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The Best Travel Apps

January 19, 2022 3 min read No Comments

I know that travel is on the top of everyone’s mind right now! At least if you are like me :)! A new year comes around and then you are instantly starting to plan all the trips for this calendar year. Well, let me help with that! There are some tried and true travel apps and in this blog post, I am going to share the best travel apps for the USA and Europe!


I am constantly looking for the cheapest flights. Whether you are traveling around the USA, Europe, Europe to the US…ANYWHERE! Skyscanner is the perfect app if you like to pick up and go! I can check the prices for several months out and I can even put a notification on a destination and date so if there is a price change I am alerted! What is also nice is you can search for flights from multiple airports around you based on the price.

Google Translate

People ask me all the time how do I manage traveling to all these countries without speaking the language…#GTS! Seriously though I have literally Google translated my way through entire conversations with living in Spain as well as translating when I am traveling. Sometimes it makes my brain hurt to try and remember all the different phrases I’ve picked up, especially when I do several different countries either in one trip or back to back


100% recommend LikeALocal! I love this app because it is all about helping you find the amazing, off-the-beaten-track sights, bars, and restaurants around the world. What’s even better is that the app works 100% offline so you can browse destination guides, tips, and tricks from locals and maps while you’re out and about. With LikeALocal you can also book tours and connect with locals – there’s a handy Q&A section where you ask for recommendations and advice


There are so many booking sites but I am recommending this one because this is the one I use ALL THE time! Okay, main reasons why I like this site:

  • Discounts
  • Loyalty Program

Obviously, there are way more reasons why I love this site but those are my top reasons! I’ve been booking with this site for years now and because of this, I’ve had my status upgraded from the basic level to a Gold Member status – which means there are lots of extra discounts and fun gifts thrown in when you book. I definitely believe in loyalty programs! It really does make a difference when you are trying to save money, short trips and you’ve got a free night or secret discounts in your account.


Have you ever landed at your destination and realized that you forgot something?! It is the worst feeling ever! Very frustrating! This is why I love this app! This is a fuss-free packing app! We could all use a little help packing our suitcases, and PackPoint can provide exactly that. Answer a few simple questions about your trip and PackPoint will create a customizable packing list for you, including recommendations based on weather forecasts, activities, and whether or not you’ll have access to laundry facilities. It’s easy to cross things off as they’re packed or add more as you go along. The standard version of the Packpoint app is free but does include ads and in-app purchases. You can upgrade to the premium version on the App Store to remove these.

I hope that some of these travel apps and sites have helped you on your next trip! If you want to check out some more travel tips and tricks be sure to subscribe to be notified when the latest and greatest is released!


The things I love the most...Wine, traveling, and photography! Join me on my adventures as I travel the world and share my experiences as I travel with my daughter, top places to visit and how to travel on a budget!

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