Last year I wrote about my favorite travel apps to take on vacation, and while I still love and use most of those apps, I realize that in this day and age, apps come and go at a fairly quick rate. Here are some of my new favorite travel apps that have landed on my radar this year. Hopefully, you will love them as much as I do.
Do you have friends or relatives that aren’t into social media? Do you love sending and/or receiving snail mail? There are so many photos I post to Facebook or Instagram that my parents never see. Now I can use Postagram to actually mail them pictures and a personalized note! There are different pricing options depending on whether you send one at a time or purchase credits. You create a postcard, write a personal message, enter the address, and send the card on its way. The company takes care of dropping the card in the mail so you don’t have to worry about finding a stamp or printing out the postcard. This is my new favorite app for keeping in touch with loved ones when traveling.
Field Trip works with Google to send you personalized alerts when something of interest is near your location. It includes a photo, historical facts, and pinpoints the location on Google Maps for you. You can set your favorites and also set it to notify you when are near points of interest. Similar to a virtual tour guide, this is a fun app to have along when you are visiting an unfamiliar city, teaching travelers new facts along the way.
This app allows you to do a few different things. You can find both free and public wi-fi that is near your current location, you can search for free and public wi-fi hotspots anywhere in the world, and you can download an offline database for finding public wi-fi when not online. This is super handy when traveling and in my daily life.