Who needs a hotel concierge? With smartphones and (nearly) ubiquitous wi-fi, there are a variety of apps out there that will make your trip easier, along with recommendations for fun things to do and must-see spots.
Check these out next time you’re traveling abroad!
Citymapper -- In a new city and not sure what’s the best way to get to your destination? This app will show real time information for mass transit vs. taxis vs. walking vs. jet pack (yes, really, in case you were wondering).
Detour -- Maybe you’re all about walking? This app uses GPS-based audio to give you walking tours of those hidden nooks that you might otherwise miss.
Google Translate -- Essential for any traveler! Hold your camera up to a menu, sign, etc., and this app will automatically translate for you.
Musement -- This app’s tagline is “live like a local wherever you go,” and offers suggestions and recommendations for select cities around the world. Think getting into wine tastings in Venice or helping you skip the line to see the Eiffel Tower
Headout -- Offers discounts on day-of events. Think paddleboarding in Hawaii, exhilarating heli-tours, or even tickets to shows and musicals.
XE Currency -- Great because it can convert every world currency out there. It even works offline by saving the last updated rate.