Whether you're a first time traveler or an infamous travel vet, we’ve all been in situations where we’ve wished we had a travel app for that. Whether you are looking for “ currency conversion” or “ cheapest local eats". Here is a list of the top 12 travel apps for your next holiday .
Money and tipping
XE (Free) - Quickly enter conversion amounts and access live market rates for over 190 different currencies
Just the Tip ( $0.99)- Calculates tips and splits bills easily in many different currencies
Google Translate (Free)- Translate 59 languages in text and hear 23 languages worth of converted phrases. Simply type or speak to translate a phrase
Word Lens(Free)- Take printed words from one language to another with your smartphone’s camera
**Update: Google Glass also offers this same feature
WhatsApp Messenger (Free)- Exchange real-time “text” messages while abroad with a Wi-fi or 3G connection. You can also whatsapp call other whataspp users for free
Skype(Free)- Free video calling and cheap video or landline phone calls as low as $0.20 with a Wi-fi or 3G connection
mPassport ($34.99)- Get connected to healthcare with doctors, hospital, and resources anywhere in the world
ICE( $3.99)- Keep contact information and medical condition details readily available. It also translates stored information in 10 different languages in the event of a medical issue
Travel Advisor(Free)- Get the best tips from travelers on hotels to restaurants in the destination you are visiting
CityMaps2Go ( $2.99)- Access detailed offline maps, in-depth travel content, and inside tips worldwide
Airbnb(Free)-Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging. It has over 800,000 listings in 33,000 cities and 192 countries. It's a great alternative to a hotel, the variety of home listed can range from tree houses in Costa Rica to Penthouses in Miami.
Skyscanner(Free)- Skyscanner is a global search engine that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire. The service is free to users and directs you to the airline, hotel, car hire provider or travel agency to complete the booking process