Worldwide solo traveler apps are the BEST, especially for the convenience and irreplaceable help they provide while on the road.
Whether you’re checking for directions, a restaurant review, art gallery exhibit or a train route, apps can assist you in reaching your final destination. These high-tech worldwide solo traveler apps will be ready to help you whenever you need it.
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Below are a list of awesome worldwide solo traveler apps that will help you save time, money and your sanity next time you travel! Before your next adventure, give these worldwide solo traveler apps a download and let us know what you think.
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1. Rome 2 Rio
Rome 2 Rio app is a complete global trip planner that helps you get from Point A to Point B in the most efficient way possible.
It’s fairly precise in giving you all the details including bus, ferry, flight, train, and driving options with estimated travel times and fares.
2. Spotted by Locals
Spotted by Locals is an app which handpicks city-loving locals to write about their favorite spots in their own city.
These city guides offer the ultimate insider tips!
The best thing about this app is that is always up-to-date, and only local favorites are highlighted and not just the usual tourist traps.
Users get offline maps and tips and are able to save favorites to the map. 67 cities in Europe, Middle East and North America are included in the Spotted by Locals app.
Noteworthy cities in Europe featured in the app are Florence, Budapest, Krakow, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Athens, Madrid, Kyiv, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Rome, and many more.
3. Google Translate
When abroad, Google Translate app is really helpful to have a couple language apps handy.
This has saved me more than once, especially when I need to find a bathroom!
Not only can you translate text by manually typing it in, it can instantly translate a conversation, or translated text from your cameras picture.
Google recently switched to translations based on machine learning, improving results for difficult translations and the globe trotting traveler.
4. XE Currency
The best way to avoid getting overcharged and making costly mistakes while traveling is to be aware of the exchange rate all the time.
XE Currency works offline, helps calculate conversions and downloads live exchange rates when requested.
5. Trail Wallet
It is easy to run over budget on a trip having fun. A solution to overcoming my budget worries was Trail Wallet.
This app makes tracking expenses easy. Supports 200+ local currencies, daily budget targets, spending categories, and more.
6. Sky Scanner
The popular flight search engine Skyscanner has its own app, making it easier to search for flights on your mobile devices.
I LOVE their “Everywhere” function; it allows us to find the cheapest flights from where we are. They also organize by month, allowing us to take advantage of the cheapest times to fly.
Moovit assists riders in over 1,200 cities and 67 countries with metropolitan transportation.
Service alerts are provided to help you avoid train delays or service interruptions.
The app can track your ride and notify you when your destination is approaching.
8. Hostel World
Hostel World is the biggest hostel booking sites and as a budget backpacker, chances are you’ll be using this app lots.
The app does have all the usual features you’d expect of an accommodation booking app, searches, descriptions, filters, and user experience design looks great.
The full-screen interactive maps are easy to work with, and those all-important reviews are only a tap away.
Save a credit card to your account to book a property is quick and easy.
9. Eat With
Have dinner with locals!
Eat With provides a global crowd sourced community that invites you into the homes of local food lovers for a communal dining experience.
You can choose to eat with people who share your tastes and ethics: vegan, vegetarian and locavore are just some of the options.
This worldwide solo traveler app is available in over 20 countries.
10. Wi-Fi Finder
Free Wi-Fi is one of the most precious resources for a traveler on a mobile device in a foreign country.
Wi-Fi finder helps us find connections helping to avoid potentially huge charges on your data plan. Wi-Fi finder classifies whether connections are free or paid.
11. Whats App
Whats App is the go-to messaging app for much of the world. It’s often a great way to keep in touch with any locals or other travelers you meet.
Skype video calls are a fantastic way to connect with your friends or family. It’s also a great way to make cheap international calls!
Just put a little credit in your Skype account and you can call numbers in your home country at local rates.
BONUS APP! Pocket
Pocket lets you save any webpage for later reading. Just hit the share icon and select the Pocket icon, and you’ll be able to pull up this article or blog post from the Pocket app later.
It is a great way to stock up on reading material before a long flight or bus journey. Pocket now also lets you save videos for later viewing! AWESOME!
Are you a traveler that frequently uses smartphone apps?
I want to know your favorite worldwide solo traveler apps!