When you’re travelling it may be difficult to get your way around the city, especially when you’re travelling alone. It’s always wise to know your itinerary and learn a little bit about the country and its culture. But wouldn’t it be nice to have everything in one place, like your phone? Here are five apps for your phone to download when you’re out and about.


Cash me outside

With over 150,000 downloads, Trail Wallet is free for the first 25 items, with In-App purchase. With this amazing app, you can now organise your expenses bi or tri-monthly. Start by setting up a daily budget and adding expenses as you go. Upon getting a bill or receipt, add the amount with the Quick Add screen. Don’t worry about scavenging for receipts in your bag or pocket and making calculations: say goodbye to financial anxiety. Did you go overboard with your expenditure? The app will notify you about what’s taking up your cash. Leave it to Trail Wallet to track your travel expenses while you enjoy your trip.


Welcome home

The hotel that you booked didn’t meet your expectations? Try using HomeAway. Why, you ask? Well, this app will allow you to find vacation home rentals, new experiences, and places to visit anywhere in the world. One can also earn money as a host through this app. This amazing app caters to people who want to go on local experiences led by native experts, book vacation homes across more than 191 countries, searching by price, neighbourhood, amenities, and more; reveals popular destinations such as Rio, Paris and Barcelona with guided walking tours; helps search for last minute travel accommodations or long term rentals. You will also be able to save your itinerary.


Take me to places

The best assistant for booking flights, hotels, rental cars, Skyscanner will make sure you get the best deals.The app is partnered with various travel entities that jots down the most affordable and best deals and options for you before and while you’re en route.You can search for the cheapest dates to fly and are notified when the prices drop. And the functionality of the app doesn’t end here. It gathers top deals from the nearest airports as well as affordable destinations in case you’re not sure where to venture.


Hey taxi!

No more hailing a taxi in cold or rain. Download Uber on your phone and anywhere you go, your rental car will arrive right by your door on time. This app is active in about 84 countries. The best thing about this app is that you can track your driver and get all his personal details on the app and securely pay your fare using a credit card in case you don’t have cash on you.

Around the world

Citymapper is one of the best apps to find public transportation. It also caters a few ridesharing services and allows you to check subway and train times offline for a good number of cities. Not only this, Citymapper lets you subscribe to specific train or bus lines and notifies you when you need to get off the bus, which is a life-saving deal in case you fall asleep on your journey, especially in a new city.

Raisa Rahim is the Sub Editor of ICE Today. Her passion lies in styling and she loves telling stories through makeup.