Desperately in need of a break? Need to catch up with your girl squad? Or just need an excuse to relax sans boys? Well, with women’s day around the corner, what better excuse to take some much-deserved time-out? Well, you could take a time-out otherwise too. And If you’re a last-minute planner, we have put together a list of top apps to make this easy for you.
After all, gone are the days of planning a trip in a diary. Be it directions, ensuring safety during a solo trip, socializing with other travellers or booking accommodation of your choice, here is a list of easily available apps you’ll need on your next trip.
Google Maps is an app that always helps with any new and unexplored place to travel. This handy app comes to the rescue when you decide to go road tripping with your gang or solo! Just add the destination and get going. Right from traffic congestion to nearby recommendations, you can find everything on this app that is relevant to you from a travel point of view. You should also have apps like Uber and Ola on your phone to board a cab in case you have not already booked a taxi or local guide. If you are going to Goa, do not forget the Goa Miles app!
Booking accommodation on the go could be extremely stressful, especially if you’re a spontaneous traveller. The world’s third most downloaded travel app, OYO, should be on your must-downloaded list if you’re that impulsive one who just picks up their bags and heads out. Owing to OYO’s vast presence across India, it is easy to spot an OYO on most streets across the country. Imagine you’re on a road trip and spot a beautiful sunset town. Why would you not want to stay? In that case, you can use the app’s ‘Nearby’ feature which helps you search for stays near you. Another super helpful feature is the ‘easy cancellation’ one. In case your plan changes on a whim, you can easily cancel your booking on the go, without having to spend hours on call with the front desk executive.
Calculating expenses on a trip is a headache you don’t want to take while traveling? We might have the perfect solution for you! Download the Splittr app and make a group with your friends. Now all you need to do is keep adding the expenses. The app will help you easily keep track and organize shared expenses and at the end of the trip, you can easily figure and settle the expenses.
We all have made plans about getting out of our comfort zone and meeting people apart from our friend zone but never really know how to do it organically? Couchsurfing helps you connect with the people from different communities and cultures. You can book your stay at the most pocket-friendly rates or even the barter system works well for the place owner. Just bring along some thoughtful presents from your hometown for the owner and voila, you’re all set to exhilarate your trip with a set of new experiences.
Safety is a big concern these days, but will you believe it if we tell you there’s an app that can help you audit the safer locations to visit based on certain parameters? My Safetipin is an app equipped with all the necessary features like GPS Tracking, sending current location to someone known, adding emergency contact numbers just to ensure safety.
Sheroes is one popular app that helps in connecting women with shared interests, creating a safer network and also in uplifting more business opportunities. This app also allows users to buy from other businesses online and also provides information from the online counselling helpline, Mahilla Kaanoon Support, loans with cheaper interest rates and more avenues to work.
Is there anything worse about the period date syncing with the date of our long-planned trip? A period-tracker, Clue, is a menstrual calendar that helps you track and predict your menstrual cycle. With calendar reminders for your period, you will be more prepared while on longer vacations and ensure that you don’t plan any major activity on cramp days!
While there is much more that goes into planning and completing a trip, these apps definitely make it much more convenient. So, this Women’s Day, call up your besties and plan the next trip without much ado!