These are the main apps that I consistently use when traveling. In addition, all of these apps have free versions.
Tripit: This app organizes all trip plans in one location within a timeline. What's great is that this app automatically updates when you buy a new flight or book a hotel. --> Low maintenance, high value.
Packr: Pre-trip checklist. Who doesn't hate forgetting to bring something on a trip? This checklist adjusts to the trip length and weather forecast of an area. (e.g. For a 5 day trip to Russia, it'll tell you to pack 5 shirts, a coat, and a scarf.) This app is also fully customizable. For my subscribers out there, you can create the following custom categories:
Salsa: Too many to count. I've been scoping out all of the dance places...I got you. 😉❤️✊
Splitwise: When traveling with a group of people, it's hard keeping track of expenses. This app will tell you what each person owes, and you'll be able to pay through the app.
P.S. Some of you still owe me $$$...don't play dumb because it's listed in the app...I want my $$$ by Friday
Google Maps: We all use this app. Use the marker feature to highlight places of interest and download offline maps to navigate without internet access. Here's a map of my recent trip to Providence.
Uber/Lyft/DiDi/etc. - Ride-sharing apps. Download all of them beforehand because each location has its own restrictions.
Google Translate: Super helpful when I'm in a country with a different language. It's useful when reading menus (the authentic restaurants don't have English menus) or communicating with local taxi drivers trying to scam me
What apps do you recommend?
Staying home this week? Make this Classic Cuban Cocktail:
1 2/3oz Rum (Havana Club)
1/3oz Fresh Lime Juice
Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge
Providence is underrated. Follow me on Instagram to see where I go in realtime.