One of the most enthusiastic parts of the vacation is the planning itself. After tickets and hotels booked, travel guide composed and a preparational study of the main sights in the city,download to your smartphone a new wave of travel applications to help you abroad.

To help you on your trip,wehere recommend you some travel apps you should consider installing before your plane departs. No matter where and when, or if you are using iOS or Android, start downloading:

1. Kindle

As devoted as you are to printed books, it cannot be denied that it is much easier to use a Kindle on the go than to pack up with 10 hardcover books.

Although you can’t trade at local bookstores, this facility pays off. With the Kindle app you don’t even need a Kindle device- just your smartphone. For either operating system, this smart book is the way to go if you are constantly on the go.

2. AroundMe

Have you ever been lost and disoriented in a city without quite knowing where is the best restaurant or bar to spend an end of the day?AroundMe is perfect for you.It’s a mobile application for iOSAndroid and Windows Phone platforms created by Italian “Attorno a me s.r.l.”, that allows users to quickly find nearby Point Of Interest (POI) such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, hospitals and much more in the middle of a city.

Want to find a place to watch a sports pub where you can watch football, baseball, basketball or even the Breeders Cup classic? AroundMe has the answer. If you want a restaurant for a specific food that you crave, it will tell you what is the nearest one that suits you.

AroundMe provides quick, step-by-step GPS-based directions. The app incorporates Google maps, including the very useful 360-degree street-level view of your surroundings. It just added augmented reality, a new mapping technology that opens your camera and displays labels of nearby businesses on the live screen.


We’ve all had it at that point in our journey when we reluctantly opened our settings for turning on mobile data. It will cost you a fortune, but there is nothing you can do – you are lost.

I’ve tested many iPhone travel apps, but none have so far convinced me enough to start using them on a regular basis. Whether planning a trip or during the trip itself, on the ground.Just upload maps of the countries or regions to visit before you leave (or while traveling in a Wi-Fi location). They are heavy but stored on the smartphone for later use. gives you geographic points. Like everything else, this is done offline, allowing you to add a place you want to visit that isn’t on the map; for example, a friend’s address or the exact point where you have to take public transportation.

Besides that, this application lets you see the distance between two locations, even those added by yourself; and all offline.

4. WeatherPro

Everyone has their favorite weather app, but from my personal experience, I’ve found that WeatherPro is the right one for me.

WeatherPro for Android features high-quality seven-day forecasts and weather reports for over two million cities. Highlights include global satellite plus radar for the USA, Australia and much of Europe. The quality of the pictures are very accurate and can be animated with interactive elements.

5. Skype

Of course, an application is required to communicate with people you miss and care about, individually or usinga group chat.

The well-known Skype is the most reliable app when you must communicate with the most important people in your personal and professional life anytime, anywhere – on mobile devices or on your PC. Video calling and sharing experiences are better than other apps on the market.

6. TripAdvisor

Last but not least, and in my opinion an essential application, TripAdvisor provides you the hole lot. Everything you need while traveling – hotels, restaurants and places of attraction rated on a scale of 0 to 5. This application also can be extremely helpful while planning a trip.

TripAdvisor is a travel application that provides information and opinions on tourism-related content. It also includes interactive travel forums. This

application was one of the first to adopt user-generated content, which provides most of the content, and is underpinned by an advertising business model.