Planning a trip or thinking about moving abroad?

Check out the latest apps, blogs, websites and resources that we think make travelling and relocating easier, faster and cheaper!

Planning your trip

trip.me – Find personalised trips & itineraries to destinations all around the world.
Trip Tuner – Choose the perfect destination for you based on your personal preferences.
Utrip – Plan the perfect multi-city trip in 5 minutes.
My Tab – Crowd-fund your holiday.
Roadtrippers – Make a detailed and unique road-trip plan for the US. Expanding internationally next year.
Go Volunteering – Find volunteering projects overseas. Use filters to discover the perfect volunteering excursion for you.
Nezasa – Discover exotic travel routes around the world. Ignite your wanderlust.
Go Pet Friendly – Find dog friendly hotels, restaurants, beaches, campgrounds, wineries and more.
Trusted House Sitters – We help home and pet owners find trusted sitters to care for their home and pets while away.
Cranky Concierge – Flight and journey planner. And urgent assistance when the worst happens.
GoEuro – Find the best way to travel in Europe – Rail, Air, Bus, Car … all in one search.
PointsHound – Earn air-miles and other rewards while you travel.
Cayole.com – the only website that offers future cruise price prediction i.e. you can learn whether they should buy a cruise now or wait for a cheaper price.
Top Cashback – a free site that helps people save money by giving them a percentage of an online purchase back.
Drungli – Generate a new adventure instantly, based on your preferences.
3FLOZ -Travel-ready beauty and bathroom products. Airport-proof.

Apps:
Trip Case – Free travel planning app.
TripIt – Hugely popular trip-management app. Email confirmation emails to the app and it will populate “auto-magically”
Weekend Student Adventures – Find the “Must See’s” in European cities, organized by food, night-life, hostels, sights, parks and markets.

Booking flights

Flights with Friends – Make planning and booking flights and hotels for groups of friends easier.
dealchecker – Compare flights, holidays, hotels and hire cars. A one-stop holiday price comparison website.
Mile Value – Get more miles from your airmiles
Last Minute – Book flights, hotels and more at the last minute to save money.
Frequent Flyer Academy – Flight-hacking, discover how to fly for free!
ExpertFlyer – Find the best tickets anywhere. Free or subscription ($5 or $10 per month) and Free Seat Alerts App.
AZair – Metasearch engine for mega-cheap flights.
Sky Scanner – Instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as car hire and hotels.
Matrix ITA – Google’s flight search engine. Search the freshest flights straight from the ITA.

Apps:
Flight Aware – Free flight status app.

Hotels & Rentals

HotelChains – online database with over 16000 hotels in 32 countries in Europe
Jetaport – Group travel and hotel booking experts.
Vacation Home Rental – Family-to-family home rental. When a hotel won’t do!
Oyster – Find out what hotels are really like before it’s too late.
Tablet Hotels – A curated list of the best-of-the-best boutique hotels.
Hotels – Find and book hotels anywhere in the world.
Owner Direct – Find world-wide holiday rentals easily.
Lovely – Find US rental homes easily.
onefinestay.com – Stay in someone’s house while they’re away.
Movebubble – Move, manage and maintain your home from anywhere in the world.

Apps:
Lobby Friend – Connect with other travellers in your hotel.

When things go wrong

International SOS – Emergency travel, medical and security assistance.
Amber Child Safety – Keep you child safe anywhere in the world.
Repair Pal – Find trustworthy mechanics anywhere in the US.

Apps:
iTriage – Identify symptoms and find local medical care quickly.
ICE – In Case of Emergency – store all your vital medical and emergency contacts info in one place.

Learn the language

Byvox – Communicate between languages via your phone. Connect with professional translators via phone, email or internet via this translation app.
Busuu – Connect for free with native speakers worldwide and enhance your language learning with interactive courses.
Words & Worlds of New York – One woman’s personal journey through studying 17 different languages using courses available online. Truly inspiring.
Duolingo – Learn a new language and translate the web at the same time.

Apps:
Word Lens – Translate languages instantly, with your smartphone camera!
Google Translate – Translate the lingo on your phone.

Transport

Citymapper – The best journey planner for London, NYC and Paris.
Shuttle Wizard – Easy Airport Transportation.
Parkopedia – Going on a road-trip or hiring a car? Find a parking space anywhere in the world.
Andes Transit – Extensive bus schedules for South America. Very useful for a huge number of bus routes including any imaginable small town.

