5 Apps You Must Download Before Making Your Next International Trip

Traveling to a new place can be a very nerve-wracking experience. If you have the right apps for traveling, then you will be prepared for just about anything.


You don’t know about the local customs of the area, you might not be familiar with the local language, or you might not be sure if your mobile network will work there. It is perfectly okay to be a little afraid, but fortunately, there are a lot of smartphone apps that can make your traveling experience a lot less daunting.


Here are the 5 most useful apps for traveling that can eliminate most of your fears and help make your trip memorable. 


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Google Maps


One of the biggest downsides of traveling to a new place is that you can easily get lost going from one place to another. With its latest traveling features, Google Maps is a blessing for travelers. To ensure that you don’t find yourself lost in small streets, download the offline maps of the area you are living in. You can easily look for hotels, local attractions, or anything else you want to – even without access to the internet. 


Western Union 


When it comes to money transfer, Western Union doesn’t need any introduction. With the help of the Western Union’s fast money transfer app, you can easily send and receive money around the world. Sending money is so easy that there isn’t much to explain. All you have to do is log in with your finger ID, and with a few taps, you’re good to go.


You have the option to send money from your bank account, debit or credit card to the receiver’s bank account or to a Western Union agent. You can also make online bill payments regardless of where you are. With the Western Union app by your side, you don’t have to worry about dealing with money when traveling abroad.  


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Google Translate


Where you can easily travel from one place to another using the Google Maps app, you still have to blend into the local culture, which can only be done if you interact with the local community. With the help of Google Translate, you can easily engage in a conversation with the other person.


You can also download and bookmark common phrases and translations for offline use. The app supports over 100 different languages and has a neat feature of translating 37 different languages via photo recognition. 




All of us end up spending more than what our pockets can support when traveling abroad. TravelSpend is a very useful app that lets you keep track of all your expenses. You can set an amount of budget you can afford and manage your expenses accordingly.


The app also makes automatic currency exchanges for you and has a very cool feature that lets you collaborate with other travelers so that you can save money on food and local travel etc. 




Hostels and stay rooms take up most of every traveler’s budget. Airbnb offers a vast online marketplace that connects landlords who are looking to rent their homes to tenants looking for local accommodations. It a cheaper method of staying abroad but you might have to share a room or might be charged with an additional fee if you cause any damage, so be wary of that. 


You don’t have to find yourself in a situation that has you in trouble when you travel. Download these apps for travel and be prepared for common situations. And be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post on our travel deals!

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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