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10 APPS I USE WHEN TRAVELLING

July 1, 2018

For me, travelling is a way of life. I do love reconnecting with the world, discovering the nature around me, and just keeping my gadgets away from me. These things are enjoyable, I find them calming. Although this isn’t always the case…I am on my phone most hours of the day. I am trying to change it, but no such luck. Whenever I am travelling, I always carry my phone with me and these are a list of apps that I use when I am on the road:

Bible

This is something that I never let go of in my phone. I used to always carry my Student Bible with me, but it took up the most space in my backpack and it was actually very heavy. I had to let go of taking the tangible one with me so I opted for the app version that I can take with me anywhere and everywhere I go. May it be on the train, the bus or the plane, I would just pop up my earphones and listen to the audio book. It’s a really great app!

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Messenger

Nowadays, staying connected with your family and with people you meet along the way is just too easy. You ask for their names then you add them on social media. It is definitely more secure and a lot faster than waiting for your next postcard to arrive home. That’s why I stick to Messenger. It is fairly easy to use and, almost, everybody has it. I use this app to talk to my parents and a couple of friends who I know truly care. It is one of the most reliable apps there is.

Check it out by clicking HERE.

PayPal

As you all know, earning money is hard. I think that it is the hardest part about travelling. Working remotely is one of the best things that I have ever done but it can get a bit tricky. My clients always pay me online and sometimes things can get a bit messy. This is why we stick to PayPal. It is very convenient, fast and very secure. You get your money once your client deposits it and then once it’s in your account, you can withdraw it to whatever credit/debit card you’re using. It is definitely one of my favourites!

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Booking.com

If you have been following my journey for quite a while now, you will see that I am more of the hostel type of traveller. I rarely use Airbnb that’s why that app is not on the list.

Disclaimer: Don’t get me wrong, I love Airbnb but I use that more when I am travelling with my friends.

Whenever I am alone I usually just stick to Booking.com because it’s so much less expensive, there’s a wide variety of choices and you can contact the establishments easily. I am also doing the affiliate program for Booking.com so I can give you a 10% discount for your entire booking by clicking HERE. Fun, right?

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Uber

I love walking and taking the local metro system and just renting a bike. But whenever I am headed to and from the airport, I just tend to stop and book my own car via Uber. It is very accessible, reliable and cheap. Although in Southeast Asia (where i am currently in) Uber does not exist anymore which is such a pain in the ass. But whenever I am in some place where Uber exists (a. k. a. the whole rest of the world), consider me booked!

Oh, and if you haven’t signed up yet, you can use this code to get a discount on your first booking: DANICAT286UE.

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Netflix

I am (trying to be) a filmmaker and I love watching films. I am also a traveller and this means having to wait up for a 10-hour layover inside an airport where English or your first language isn’t spoken. This is why I have a Netflix membership. On days when I am stranded inside an airport, or whenever I am bound to a very long train/bus journey to another city, or whenever I am feeling sick or lonely in my hostel room, I just pop out my phone or laptop and watch some films via Netflix. It is a great app and they have a wide variety of films to watch and they’re all great. This is probably one of the best ‘investments’ that I have made, heh!

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Google (Translate, Maps + Chrome)

Now these three main apps from Google are life savers! I use Google Translate whenever I am in a country where I am not familiar with the language. As for Google Maps, it is for whenever I would like to just bike or walk around a new city and wouldn’t want to get lost. Google Chrome is for any other matter that needs figuring out. These three apps are my favourite and I wouldn’t even leave my house without these three downloaded on my phone.

Check it by clicking the following: Google Translate, Google Maps or Google Chrome.

Couchsurfing

I am quite sure that you have heard of the term ‘couchsurfing’ before. Am I right? If not, let me explain the concept to you. Couchsurfing is basically surfing (or crashing) on a complete stranger’s couch. Pretty simple.

On this app, you can find travellers and locals alike who are currently staying at your travel destination and you can request to stay in their homes. Now, I haven’t really couchsurfed yet but I use this app to connect and hangout with travelers and locals whenever I arrive in a completely new city. It is very fun, very interactive and safe. This year, I actually would like to couchsurf for the very first time. Well, hopefully everything works out!

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Instagram

Taking photographs has turned out to be one of my passions. Sharing them on Instagram has become a full time hobby for me lately. I love posting them and sharing them for the whole world to see. I mean, photographs aren’t just for your own pleasure. It has to tell a story and you have to be able to impact someone else’s life or point of view. At least, that’s what I feel. Instagram is the perfect platform for this.

You can follow me by searching for my username: @dmanjutco.

Check it out by clicking HERE.

Go Metro

Ah! This app is something that I always make sure that I have whenever I arrive to a new city that has a metro system. I have previously downloaded to apps for Taipei, Singapore, New York and London and I am pretty sure that they have so much more cities. It is basically an app that directs you on which metro station you should hop on or hop off to get to a certain place. It is very convenient and very helpful and it’s free.

The next time you go to a new city, don’t forget to download their metro app.

Check it out by clicking HERE.

So there you have it, my 10 favourite apps to use whenever I travel. I hope you find this post useful and let me know what your favourite apps are by commenting below.

Oh, and it’s the first day of July! I hope everybody has a wonderful month and rest of the year ahead and God bless, everyone!

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27 NIV

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