More and more women are experiencing the joys of traveling solo. It’s gratifying to be able to pack your bags, hop on a plane and explore an entirely new destination whenever you want.
With the increase in solo travel, more and more apps are popping up targeting women. From booking a stylish hotel room to scoring discounted airfare, there’s plenty you can do right from your smartphone. Learn which apps can make your life easier when you’re on the road.
This is a girls-only app where solo female travelers can connect, no matter where they’re at. All you have to do is enter your trip information, and Tourlina will match you with a trip companion who has similar interests and plans.
When matching you with the right person, this app takes a look at your destination, trip dates, spending budget, free time, interests and more. They also screen each user to ensure safety comes first.
Deciding what to pack can be a pain. It’s typically not until you’ve reached your destination that you remember the item you forgot. With PackPoint, you can get an automatically generated packing list by entering your destination and trip dates.
This app will make sure you’re prepared for anything that comes your way, creating suggestions for clothing, toiletries and other essentials.
3. Hotel Tonight
This app partnered directly with some of the best hotels in the world, buying up unsold rooms and offering them to you at discounted prices. All you have to do is open the app, search for rooms in your desired location and choose an option that matches your budget.
With Hotel Tonight, you can book both short-term and long-term rentals. While you always have the option to plan and book ahead, last-minute reservations are also available.
Everybody loves to save money. If you’re already planning your next trip and are looking for ways to save, consider downloading the Hitlist app. All you have to do is enter your intended destination and bam — you’ll receive an instant notification about local deals you can find.
One great part of the app is being able to see what your friends are doing. Just like social media, you can connect, see where your friends are traveling and what deals they plan to take advantage of.
5. Sygic Travel
Being in a new place — especially one where the language is foreign — can make it hard to get around. It can be natural to panic when you get lost or don’t know what next step to take. The Sygic Travel Maps app is a cure to these frustrations.
Not only does this app show you your location, but it also helps discover hidden attractions you might not otherwise find. From museums and theaters to restaurants and boutiques, you never know what’s hidden just around the corner. Sygic even calculates and alerts you to the time it will take to travel between destinations.
Planning Your Next Trip?
Do you have that itch to take off again? Maybe you want to go swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui. Perhaps you have your mind set on seeing the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. No matter where you go, rest easing knowing there are plenty of ways you can make your trip seamless and easy.
Whether you’re traveling solo or with a partner, remember to enjoy the journey and have fun. These apps were designed to eliminate some of the stress that comes with traveling, allowing you to completely relax and have the time of your life.