Top 7 Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

We have rounded up our favorite apps in our Best Travel Apps series.  These are the first apps I download for my trips.

  1. Maps.Me / Google Maps
  2. Lounge Buddy
  3. WhatsApp / Skype
  4. iTranslate / Google Translate
  5. Polar Steps
  6. Pack Point
  7. Mobile Passport (U.S.)

Let us know what your favorites are!


1) Maps.Me / Google Maps

  • Features:
    • Maps for any country, any place, from the largest cities to the smallest villages, at your fingertips
    • Totally offline detailed maps, including searches, bookmarks, auto-follow mode, GPS positioning
    • Zoom-in and zoom-out smoothly
    • Google Maps can also be configured to work offline
  • Cost: Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
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2) LoungeBuddy

  • Features:
    • Find airport lounges all over the world
      • Find lounges available for a fee (beginning at $25)
      • Find lounges associated with airline elite status, lounge membership, and credit card affiliation
  • Cost:  Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
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3) WhatsApp / Skype

  • Features:
    • Fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world. *Data charges may apply.
  • Cost: Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
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4) iTranslate / Google Translate

  • Features:
    • Read, write, and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world
    • Translate text or websites, start voice conversations or
      lookup words, meanings, and even verb conjugations in over 90 languages
  • Cost: Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
iPhone Screenshot 1

5) Polar Steps

  • Features:
    • Travel log of your destinations, photos, and description
    • Share with friends and on social media
  • Cost: Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:

6) Pack Point

  •  Features:
    • Generates packing list based on length of travel, weather, and activities
    • Share packing lists with others
  • Cost: Free
    • PackPoint Premium
      • Connects to TripIt and Evernote
      • Customize with your own activities and packing list items
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
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7) Mobile Passport

  • Features:
    • Expedited passport processing at 20 U.S. airports and one cruise port
  • Cost:  Free
  • Platforms:
  • Screenshots:
iPhone Screenshot 1

Let us know what your favorites are!


See the rest of our Best Travel Apps series:

Top 7 Travel Apps

  1. Maps.Me / Google Maps
  2. Lounge Buddy
  3. WhatsApp / Skype
  4. iTranslate / Google Translate
  5. Polar Steps
  6. Pack Point
  7. Mobile Passport (U.S.)

Part I – Organizing Your Trip and Flight Information

  • Itineraries / Confirmation
    • Trip It
  • Packing
    • Packing Pro
    • Pack Point
  • Flight Tracking
    • Flight+
    • FlightAware
  • Airport Information
    • Gate Guru
    • Lounge Buddy
  • U.S. Immigration
    • Mobile Passport
  • Compensation for EU Flight
    • Air Help

Part II – Destination Information

  • Maps
    • National Geographic World Atlas
    • CityMapper
    • City Maps2Go
    • Stay.com
    • Maps.me
    • Star Walk
  • Conversion
    • XE Currency
    • The Converted
  • Tipping
    • Globe Tipping
  • Sleep
    • Sleep Cycle
    • Entrain

Part III – Communications

  • Learn a Language
    • World Nomads Travel Language Guides
    • Duo Lingo
    • Memrise
  • Translation
    • Google Translate
    • iTranslate
    • SayHi Translate
  • Communications
    • Viber
    • WhatsApp
    • Messenger

Part IV – Documenting your Travels

  • Photography
    • PhotoGrid
    • Canva
    • ProCamera
    • Snapseed
  • Track your Wanderings
    • LiveTrekker
    • Instagram
    • SnapChat
  • Trip Journals
    • TripJournal

Let us know what your favorites are!

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