One thing the millennial generation does more than any other generation before it is travel. Not only do the twenty-something’s of today have the world at their fingertips online, they have more of an opportunity than ever to actually see it. Young people don’t simply travel once in their lives as a post-graduation hoorah, as their parents may have. Rather, many millenials are savvy travelers who jet around for school, work and pleasure and want to stay connected as they go, while using the fastest and smartest ways to get around. These travel apps were created with exactly that sort of logic in mind. Many of them available for free on both Apple and Android, try downloading any of these handy travel apps the next time you decide to expand your personal horizons.
1. Packing Pro
Who ever thought there would be an app for packing a suitcase? Even if you never though it possible, don’t question it now, because PackingPro is an incredibly helpful app for those last minute packing emergencies. Maybe you were up all night studying for a final and didn’t have time to pack for your parents’ house, or maybe you’re just at a loss as to how to cram 5 pairs of heels into one carry-on. Simply input where you’re going, how long you will stay, and who you will travel with and this app creates a complete packing list with everything you will need and nothing more. It splits the final list into essentials (things that will ruin your trip to forget, like money or your passport), clothing, and technology. This app is perfect for one-bag travelling, especially if you’re indecisive about what you’ll need to bring. Get it for iPhone or iPad at $2.99.
2. Wi-Fi Finder
You know you need Wi-Fi in order to do pretty much anything. This is really while travelling because most devices come ready to connect anywhere around the world. The only problem is the crazy roaming charges that your phone company loves to rack up when you use Wi-Fi out of range. Avoid these fees completely by downloading Wi-Fi Finder, which will quickly direct you to the nearest free Wi-Fi hotspot, no matter where you are. Just make sure to activate the offline capabilities before you leave, or you may find yourself without Wi-Fi and unable to connect to the app when you need it. Try if for free on iPhone, iPad and Android.
Forget expensive hotel rates. Most young travelers know that hostels are just as good and a lot more fun. The only problem is finding one, especially in cities that tend to be crowded and over-booked. For those of us who love to travel by the seat of our pants, but also sleep safely and soundly every night, Hostelworld is the perfect download. This directory of over 25,000 budget hotels includes tagged maps and search optimization, so you can find the closest hostel at the best rate. There are also over 3.5 million user reviews in the directory, so you can see what other travelers have to say about their experiences before booking. Try it for free on iPhone and Android.
HopStop provides a compilation of public transportation information for the world’s most populated and busiest cities. Save money on cabs, and use this handy app to figure out where to catch a metro or bus in order to get where you need to go, whether you’re in Amsterdam or Buenos Aires. It’s available for free on the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and Android.
This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7 @gmail.com.