12 Best Apps to Plan, Pack & Travel The World With

The concept of “getting away” is severely idealized. In reality, planning a trip to an unfamiliar city requires a large amount of organization, planning and research. Luckily, there is an entire network of well-traveled innovators out there in the startup world that understand this. We curated this list of travel apps and products that are designed to save you a headache or two on your trip. From the planning process to picking the coolest luggage to sharing your photos with your friends, these products and apps have you covered.  

Picking a Place

Hitlist

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.01.00 AMThis app will help you decide where and when to go on your adventure. It gives you your best options based on interest and time restrictions. You can either choose your ideal destinations from a list or read recommendations from friends and other travelers. Learn More Here | Download for iOS | Download for Android
 

Owegoo

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.02.26 AMPick a place based on your interests. Whether you love museums of bungee jumping (or both), this app allows you to take everything from museums to climate into consideration to make sure you end up in your ideal location. Learn More Here!
 

Packing

Bluesmart

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The world’s first smart luggage is coming soon. Some of the features include a built-in device charger, a digital lock and location tracking. The days of lost luggage are about to come to an end.  Learn More Here!
 

How To Get There

Options Away

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.12.30 AMOptions Away will lock in a price for a flight for up to fourteen days while you look around at your options. The app also doubles as a full-service digital travel agency. Learn More Here!
 

Rome2Rio

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.09.25 AMFlying might not be your only (or cheapest) option. Explore all the ways make it to your destination with this application. Getting there is only half the fun, right? Learn More Here!
   

Places To Stay

 

HOTELSBYDAY

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.11.27 AMSometimes you need a place to relax and unwind during the day when you are traveling because, let’s face it, jetlag or crazy nights on the town happen. Make a daytime booking at a hotel with this app. Learn More Here!
 

Stuff To Do

 

Wunderwalk

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.14.06 AMThe Wunderwalk app allows you to create an ideal day out by entering your interests. It even provides maps, navigation and suggested “walks” from locals. Learn More Here!
 

UNTAPPD

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.16.43 AMUNTAPPD is an app that can help you find the best place to drop in for a drink. It creates a network of beer enthusiasts and can lead you to the best bars in the city through reviews and personal testimonials. Learn More Here | Download for iOS | Download for Android
 

BonAppetour

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.20.29 AMEat like a local. Literally. This application connects travelers with locals who are willing to open their homes and provide an authentic dining experience. Nothing like a home-cooked meal when you are eating out for every meal, right? Learn More Here!
 

HANGARTRIP

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.19.45 AM Connects travelers to established local tourism providers at your destination. No need for any other middle man. Don’t find yourself stuck in another tourist trap. Learn More Here!
   

Blog About The Trip

Polarsteps

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.08.51 AMThis blogging app uses the GPS on your phone to plot detailed information about where you are on your trip. It also lets you upload photos easily for family and friends to view. Learn More Here!
 

Tripstr

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.09.22 AM Create a visually appealing display for your travel photos using this app. It also allows you to follow your friends’ adventures. Learn More Here!