The world today is fighting an unseen being and trapped inside the four corners of their houses. Because of this travel seems almost impossible. But “hey” as they say,“Where there is will, there is a way.” Let’s plan out the travel that we will do after this is over and after we are back to normal .this is the age of technology.Technology has made our lives so easy and wonderful. Services can be found on the tip of our finger. And Today I am sharing some of my favourite apps that I use before making  my travel plans

1.Couch Surfing

This is my personal favorite. Being a student traveler, finance matters a lot and when getting to pocket friendly travel, couchsurfing trinks my mind. Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers that helps one find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with new friends. One can themselves host the traveler in their house or catch a meet up and make new traveler friends and also can be hosted by another host during their travel. 

2. Travel Math

Maths is not a cup of tea to many. I declare not mine too, as well. It is very important to manage finance perfectly. If you are not good at it, let Travel Math do all the calculations for you: it’ll measure distances, travel times, budgets–whatever you need to know.

3. PackPoint

Hell yeah, packing is one of the headaches and  the most important part of travel. Don’t you get the fear of missing out on something? I do, always when I start packing. Pack Point helps you decide what to pack depending on where you’re going, what the weather will be like, and what sort of activities you’ll be participating in.

4. Tripadvisor

Just think you are travelling for refreshment from monotonous life and you end up in the hotel with the worst food services and bed bugs as your bed partner. Tripadvisor is a travel website that assists customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews and opinions of travel-related content and engaging in interactive travel forums where we go to praise, criticize and purchase through the inhabited world. It is, at its core, a guestbook, a place where people record the highs and lows of their holiday experiences for the benefit of hotel proprietors and future guests. 

5. Track My Tour

Being safe is always important. This app allows your loved ones to “join” you on a trip from the comfort of their homes. They “follow a breadcrumb trail of your tour by visiting the link you sent them,” while you document the most exciting spots you visit as you go–it’s the easiest way to keep people in the loop and feel more empowered. 

6. MapsMe

There are low chances even to get the signal on phone in different beautiful travel destinations in Nepal. There always remains a fear of getting lost. Mapsme shows you the way at that hard time. What’s most helpful is that you can download them by regions (West Nepal, Eastern Region, Central Region, and Kathmandu), and use the navigation and search functions while offline.

7. Wifi Finder

Often we invest more than necessary to communicate with close ones using data packages. Wifi finder may help you to avoid being charged pricey roaming fees. It finds locations where you can use Wi-Fi for free. It works worldwide, so be sure to download it before your next trip.

 8. Honey Guide

It is Nepal’s first trekking guide app. Pick your trek, then select categories of interest:mountains, flowers, animals, culture, etc. and preview and learn about what you’ll come across. You can also find out which teahouses have wifi and showers, and read about signs of altitude sickness. While the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek content is free to download, you’ll have to pay to access other treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions. A map of the Terai belt of West Nepal, from Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar, is also in the works. These are widely famous among solo travelers to make them feel they are at the right place. 

9. Jet Lag Rooster

I have not personally used this app but one of my friends recommended this for one who travels by air. Jet Lag Rooster will tell you how to shift your sleeping schedule in the days before a trip so you won’t be exhausted once you reach your destination and have happy times.

10. iTranslate

Communication is very important when you are in new places or you want to initiate a conversation with a co-traveller from a different country. You can use iTranslate. It will provide you with “90+ languages in your pocket,” The iTranslate Translator app lets you translate over 100 languages for free. … The paid version lets you use your camera to translate signs, menus, and even images. It also lets you translate over 40 languages when you’re offline.

There are more than 100 travel apps currently functioning. And these are some of my personal favourites. There are more you can explore and suggest. At this time of lockdown you can utilize your time by getting familiar with these apps before you truly use it. I always believe that correct planning helps you recreate beautiful memories. So be prepared and travel like a pro!

 Happy Travelling !!

 

Saru,

Communication and Documentation Officer,

Girls Empowered by Travel(GET)-Nepal