5 Best Travel Apps You Probably Haven’t Heard of. My Absolute Favorite is #4.

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A is for apps! All great travel apps have one thing in common: they all solve problems fabulously. But with the thousands of travel apps currently available out there, it’s no longer enough being simply useful. So I chose five best travel apps that are useful and outstanding by virtue of being innovative, quirky or downright cool. Check them out, download them and get eurotripping – because with these apps in your pocket, you may never travel the same way again.

Note: This post is part of The A to Z of European Travel series. Don’t miss any post by subscribing to my newsletter (on the sidebar).

 

1. Musement

musement app

What does it solve? Eliminates waiting time for divas like you and me.

What is it? Musement allows you to easily find and book museums and art exhibitions, handpicked tours, great things to do, tickets to attractions, city passes and much more in lots of major cities around the world. It’s basically the travel app for art lovers which was just released 2 weeks ago (yes bitchezzz you heard it first from me). You don’t have to line up for the Louvre in Paris or Florence’s world-class Uffizi. Just book your priority or skip-the-line access in one click with Musement. Queuing? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Why I love it: If you’ve always wondered how to skip the lines in museums or figuring out unique experiences in the cities you’re visiting like me then you will also love this app. Most of the major European cities are represented and it offers only the best attractions and tours. Download the free app and see it for yourself. Check my full review here.

 

2. World Around Me

wam app review

What does it solve? Visual guide for the geographically-challenged.

What is it? World Around Me or WAM is a location-based Augmented Reality app that literally lets you explore the world around you in never-before-seen and immensely useful ways. It lets you navigate new places effortlessly. Say you just arrived in a new, foreign city and you need to know where the nearest ATM, restaurant, bar or cafe is then this is your app. It pulls data from Google maps and even tells you information like telephone number, directions, address, website, reviews etc.

Why I love it: I mean here’s how unreal amazing it is. I use this all the time now.

 

3. Spotify

spotify

What does it solve? Your music fix, you music freak.

What is it? Spotify is obviously not new but they just started offering the mobile app for free this year. Their slogan? Listen to the right music, wherever you are.

Why I love it: Do I really have to say how I decided to delete my 120GB of music I collected since 2004 after they released this? My favorite feature is the Browse section where you can listen to different playlists depending on your mood. It has travel playlists with names like Summer for Hipsters, Your Favorite French Cafe and Come Fly Away With Me. Need more convincing?

 

4. Rome 2 Rio

rome 2 rio

What does it solve? Itinerary planning for dummies.

What is it? Rome2Rio shows you how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry and automobile. This is the most amazing thing ever. It shows you all your transportation options, how long it takes and even links to the airlines, buses or trains. Super duper cool. Don’t know how to travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Bydgoszcz, Poland (yes that’s a real city)? Rome2Rio knows.

Why I love it: I use this all the time when I am planning my trips. Best shit ever. It also has a web version.

 

5. Snapseed

snapseed

What does it solve? Slutify your fugly iPhone photos.

What is it? Snapseed makes any photograph extraordinary. Easily enhance your photos with one tap using Auto Correct. Best photo editing app I’ve used ever.

Why I love it: You think I have the time to Photoshop my pictures I post on social media specially Instagram? I mean have you seen my Instagram photos? They’re all retouched in 30 seconds by Snapseed. My secret is out.

 

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What are your favorite travel apps?

 


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  1. With the exception of Spotify had not heard of any of these before, but they all sounds amazing! Will have to get downloading now 🙂

  2. Traveling together and splitting costs? Trip Splitter is the solution. Whether its dinner and drinks or trekking across Antarctica, Trip Splitter is an easy way to manage expenses when sharing costs with friends.

    Trip Splitter allows you to map your journey, include photos, track costs in any currency and easily split costs among your travel companions. Trip Splitter has been recognized by CNN And ABC as a great travel app. Trip Splitter is available in the iTunes store.

    • Oh yeah. I keep forgetting haha. Truth is I use your website a lot and even link to some of your recommendations on my blog but I rarely use your app =( I should change that 😀

  3. Here are 2 travel apps/sites to know:

    1. Ulocal.it is a great app with free texting and free calls.
    2. BestTravelCoupon.com – I like this more than Rome2Rio because BTC searches more sites and posts lower rates.

  4. Great start to the A to Z challenge and a fabulous list of apps. I love that they are different to the usual ones you read about and all useful. I use Snapseed a lot and also like VSCO Cam for instagram. About to download #1 and #4

  5. Another great travel app to try is called Simply Declare. I used the free version, loved it enough to buy it. Sure makes returning home from abroad easy having all my customs stuff figured out. Great list by the way thanks

  6. I’ve heard of snapseed, I think, but didn’t know what it did. Will definitely try it and number 1&2 soon. And I will eventually get to trying number 4.

  7. Hey DJ! The thought of jumping cues in museums alone would encourage me to download Musement. It’s great being able to make spontaneous decisions when you’re out if you fancy visiting a cool exhibition after chilling in a café.

  8. DJ this is a great post, useful for those who keep in touch with traveling around.

    Hey maybe you should do the same and launch a dream euro trip for mobile platforms.

    Chao