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From budgeting to meeting people to just getting around, everything can be made easier and more enjoyable with the right app.
To book accommodation: Airbnb
The popular hospitality service proposes a multitude of accomodation options, from a quaint apartment nestled a picturesque street to a luxurious seaside residence.
The connection is made directly from individual to individual, from welcoming hosts to wanderlust travelers of all preferences and budgets. And what better way to live like a local than by actually living in a local's home?
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To get from one city to another: BlaBlaCar
This French carpooling platform is perfect for those looking to get somewhere quickly and cheaply. Drivers register their car in the app, display the price, how many seats are available, and where they're going. It's great for a last-minute getaway, and most drivers are friendly and looking to chat as well.
To help you pack: Packpoint
Packing can be an absolute nightmare. Making sure that you don't forget any essential items or go over the weight limit imposed by certain airlines can be stressful. But it doesn't need to be that way. Packpoint teaches you how to pack efficiently based on your destination, the length of your stay, the weather, and the activities you've planned. Using this information, Packpoint will create the perfect packing list designed just for you. You'll never leave unprepared or overloaded ever again.
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To enjoy a stress-free flight: FlightLogger
For those who hate flying, this intelligent flight tracker might make the experience significantly less worrisome.
The app provides you with real-time updates on your flight, including delays, gate changes, and baggage claim information. It also allows you to share your travel schedule with friends and family so they can check the progress on your itinerary and pick you up from the airport on time.
You can even see the approximate location of your plane on the map, for those who are curious about which landmark they are currently flying over.
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To learn the language: Duolingo
Before landing in a foreign country, you might want to familiarize yourself with the language. With its game-like features, Duolingo is a fun and light-hearted way to learn the most important words and widely used phrases quickly and efficiently.
Completely free and with over 30 languages to choose from, this little app will be your biggest ally, whether you are ordering food in Vietnam or asking for directions in Hungary.