Helpful Travel Apps for You to Explore the World

Looking for some helpful travel apps to help you explore the world?

If you’re a frequent traveler or a not-so-frequent traveler, there are Helpful Travel Apps that can help you explore the world a little bit easier.

Before, we get to the “sexy” Helpful Travel Apps, let’s take a look at an airline app and the INCREDIBLE things it can do for you!

Helpful Travel Apps

Helpful Travel Apps

If you live in New Jersey/New York/Connecticut, San Francisco/Bay area, Chicago-land, United Airlines may hold a dominate position in your air travel choices.  What’s in it for you if you download and use United’s App?

  • Access your boarding pass
  • Cancel flights
  • Make important flights changes within App is coming soon
  • United Club Check-in
  • Real-time bag tracking is coming
  • Access boarding passes for Partner airlines when connecting

Let me tell you what is Not on this list – NOTIFICATIONS of re-booking!!  By using the app or at least providing United with your email allows them to notify you of re-booking if your flight is canceled.  This one feature that can save you huge amounts of time and the frustration of waiting in line at the gate after your flight is cancelled.  Here’s a popular post about my 21 passengers on a flight that was cancelled from San Francisco to Honolulu.


Next up Daydream Excursions has a very helpful travel app for you; it’s GoSiteSee.

I’ll load up the details of your itinerary in my GoSiteSee app for you (included with most of my custom planning packages).   This helpful travel app includes:

  • Full trip itinerary
  • Flight & accommodation bookings
  • Flight check-in & real-time flight alerts (when applicable)
  • Daily itineraries
  • OFFLINE maps & navigation
  • Rich travel guides for each destination
  • Trip journal, postcards, currency converter, weather & much more
  • Itinerary in PDF & online trip page


You know how important I feel Trip Protection Insurance is for your trip!  I don’t want to see you losing any money and will fight hard to get it back (for a covered reason).  Allianz now offers their TravelSmart Mobile App which features:

Policy Information
Access all your Allianz Travel Insurance policy information right in the palm of your hand.
TravelSmart Hotline
Contact our award-winning team of assistance experts whenever you need help.
File a claim and track its progress.
Flight Status
Track your flight, check for updates, and find your boarding gate—all in real time.
International Hospital Search
Locate the closest pre-screened medical facility with a geo-aware hospital search.
Country Information
Know what numbers to dial if you need police, an ambulance, or the fire department while overseas.
RX and First Aid Terms
Find the right medication anywhere in the world with a medication dictionary, and translate first aid terms into multiple languages.

Check out Packpoint for a helpful travel app for packing:

  • PackPoint Builds Your Custom Packing List
  • Will you be hiking, traveling internationally, swimming, working, traveling with a baby, or ?
  • PackPoint builds your packing list accordingly so you have everything you need for your travels.

Entrain will help you avoid Jet Lag:

Entrain is a free app that connects users to lighting schedules developed by researchers at the University of Michigan. These schedules are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible. Light is the primary driving input to the circadian clock, and by recording your lighting history, we can simulate your body’s clock and make recommendations for behavior.

Enjoy GateGuru not just to learn about your gate(s)/gate change(s) but to also learn more about the airport:

For users that add flights, much of the magic of GateGuru’s day-of travel solution is behind the scenes, as we automatically connect the relevant parts of your day-of travel based on your flight information. So the amenity list view automatically shows information that is personalized to your trip – based on your departure or arrival terminal. If you want to see all of the amenities in the airport, just tap the terminal filter bottom in the bottom left.

Google Translate is a must download travel app:

Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Tap to Translate: Copy text in any app and your translation pops up
• Offline: Translate 59 languages when you have no Internet
• Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 38 languages
• Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages
• Conversation Mode: Two-way instant speech translation in 32 languages
• Handwriting: Draw characters instead of using the keyboard in 93 languages
• Phrasebook: Star and save translations for future reference in any language

Finally, please checkout coChange and helpful travel app for saving both time and money.

With coChange app, find easily the exchange offices offering the best rates and services for your currency. Benefit from our service in the entire world for free!

You don’t have time to chase the best currency exchange offices…

coChange is a free and collaborative mobile app to simplify currency exchange operations.

  • Find the bureau de change that best fits your needs among thousands referenced across the world, and share with the community.
  • Exchange offices are small family-hold businesses. Use their services rather than ATMs to support local economy!
  • Become an actor of the country’s local development.


Which of these will you try out?  And, what are your favorite travel apps?