We know that Adventure Women tend to be somewhat detail oriented and like to stay organized, connected, and in the know. Last year, we wrote about our favorite travel apps for 2018. We thought it would be a good idea to see what’s new for this year!
Here are our six favorite travel apps for women for 2019:
This year, we started using TripCast as a way for our guests to share photos and connect with each other. Think of it as Facebook-lite: each trip has its own private album that allows you to share your photos and like or comment on other photos.
If you want to go a step further and create trip memorabilia when you get home, you can do that with Steller. Download your own photos and those you like from your fellow Adventure Women, and then create your own photo and video storyline with a unique design. Steller gives free reign to your creativity—choose from a variety of layouts, combine photos and videos, add text, and change how everything looks to make it come alive. It’s up to you! Best of all, it’s free.
App in the Air
App in the Air consolidates all your travel information into one easy-to-use platform. It allows you to track your flights (departure and arrival times, delays, even how long the wait is at the airport), keeps track of travel documents (boarding passes, loyalty programs, reservation numbers), and—best of all—tells you how long the waits are at security and baggage claim!
Gaia GPS is one of the most comprehensive, multipurpose map apps on the market. Widely used by serious trekkers, cyclists, and casual travelers/sightseers alike, it allows you to download easy-to-read, modern maps you need ahead of time so that you don’t need to worry about having data or Wi-Fi access where you’re exploring. You can also explore historical and classic print maps as well as standard topographical maps.
Peakfinder and SkyView
Two other fantastic apps that work offline are Peakfinder and SkyView®. On many AdventureWomen trips you will be in remote areas with vast mountain ranges and wonderfully devoid of light pollution at night. How often have you wondered what peak you’re looking at in front of you or what star, constellation, or planet in the night sky? These apps allow you to learn more about the natural world around you and are generally a great way to orient yourself. Peakfinder has a database of 650,000 mountains that span the globe, so whether you’re trekking to Everest Base Camp, cycling through Italy, or camping along the banks of the Salmon River, you will know exactly where you are and what you’re looking at. Both apps use the camera on your phone to create panoramic views, allowing you to create snapshots of what you’re seeing.
Last but not least, Google Translate is also available offline, which is critical for getting around in far-flung corners of the world! This app gives you access to more than 100 languages. Several input options include the ability to type (using your keyboard), speak (have a bilingual conversation), snap (translate images of text that are in a foreign language), write (draw with your finger on the screen), or see (using your camera to see instant translations). Not every feature works with every language, but we encourage you to check it out!
We are curious to hear from you too! As seasoned Adventure Women, we know you must have your preferences for travel apps when you travel. Do let us know on Facebook what your favorite travel apps are!