Five apps you shouldn’t travel without.

Aside from the standard social media apps (VINE!) there are a few apps that I regularly use throughout my travels. From apps that help make traveling easier to apps that help pass the time, there is always an app for that. Here are 5 of the apps that I use most regularly as I travel around the country.

Waze: Forget that iPhone maps app. Download Waze and treat yoself to quality GPS-ing. Not only does Waze give correct turn-by-turn directions, but it is also updated by it’s users to highlight accidents, traffic jams and even if there are cops out and about. I’m not huge on contributing to the network, but Waze has saved plenty of headache when trying to get from A to B.

Waze

HopStop: HopStop is another app that will save you grief when trying to navigate a city. This app is useful for finding public transportation, figuring out how much it will cost and very accurate timing. I’ve used HopStop A TON since I have been traveling without a car. In new and intimidating cities, HopStop can be a lifesaver. HopStop

Kindle: Traveling without something to read is a huge mistake but there’s not always room to carry along physical copies. Kindle is a straightforward app that I’m sure you’ve heard of. The best part for me has been the plethora of free Dostoyevsky novels!Kindle

Yelp: I’m certain you’re also aware of Yelp. Finding places to eat based on price or taste preference is made simple and the reviews are always helpful. I’ve heard that even jails and prisons have started racking up reviews.Yelp

Spotify: Sure, the Spotify iPhone app has a monthly charge but it sure beats buying albums on iTunes. Free music is great but we should all be supporting GOOD music by paying for it.Spotify

What apps do you find useful when you’re traveling? Comment below and let me know!

Author: Eric White

Eric graduated Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Advertising and immediately went out to San Diego, California to start not using his degree. At the start of 2013, Eric quit his job, let his lease run out and started backpacking North America. Eric has worked with Amtrak, Crowdtap, HootSuite and others, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA... when not on the road.

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