download maps ahead of time with their offline feature and follow the directions to your nearest Wi-Fi spot.

WiFi Finder App
WiFi Finder App

 

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