The sun is shining, the kids are out from school and many people will soon be heading off on their holidays If they haven’t already). If the thought of having to get everything planned and organised for a trip away with your family or friends is stressing you out, check out 5 of the best apps for giving you a helping hand.
Travel List – £1.49 iOS
Fed up of making lists of what you need to pack and what needs to be done at home every time you go away? Travel List will help with organising and ensuring everything is ready and done – and there’s no chance of losing your list either. All you have to do is set up your list of packing essentials with the help of Travel List on your iphone or iPad and mark them off as you get the items ready or tick them off your new electronic to-do list. Even better you can use the same template each time you go on holiday or even away for a couple of days. There’s also the option to set up some alerts to remind you to do things at certain times.
TripCase– Free (iOS, Android)
A really clever app for helping you to plan your holiday as well as keeping all your important travel information and daily activities all together in the same place. Whatever you’re doing on your holiday whether its visiting friends or family, going away for a long weekend or heading off on a week long holiday or more, TripCase enables you to keep track of all your holiday plans and schedule which can also be shared with your fellow travellers or people back home so they can keep track of where you will be. You can store a whole host of informtion such as flight details, accomodation, day trips and planned visits to theme parks, museums, galleries and visitor attractions as well as keeping tabs on any restaurant reservations and of course the weather forecast. Highly recommended.
Triposo – Free (iOS, Android)
This is a brilliant app if you’re in need of some inspiration as to where to go away on holiday, in addition to providing handy free travel guides to popular destinations which can be downloaded free of charge. Triposo is similar to an online guidebook as it’s packed with information on what to do, what to see, where to stay and also includes some very useful maps, contact information, user reviews, local directions and a currency converter. Triposo even helps you with the local lingo as it features popular phrases so you can make yourself understood when you’re out and about.
Booking.com – Free (iOS, Android)
If you’re looking for some last minute offers on accommodation or if you’re travelling around and want the freedom to book somewhere to stay on the hoof then Booking.com not only saves you money but can find you accommodation quickly and easily. It’s certainly got most of the globe covered as Booking.com features more than 60,000 destinations worldwide and it can help you search for places to stay which are near to where you currently are. Choose from a variety of accommodation which includes hotels, guest houses, self catering apartments or your very own villa.
Directflights – Free (iOS, Android)
Directflights can help you to save money when you’re booking your holiday – whether you’re looking for flights, hotels, a package holiday or car hire. The principle is simple – you just enter your holiday details into the search (dates, departure airport, destination airport) and Directflights compares thousands of options to find the best flight, hotel, holiday or hire car option for you.