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Hi.

Welcome to my travel blog.

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I hope you find the information you need for your upcoming adventures. Maybe you’ll discover a few other things that’ll keep you coming back. (I would like someone to read my posts.)

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Grazie.

Helpful Travel Apps

Helpful Travel Apps

There are tons of apps available and it can be difficult to know which ones are helpful and are not. I’m aware there may be a new app available by the time I get this posted, but I will do my best to keep it updated.

Below are all of the apps I find helpful in getting where I want to be on a budget in and around Italy. I did not include any specifically for accommodations because there are too many and it’s much easier to find a great rate by using Google. I utilize Airbnb often and so far I’ve had great experiences.

Google Maps App: Download the “offline” maps for the area you’ll be visiting, in case you don’t have cell service.

Click the images to get more information or download apps.

***Disclaimer: These are not my pictures but belong to the apps. I have links to each of them.

FREENOW: Taxi Service in Rome. Request a taxi & pay in the app.

Linked to your payment method of choice.

appTaxi:

Taxi Service in Florence & Bologna. Request a taxi & pay in the app.

Linked to your payment method of choice.

EASYPARK: Parking in 14 countries. Set time and pay in the app.

It’s linked to your payment method of choice.

FLIX BUS: Book and pay in app for bus rides in the EU.

Cost Ex: Verona to Munich in September 22€.

Italo: Book train and pay in the app.

Shows train status. *Currently my favorite train line in Italy for long distance traveling.

Trenitalia: Book train and pay in the app.

Shows train status.

trainline: A search engine for train or bus prices. You can book tickets in this app.

May use multiple train lines/buses to get you to your destination.

Google Translate: Language translation.

Hopper: Watch prices rise, fall, and projections to get the best price on flights and hotels.

Can set alerts/notifications.

momondo: Searches many sites to get the best price available on flights, hotels, and car rentals.

This app is not a booking site, it redirects you to the booking site. Always check more than one search engine. You can set alerts for price changes and search by your budget, destination, or dates.

skyscanner: Searches many sites to get the best price available on flights, hotels, and car rentals.

This app is not a booking site, it redirects you to the booking site. Always check more than one search engine. You can set alerts for price changes and search by destination for travel anytime, certain dates, or months.

eatwith:

Reserve and pay for your seat to eat with locals in 130+ countries.

Also, you can find cooking classes on this app.

Get Your Guide: For booking tours in various cities.

Again, always check multiple places and reviews.

Rick Steve’s Audio Europe: Downloadable Audio Tours.

This is great if you don’t want to pay extra for a tour guide or headphones.

I hope this has been helpful. If you know of other useful travel apps, please share with us.


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