Whether you need to look up a quick translation on your post-wedding vacay or are simply looking for the best places to eat, there are tons of apps out there to not only take your honeymoon to the next level, but keep your trip running as smoothly as possible. Here are ten apps to download today to make sure your honeymoon is stress-free, allowing you to focus on having the ultimate getaway.
1. Google Translate
Unless you’re a master in your host country’s language, chances are using those translation books will be less than thrilling to lug around your vacation. That’s why we’ve been fans of Google Translate since day one, because, unlike paper copies, this app can translate up to 80 languages. Plus, the tech gurus at Google have made it even more convenient by offering a speech to text tool, as well as the ability to listen to the translations spoken aloud.
Pro Tip: Try the Google camera tool to translate text in real time.
Looking to find that perfect restaurant, bar or activity in your area? Download Yelp to get the latest in top-rated spots to eat as well as things to see and do on your vacation. The app is your ultimate hub of rating and reviews, even containing detailed contact information and maps to help you plan your visit.
If you’ve ever dreamed of sending your own personalized postcard, TouchNote is the way to go. Turn your vacation photos into virtual or paper cards and photo gifts like canvas or framed images and send them to your friends and family back home. Their cards come with free worldwide postage so you can send messages to people wherever they are.
We’re all about learning how to travel smarter, and that includes saving money too. With Skyscanner, the all-in-one travel app, you can book flights, hotels and car rentals, all in one place. Through the app, you can instantly search, compare and book cheap flights around the world with an easy color-coded calendar and chart view. The best part is there are no added booking fees and you can earn frequent flyer miles just by using the app.
5. Mobile Passport
We all know the fear of getting to the airport only to realize you left your passport at home. With Mobile Passport, there is no need to worry! Available at one cruise port and 24 airports and officially authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the app allows U.S. and Canadian passport holders to bypass the line with their iPhone or iPad. The app replaces the traditional passport and paper declaration form required for travelers entering the U.S. by airline or ship.
6. XE Currency
With XE Currency, your days of trying to convert currency the old fashioned way are gone. This currency converter app provides live exchange rates and charts as well as a currency calculator. XE Currency monitors up to 10 currencies at once and refreshes each minute even without an internet connection. The app also offers iPad, iMessage and Apple Watch apps to keep your currency rates connected on all devices.
7. Wi-Fi Finder
Finding Wifi is one of those tasks that we all love to hate. Wi-Fi Finder uses the GPS on your phone to find the nearest free and paid spots in your city. The database is always updating and has more than 650,000 hotspots in 144 countries, plus, it can even be used offline.
Create beautiful videos straight from your mobile device with Quik, a video editor that allows users to work with their GoPro, phone or other camera footage. Add up to 200 photos and video clips from your Photo Library and choose from 26 video styles to easily customize your video. Choose from more than 80 free songs or use music from your iTunes library to make your video stand out. Videos can be saved to your camera roll in HD 1080p, 720p and 60fps and shared on several social media platforms as well as text or email.
Ribbet is the holy grail of photo editing. With a wide variety of tools and a simple editor available on mobile and desktop, this app has everything from basic edits to professional touch-ups. Ribbet is a complete photo editing software available for all users, from beginners to professional photographers.
Cost: Free basic plan, Monthly premium plan of $4.95
Uber is one of those apps that we can’t live without, and we can say it has made our days run a lot smoother. With this ridesharing app, you no longer have to wait for a bus or spend forever trying to hail a taxi. Simply request a ride and you’re done! Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide and allows you to choose from multiple rides, from an affordable uberX to a high-end vehicle with UberBLACK.
Cost: Free, Ride cost depends on length of trip