Stressor: Flight prices
The Hopper app monitors airline prices and predicts when they will rise and fall. You simply put in your destination and when you want to fly, and the app will alert you when the best price is available. The app can also monitor hotel room prices.
Stressor: Getting lost
Never get lost in a new city ever again with Citymapper, a public transit app and a mapping service, available for use in 39 popular cities worldwide. You’re able to select where you want the route to start, where it ends and how you want to get there (bus, bicycle, metro, etc.).
Stressor: Forgetting something
PackPoint helps you organize what you need to pack for your next trip, based on the length of travel, the weather at your destination and any activities planned for during your trip. After inputting your travel info, the app builds a custom packing list for you.
Stressor: Converting money
App: XE Currency App
Access live exchange rates, look at historical charts and calculate prices through XE Currency App. A major plus? It stores the last updated rates so even if you don’t have data, or Wi-Fi, you can still trust the information it’s providing to you.
Stressor: What to put on the itinerary
Reviews galore—TripAdvisor provides you with info on hotels, restaurants, things to do and other travel-related content from globetrotters and locals alike. The app (and website) contains over 600 million unbiased, honest traveler reviews. Never get stuck in a tourist trap again!
Stressor: Language barriers
App: Google Translate
Use text translation with access to 103 languages with data or internet connection, and 59 languages offline. The app even has an instant camera translation feature, which instantly translates text in images (like road signs and posters) to your preferred language. Other app highlights include saving translated words and phrases for future and easy reference, drawing text characters instead of typing, use of the microphone for speech translation and more.
Stressor: Keeping in touch with friends and family
No data? No problem. WhatsApp is a messaging platform that allows the sending of text messages, voice calls, video calls and more through freeware—all with just an easy Wi-Fi or internet connection. The app uses end-to-end encryption, meaning your messages and calls are always secure.
Stressor: Hunger at the gate
We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re hungry, thirsty or otherwise realize you need to grab something at one of the airport’s stores, but you’re worried you’ll miss your flight if you leave the gate. Insert AtYourGate, the in-airport order and delivery app. All you have to do is browse the app for what you want, order it and then wait for it to be delivered to you at your gate.
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