Are you itching to travel, but think you can't afford it? Well, maybe you can after all. We put together a list of seven free apps which will help you save some serious cash when traveling.
This site is genius. Are you looking to save some serious cash on airfare? Then definitely get the Skiplagged app, which shows hidden deals that airlines don't want you to see. Skiplagged allows you to see "hidden city ticketing" deals. Here's how it works: Book a flight past your destination, but has a layover in your target destination. This will often times save you a lot of money.
This company has changed a lot over the past decade or so, but it still allows people to travel the world and save money doing so. More than 10 million people around the world use Couchsurfing today. With Couchsurfing, traveling members can save some serious cash by staying with locals. As the site says, Couchsurfing allows members to, “Travel like a local, stay in someone's home and experience the world in a way money can't buy.”
Visiting a new place and want to save money on transportation once you get there? With Moovit, you can travel like a local. It provides real-time public transportation information and GPS navigation. The live map allows users to see nearby stops and arrival times, but also the least crowded routes. Moovit does this by combining public transit data from transportation operators with crowdsourced user data.
Moovit is available in more than 500 cities around the world and growing rapidly.
How long could you go disconnected from the Internet? Probably not very long. Well, with the WiFi Map app, you can find WiFi locations and even the passwords as crowdsourced by others. The makers of the app tout that the app provides more than two million accessible Wi-Fi hotspot locations. What are you waiting for? Even if you aren't traveling, this is a useful app to have!
Traveling by car? This app will help you save money at the pump. This free app allows anyone to find the cheapest gas around. Anyone with a smartphone can locate the nearest gas stations and their current gas prices as updated by the community of GasBuddy users.
Not really into couchsurfing, but want to save some money? How about staying at a hostel? This app allows users to search through over 30,000 possible places to stay, and doesn't charge a booking fee. Travel the world without breaking your budget, and meet other fun people along the way with this app.
This app will help you stay on budget while you're traveling the world. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a foreign country without any money. This app is an easy travel expense tracker which, "takes the headache out of expense tracking so you can focus on the fun."
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