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5 Free Travel Apps You've Never Heard Of That Could Change Your Life

By Alana Laverty

May 19, 2017 at 1:56pm


Travelling is one of the best gifts life can give. 

But, boy, can it be stressful. 

The following apps are mandatory downloading for any travels you're embarking on this summer. 

Thank us later. 

1. PackPoint

This handy app generates a detailed packing list based on where you’re going, how long you’ll be there, and whether the trip is for business or pleasure. 

It even factors in the weather forecast and the activities you’re planning. 

This is the future, folks. 

2. Foodspotting 

This wonderful app allows you to search for specific dishes in your area. 

Really in the mood for mac 'n' cheese? They'll find you some.

It also shows you all the best reviews for local restaurants giving you the crowd-sourced locals' choice.  


3. Citymapper

"Making cities easier to use. We're reinventing the urban transit app, built for commuters and their daily needs."

This app outlines the best routes to places, and how many calories you’ll burn if you decide to walk them.

It combines all transport modes to suggest the best routes among walking, bus, subway, train, ferry, taxi (Uber, Lyft), car share and bike share. All in real-time, including bus and train schedules and disruptions.


City Mapper

4. WiFi Map

Holidays are a great time to unplug and detox from the online world. 

But five hours into turning your roaming data off and you need to Snapchat something gas?

Odds are you're gonna turn it right back on if you've no access to WiFi. 

WiFi Map will not only direct you to the nearest Wi-Fi spot, but it'll tell you whether it’s a relaxing restaurant or a bus station. It even offers passwords to some of the protected networks...

5. YPlan

These guys are all about making it as simple as possible to discover and book things to do in your city.

From secret speakeasy pop-ups and foodie treats to the biggest arena spectaculars - you'll know the inside track as well as a local. 

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