THE BEST APPS FOR
THE WORLD TRAVELER
Michael A. Duch
TRAVELING CAN OFTEN TIMES BE HECTIC,
ESPECIALLY WHEN TRAVELING ABROAD. THERE IS
THE STRESS OF DEALING WITH THE AIRPORT
SYSTEMS, GATHERING ALL YOUR ITINERARY
INFORMATION, LANGUAGE BARRIERS WITH HOTEL
STAFF, AND FINDING A MAP THAT YOU CAN
ACTUALLY DECIPHER. THE FOLLOWING APPS
MAKE FOR A MORE RELAXING, ORGANIZED TRIP.
Learn Languages For Free!
Take advantage of an app that helps
you learn over 10 languages for free!
Duolingo oﬀers games based on your
speaking, writing, and reading skills
in selected language. There are over
50 games to challenge you and share
Learn Many Languages With Bravolol!
Oﬀers 13 diﬀerent languages to choose
from. Bravolol is a phrasebook app that
gives you commonly used phrases in the
speciﬁc language. The parrot, pictured
right, will then speak on your behalf to
ensure proper pronunciation, all the
while you’re listening and learning.
Journal Your Travels!
LiveTrekker is an interactive map that
captures your journey and atmosphere.
The app enables you to capture photos
while mapping your entire journey along
the way. With LiveTrekker you can
paint a vivid picture of the journeys
you’ve taken or follow a trip someone
else had shared.
Organize Your Travel Plans In One
With this app, you can forward all
your travel conﬁrmation emails and
TripIt will create a daily itinerary for
you. TripIt gives you real-time ﬂight
alerts and directions, and all travel
plans can be accessed oﬄine.
Convert Every World Currency!
Oﬀers live propriety currency
rates and charts. Simply input an
amount and the exchange rate is
automatically pulled up for
Manage Your Entire Day Of Travel!
Gateguru oﬀers users real-time ﬂight
status with push notiﬁcations. Once you
put in your ﬂight details Gateguru will
give you airport weather, gate
information, estimated TSA security
wait times, and airport amenities. You
can even rent a last minute rental car
through the app!