5 Essential Summer Travel Apps for Your iPhone

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Summer is here, and the chances are your travel plans are getting as hot as the temperature outside. Whether your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, or you’re still waiting for that last minute deal, you’ll want some useful apps loaded on your iPhone. After all, we’ve gotten so used to relying on our iPhones on a daily basis that, for sure, things will be the same when you go on your summer trip(s).

Here are 5 essential summer travel apps that you will want to download and install.


If you’re a guy, and you don’t like asking for directions, then Waze is a must. (Okay, you can bash me for that first part; but to be honest, I do use Waze to navigate my way around my own city. And I’m not a guy.)

Whether you’re visiting a small town, or you’re going to an exotic European city, Waze will make sure you at least have an idea of where you are and where you’re headed. There are, of course, other apps that can do similar things, but Waze is one of the best when it comes to finding routes and determining traffic situations.


essential summer travel apps
If it’s food and place recommendations that you need while on vacation, then Locish is the new app to use. It was conceived with the idea of making it easier for people to discover destinations without having to rely on vague or unreliable reviews. The way the app is set up, it first requires input about your preferences. Based on that, it can generate specific recommendations that will actually suit your requirements. You can also ask questions or recommendations via the app, which other users can respond to.

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

essential summer travel apps
High rollers, this is the app for you. Whether you feel like cruising around Istanbul via Zoe Yacht, or you want to discover the most luxurious ski lodge in the Alps, the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List app will give you only the very best information. The brand is already well known and respected for its high standards, and this app will guarantee that your finds will satisfy you – from accommodations to food to bars to hairstylists!


essential summer travel apps
Language always comes up as an issue when traveling to a foreign country. You’re lucky if you can speak the language of your destination, of course, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. That’s where language apps come in very handy, replacing the good old, but clunky, phrasebooks. TripLingo is a great language travel app that will get you from the airport to your hotel and more. From basic phrases to audio pronunciation guides to a live translator, it’s got everything you need – plus more: the app also has a guide to customs and taboos for each country. That should save you a lot of embarrassment, at the very least!

The Converted

Every traveler “enjoys” having to convert currencies while on a trip. You can always check out web sites that give you currency exchange information, but why do that if you can have The Converted on your iPhone? This app brings fun into converting, not only currencies, but distances, weights, and practically anything that needs conversion. Because not everyone uses the metric system. 😉

These five essential summer travel apps should make sure that you’ve got the basics covered wherever you go, whenever you go. While there is still a slew of other apps that you can download, make sure that you have the essentials so that your summer vacation will be hassle-free and truly carefree.

Bon voyage!

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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