Increasingly, the next generation of travelers would choose to take their phone over a companion when they go traveling, according to research. Who’d have guessed it?
But in the context of a boom in the popularity of solo travel – across every age range, and among women in particular – it makes perfect sense. Not only does your phone mean that a friendly face is only a video call away, but the glut of great apps out there specifically designed for travelers can help you explore the world more smoothly, safely – and help you find more fun along the way.
Everyone knows about the basics like Google Maps, but here are five essential apps that travelers of every type should download before they hit the road.