The ultimate travel apps you need for any trip

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Erin Lawrence

Travel can be stressful, particularly during busy times like holidays and March Break. Don’t stress! These apps can help take the trouble out of travel. I always travel with my iPhone and my iPad so I’m never without distractions like magazines (thanks, Apple News!) TV shows and games like Carcassone and Backgammon, so these are some of the Apple apps I’m loading onto my devices right now.

Best Travel Apps

Plan with Travel apps

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TripIt app

These apps will come in handy from the minute you book your trip right up until you arrive at your destination:

— Flying south? Use TripIt: Travel Planner to organize flights and hotel info.

Sitting on the tarmac, running late and not sure if you’ll be able to make that connection in the next airport? Open Apple Maps and “look inside” the terminal through the built-in Indoor Maps tools to find things like gates, restrooms and restaurants.

Communicate with language apps

Going somewhere you don’t speak the language? iTranslate Translator can help you communicate with locals, find your way around or get what you need without wild hand gestures and miscommunications.

Road trip apps!

Taking a road trip? Roadtrippers helps plan out a day trip or two and discover an amazing places you never knew existed.

best travel apps

Roadtrippers app

Manage your travel photos on the go

Before posting that super selfie, use the tools already found in the Photos app to edit your photos and videos shot on iPhone. Check out this link to discover how easy it is to adjust light, colour, crop, adjust perspective and even apply filters with a few taps.

How to stay entertained on the road: with Music, TV & movies

Don’t forget to download your favourite playlist or albums or make your March Break playlist as a family activity. Let everyone add a few songs and no one can complain about the tunes!

Download shows — whether it’s the latest from Apple TV+ or Netflix, download your favourite shows and movies to watch offline for guaranteed in-seat entertainment on iPhone or iPad.

Get your game on

Apple Arcade offers more than 100 games to download and play during the break. It’s $5.99 per month and can be shared with up to 5 family members and played across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

Travel Tips: don’t forget headphones!

For gosh sakes, don’t disturb other travelers with uproarious noise blasting from the speakers of your phont. Don’t forget to pack headphones, like Beats or AirPods Pro (my new fave!)

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Share the sound and the screen! How to use Audio Sharing

Did you know, iPad users can use two sets of headphones with one tablet? Give Audio Sharing a try where you can pair two sets of AirPods to one iPad and easily listen to music or watch a movie with a friend or sibling.

Best Travel Apps for Kids

Consider having the kids to try the following apps on iPhone or iPad as an exciting way to keep their learning active during the break:

For kids aged 4+

Playkids – Cartoons and Games — a colourful app offering activities, cartoons and books to explore, learn and be entertained.

HOMER Reading — an exciting, interactive app designed to spark a passion for reading as they build critical skills with a personalized learn-to-read plan.

Tayasui Sketches — With Apple Pencil, iPad turns into an instant canvas. Tayasui Sketches app provides access 20 realistic drawing tools that bring creative ideas to life. The app is also works on iPhone, letting their creations carry with their fingers.

For the kids 8+:

Thomas & Friends Minis — kids will create their own train set piece by piece and bring it to life with Them and all his friends. Using an iPhone or iPad’s camera, kids can immerse themselves in their set like never before using Augmented Reality!

Swift Playgrounds — a revolutionary learn to code app for Mac and iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code — no prior coding knowledge required! The whole time kids learn Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps.

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