Apps:
Best Car Hire – Hire a car anywhere in the world.
Hop Stop – Get public transport directions for nearly every city in the world.
Uber – Hire a private car with your mobile in 19 countries with one click.

Find out about your city

Wiki Voyage – Find out about every city in the world with this huge Wiki.
Pilots – Get unprecedented access to elite travel writers for 1-to-1 advice over the phone.
Peek – Share & discover peoples favourite way to spend 24 hours anywhere in the world!
LocalGuiding – Local’s from 100+ countries offering great local advice.
Shop Trotter – High street shopping around the globe, filter by brand and item to find shops in over 80 cities.
Virtual Tourist – Get travel questions answered by real locals.
Trip Advisor – Huge numbers of reviews and travel guides.
Party Earth – Find cool things to do in your city.
Nerdy Day Trips – Find nerdy day trips in cities around the world.
Spotted By Locals – Detailed city guides and insider tips written by local people.
Tiplist – Share and discover lists of things you must do in any city.
Yelp – Find reviews for restaurants, bars and services in 11 countries around the world.

Apps:
Spotted By Locals – Local insight for 51 cities around the world a series of blogs and mobile
apps with up-to-date tips by handpicked local writers in 51 cities in Europe and North America.
CityBot – Create detailed a customised itineraries in 15 major US cities and international cities.
Foursquare – With over 4.5 billion global check-ins discover what’s going on in your city.
Scout – Find things to do anywhere. Free iPhone and Android app.
Around Me – Find nearby ATMs, bars, restaurants and more. Free on Android and iOS.
Noted – Record your favourite places and services in cities around the world and share with friends (Brand new iPhone app!).

Food and drink in your city

Untappd – A social network for beer drinkers, what more could you want?!
Find Eat Drink – Food and drinks recommendations around the world. Now with iPhone app!

Apps:
Triposo – Great offline content available linked to your phones GPS to tell you about interesting places and restaurants near you.
Food Spotting – Find and share great local dishes. Free on iPhone and Android.

Essential relocation resources

Pet Relocation – Don’t leave family members behind! Relocate your pet internationally.
Constitute Project – Read, search and compare constitutions around the world.
Visa Mapper – Maps which countries require a visa.
Project Visa – Visa and embassy information for every country.
Meet Up – Find local people who share your interests to do things with.
Movehub – International relocation advice and in-depth city guides.
London Svenskar – Hugely popular expat website for Swedes in London.
Here Barcelona – A marketplace for tourists and expats in Barcelona. Find and offer services.

Apps:
XE – Everyone’s favourite currency converter now has a downloadable app.

More travel apps

Trover – Discover the world around you through a beautiful mosaic of peoples photos.
Ship Mate App – Massively popular cruise app. Book and plan everything for your cruise.
Trail Wallet – For recording your expenses on the go.
Rebtel – Make calls over WiFi easily and avoid roaming charges.
Spot Cayman – Everything you might need for the Cayman islands.
View Ranger – A Must Have for Adventurous Rock-Climbers. Download specialist maps for offline viewing.
Sygic – Use GPS and maps abroad with no data fees. $10.99 for a month of worldwide maps.
Whats App – Share text, pictures and videos with friends around the world over WiFi.
yuilop – Free worldwide communications over phone data or WiFi – bypass those roaming charges.

Must-read travel blogs and websites

Map Happy – Practical tips to get you travelling smarter.
All over the map – Experimental family travel from two mothers.
Escape Artistes – Family travel blog from nomadic mother and son duo, Zac and Theodora.
1 dad 1 kid – Family travel advice from Father, Talon and Son, Tigger.
Travel with Bender – Travel blog from a whole family of dedicated sojourners.
LL World Tour – Three-time Emmy award-winning television writer/producer who quit to travel the world.
We said go travel – Award-winning travel blog from two award-winning travel writers.
Bonjour Paris – A great resource for any Parisian, expat or tourist in Paris.
Out Of Eden Walk – One journalist retracing mankind’s first steps, starting in Africa.
NewYork.com – The go-to hub for everything New York.
Fathom – Detailed travel guides and helpful tools for your trip.
Stuck in Customs – The best travel photo blog on the internet!
Video: Pack Like a Pro – How to pack like a pro.

Think we missed a great travel app, blog or resource? Email us and we’ll add it to our list!