Useful Apps that will help you plan your trip easily
Imagine if tomorrow your friend walked up to you and asked if you wanted to go on a trip, would you instantly say yes? Are you the kind of person who always wants to go on trips? But like most of us, we’re sure there is one thing about taking a trip that you dread – the planning! Sometimes the planning bit becomes so tedious that it almost takes the fun out of the idea of going on a trip. Especially when your friends and family dump the burden of planning on you.
Well, what if we told you there are small tricks you can use to make this dreadful experience, not so dreadful? And these small tricks are available to you in your app store! It’s the 21st century, might as well embrace technology to make things easier for you. So, the next time you want to go on a trip, here are some of the apps that can assist you with planning:
TripIt is the ideal app for getting a travel plan made for you. You just need to forward them emails confirming your travel dates. The app takes this information and creates a itinerary for you. The app does everything for you and even keeps you updated about stuff like
– when your rented car will be available for pickup
– when can you check-in to your hotel
– what time do you need to be at your airport gate
This app is made keeping in mind the needs of the adventurous road tripper in you. The app takes into consideration all the stops and breaks you will be taking on your road trip. And basis that, it suggests restaurants, fast-food joints, and other sightseeing worthy places along your route. What more could a road tripper ask for?
This app is slightly more welcoming of your inputs. You will need to input your budget, your interests, and of course your destination. The app then showers you with ideas, places, and things you can do. The best part is all of these recommendations will be according to your budget.
Google, of course, has their own travel planning app which helps you plan your trip. Unlike TripIt, here you don’t have to upload your travel confirmation emails. Google picks them up automatically as long as they are on your Gmail account. No matter what suggestions the app throws at you, the app being a Google product will mostly have user reviews for you to look at. And, at the end of the day, I think we can all agree that reviews are something we always have a look at.
This app is very much like TripIt in its functioning. You have to upload your travel confirmation emails. But it is a bit more personalised and very meticulous in its recommendations. So for example, the app won’t just keep you updated about your itinerary but will also provide you with an option to a book an uber when you’re leaving from one destination and have to reach another. All along the holiday, it will also recommend alternatives – just in case you want to switch to things which weren’t originally a part of your itinerary.
All of these are free to use for Android as well as Apple users. Some of these apps may have a premium (paid) version available too. If you want a more customised experience you can buy them. If not, the free version will surely take care of your basic needs.
That’s all from us. Happy tripping to you!