Most of us have smartphones these days, and we’d be lost without them. They connect you to Facebook, you store your music on them. But they can be really useful when you go away, either in your own country or in others. Here are our favourite travel apps of the moment.
1. Lonely Planet Guides
For just a few pounds or euros, you can have an interactive Lonely Planet guide to the city you’re visiting on your smartphone. If you’ve not got much space left in your luggage, this saves room, and you don’t have to carry a book about with you. They have places to eat, drink, sights, and all the rest. A real must-have for any trip.
This app is free, and can be a real lifesaver. If saving a few pounds or euros makes all the difference to you, you can benefit from similar features at no cost. AroundMe tells you where almost anything you could possibly want is and direct you to it via Google Maps. If you’re running out of gas in an unfamiliar area or just plain starving, this little app will save the day.
Most people are familiar with this already, but if you’re looking to avoid a huge phone bill when you come home, this could be the answer. A free messenger service, it’s great for use anytime.
These days everyone’s a photographer, but with Instagram you can make your holiday snaps look extra special. Plus, they upload automatically, so you can share your photos as you go, without having to carry a camera too.