When abroad in an unfamiliar country, your smartphone can often become the most useful thing you own thanks to the plethora of downloadable applications available on the play store.

Below are three apps that have enhanced my last few trips abroad

Google Trips

Google Trips is quite possibly the most useful travel app available for Android devices.

The app seamlessly syncs with all your Google accounts including your email and calendar and will make all your reservations and bookings easily accessible within the app. With just a few swipes you have access to your plane tickets and hotel bookings.

However, my favourite feature within Google Trips is its ability to plan your day as well as act as a virtual tour guide and planner.

To use this feature, all you need to do is select a theme (for example sight-seeing) and Google will implement the wealth of data it has access to do and create a bespoke day trip for you and your friends.

Because of all the information  Google has already collected, Trips will recommend the quickest routes and mode of travel to reach various attractions. It will even accurately estimate how long you’ll likely spend at each attraction. You are also able to edit and add filters to the day plans and set the time you would like to be back at your hotel.

I used this app extensively during my last trip to Paris. I managed to see every major attraction over an extended weekend without getting lost once!

Pax 3 app

There’s nothing like enjoying your favourite herbal blends when out in the wilderness surrounded by jaw-dropping nature. However, I gave up smoking two years ago. which is why I now carry a portable vaporizer everywhere I go!

Currently, my vaporizer of choice is the Pax 3. Not only is it possibly the best-looking piece of kit on the market, but it is also the most technologically advanced too. The Pax 3 has a wealth of advanced features that set it apart from its competition with the most unique being its app for Android devices.

The Pax 3 can be used as it comes but if you download the official app from the play store it’ll add tons of functionality and features. Within the app, you can name your Pax 3, customize its user interface, & lock it to prevent anyone else from using it. Plus, it also has video tutorials, live temperature display, and control over the dynamic modes.

Furthermore, you can also customize your vaping experience by choosing one of the four vaping modes: efficiency, boost, flavour and stealth.


If you’re planning to travel alone this app is one you must download before you get on the plane!

As peaceful and invigorating as some quality alone time can be, on occasion it is nice to connect with like-minded people even if it’s just for half a day.

This is why the Travltalk app is a winner; it is a location-based mobile application that connects you to other travellers in the same city and is an easy way to make new friends.

It works by allowing you to create your own cards with activities you would like to do in the city you are visiting. Alternatively, you can browse other people’s cards and join them in activities they are planning to do.

What is really ingenious, however, is how easy it is to share costs. With just a few swipes you can split travel and activity costs making awkward admin (such as splitting taxi fare) really easy!

Once you’re done on your holiday, the app is still useful. You can use it to sell your unwanted gear ( i sold my scuba equipment on here) to people travelling to similar areas in live streaming app.

The app is free to browse and join other activities but if you would like to create your own activities to invite people to you need to sign up for the £0.99pcm subscription.

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