04.06.2015Updated on 02.16.2018Tech

5 must-have apps for international travel

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From the Great Wall of China to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, these apps can help you move from one world wonder to the next.

Ninety-four percent of people bring at least one mobile device on vacation, and thirty-five percent of world travelers use their smartphones more while traveling than at home. Whether you’re on our TravelPass International plan  or airplane mode with no data connection, here are some great apps to help keep you company on your international excursion.

EatWith

For the traveling foodie looking for authentic, native cuisine, EatWith offers the chance to dine in the homes of locals. Through the app, you can reserve seats in a local resident’s home and enjoy a delicious, unique menu prepared by qualified chefs. The shared dining experience offers a savory meal and the opportunity to engage with locals and visitors alike. You’re guaranteed to end the night with a host of new friends.  Read this story about Stacia, an EatWith hostess.

City Guides by TripAdvisor

With over 50 downloadable guides for every major city in the world, this app is your 24/7 concierge service. City Guides recommends the best restaurants, attractions, hotels, tours and transportation – based on millions of user reviews.

Google Translate by Google Inc.

When you go off the beaten path and immerse yourself in another culture, English translations are not always available. But with Google Translate, you have your own personal translator helping you overcome any language barriers. For example, you can take a picture of your [insert foreign language] dinner menu and have it translated into English.

PackPoint Travel Packing List by Wawwo

Packing your bags has never been easier. Simply input where and when you’re going, how many days and the purpose of your trip – and let the app do the rest.

Spotify Music by Spotify Ltd.

Whether you’re waiting in another endless line at the airport, trying to pass the time during a 14-hour flight or just relaxing in your hotel room, you can count on Spotify for your vacation soundtrack. Additionally, Spotify Premium lets you play any song, anytime and even allows you to listen when you're offline.

Easy Currency Converter by ExtraAndroary

Believe it or not, the U.S. dollar is not accepted everywhere. When you head out shopping to pick up some gifts and want to figure out if that tacky souvenir is really worth the price, use the currency converter to see how much you’re paying in U.S. dollars.

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