Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mobile Apps for the Solo Traveler

When it comes to traveling alone, whether for business or for pleasure, it is useful to have a set of tools to help you find your way around an unfamiliar place. With the array of available mobile apps, including the ones listed below, that can help with booking trips, finding a restaurant and providing you with directions around a city – you’ll never feel like a tourist in an unfamiliar place!

I had a chance to take a look at these apps that was introduced to me. I haven't seen or heard about them before so it's quite interesting to browse around the options and settings and testing them out. My family and I love to travel. All these apps are free and available for android and iphone.



When looking to fly to an unfamiliar city, let the CheapOair mobile app find the best flight and hotel deals for you. With the apps new 24/7 Live Chat option, even when traveling along, a helping hand is available to sort out any flight delays or lost hotel reservations.

You can customize your trip by selecting seat and meal preferences from the palm of your hand. You can also create or edit a packing list so you don’t forget the essentials. It's a fast and easy way to book your flight, hotels, and car rental (all-in-one). Use promo code APP15 when booking for extra savings.



When you’re in an unfamiliar city, and are unsure of what type of food to eat, the LocalEats app allows you to search through recommended restaurants that have been reviewed by local food critics. LocalEats can help you find a restaurant for some peace and quiet with a large glass of wine in your hand, or a sociable pub where you can meet locals and engage in conversation.

The App features the best restaurants in top cities around the world, with detailed descriptions and/or critic reviews, dining eats and tips as well as driving directions on how to get there.


Metro Mobile App

Visiting a city that has a complicated subway system is no doubt a stressful process, especially when you’re alone and there is no one around to help show you the right subway to jump on. Metro Mobile App allows users to type in their origin and destination to find the shortest way of getting around without wasting time asking every local stranger for directions.

Go Metro to work, shopping, schools or entertainment all over Los Angeles County with our official iPhone app. Whether you're a first time rider and would like to find out how to get started or if you travel frequently and need to plan your trip out on the town, use this app to find all of the convenient ways to get there when you Go Metro.



When looking to absorb the culture with local events, the Goby app will help you find nearby fairs, flea markets and other activities to keep you occupied during your trip. Goby covers over 350 categories surfacing millions of activities, events, beaches and places to see.


XE CurrencyApp

When looking to splurge on a shopping spree, XE Currency App lets you know exactly how much you’re spending in any country or city. This app keeps your budget on track to know exactly what you can and cannot afford.


Google Translate

When traveling to foreign country where you may be unfamiliar with the language, it can be frustrating without having a familiar face by your side to communicate with. But with Google Translate, users can plug in a question or comment and select the language they wish to translate to, and within seconds the app interprets so users and locals can communicate.



When you’re in a new city all alone late at night and in need of transportation to a destination too far to walk, the TaxiMagic app can help travelers feel safe in this situation. Users can book a taxi ahead of time, to pick them up at their exact location and drive them to their desired destination at any time of any day.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR Firm or Company to share. Any opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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