Apps and Websites for Travellers

There are sites and apps which are great for planning trips, and others which I would not want to be without while on the move. This is a personal selection, but it would be great to hear of any sites or apps you find invaluable on your treks.

Sites and Apps for Planning your Trips

Google Maps

Google maps used to be a fairly simple app, but increasingly because of user feedback and engagement it comes with just about the best directory of what can be found in each location. From accommodation to local attractions and places to eat, like a portable directory.

Lonely Planet

This site is full of inspiring ideas for travel with a brilliant Lonely Planet app to download and a travel forum where travellers discuss just about every country on the planet.

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View Ranger

A favourite hiking route finder with thousands of route guides and ability to create your own adventures with the world’s best outdoor maps. Using maps and user input with routes in many countries. Often found great hikes which I had not found on regular maps.

Lonely Planet Guides


Remarkably good app for discovering how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry & car. Seems to be great at having up to date information. Easy to use – the best I have found for public transport options.



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