Easy & Free Traveling Apps

With a smart phone, traveling is easier than ever. But the thousands of apps can become overwhelming especially when you have to weed through the good and bad.

For the tech- savvy traveler and even those that are just getting started, here are some apps that I have found useful in my travels.These apps are easy to use, actually work, and FREE.

With the help of Travel Weekly. I have created a list of some of the most helpful apps for travelers.

Google Maps

What many people don’t realize is that Google Maps isn’t only for driving directions. In many traffic congested places like San Francisco, public transportation or walking are the best ways to move around. When using the bus or public transportation setting, Google maps gives you exact locations of bus stops and bus numbers. I’ve used this app in Europe and it still works just as well. This is available for iPhone and Android devices.

Here’s a video of a step-by-step tutorial of Google Maps

Evernote Food

If you’re like me and getting tired of the paid reviewers on Yelp, Evernote is the perfect substitute. This app allows you to search for new recipes, add your own recipes, and discover nearby restaurants.

In the words of Evernote,”Let Evernote Food remember the long list of restaurants you want to try. Search nearby (or anywhere in the world) for restaurants you want to check out and add them to your list in Evernote Food. The app gives you a location-based list and map search feature to find the next hot restaurant on your list.”

This is available for iPhone and Android devices.

Here is a video tutorial to help get you started.


Roadtrippers combines all your planning, booking and navigation into one engaging road trip planner. Using your location, this map gives you options for attractions, history, shopping, and food. The app is very easy to navigate and you can also plan your trip beforehand on their website and then import your saved spots to your phone. The app also gives you the option to meet up with and chat with other roadtrippers as you go. It is, however, exclusive to the US.

This is available for iPhone and Android devices.

Here is a video to guide you through the app.


One thought on “Easy & Free Traveling Apps

  1. I would also add Commander Compass lite into this list. It works when offline, assuming that you pre-download the maps that you need in advance. It shows your accurate coordinates and your current position on a map, allows to mark locations and waypoints, share your locations with friends and much more.


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