15 Travel Apps To Log Your Globe-Trotting Trips
Editor’s note: This is a contributed post by Catherine Khor, avid traveller, smartphone addict (and proud of it), food and dog lover. She found herself in Bangkok one day, fell in love with the city and never looked back. You can find her still smitten at Bayu Bangkok.
Time to get those legs moving. No, not to the gym, but to visit beaches, watch sunsets, rejuvenate, eat food from a menu you cannot read, shake off the work-related worries and heal stressed out relationships with your loved ones. There is only so much you can do at work. But there is a lot you can do with travel apps particularly if you are of the social media generation.
“Wish you were here!” won’t work anymore. Now, you can share your journeys and trips with pictures, social updates, blogs and videos. Make new travel memories with your friends and family and revisit them in your travel blogs. Find hidden gems recommended by other travelers or recommend that awesome travel spot that travel guides forget to mention.
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Share your passion for travel. And this list of 15 best travel apps to log your adventures will help you do just that.
Record your travel moments with photos, pin your adventures on the map and discover other hidden gems straight from the mouths of other travelers. Get up-to-date and new stories from travelers around the world.
Another way of recording your trips and journal in a simple way, Trip Mayor is more towards a photo journal. If you love Instagram you will definitely love TripMayor.
MapQuest Travel Blog
Blog your detailed journey day-by-day from your favourite restaurant, accommodation, activities and transportation. What’s best about this app is, it works online and offline.
Tripvi is a Korean app that showcases your travelog as a movie! It also organizes your photos according to city and date, and based on your travel route.
Snap your favorite photos and pin them on the map. Zoom in on the map and discover where you’ve been or where fellow Livemapp users are.
Share places of interest such as restaurants you’ve come across, your accommodation, the malls and museums you visited with Everplaces. Shared photos will come with a full address on a map. Travelers can then add in their recommendations on their photos.
If you log your jounreys and travels with photos, using Trevi will ensure that your photos take center stage. The photos will be organized according to the visited country, and the miles you have traveled will be calculated from the map.
A Korean app, TripHere lets you switch to “On Trip” mode when you are traveling. Change back to “In Daily Life” mode when you are not traveling. "In Daily Life" mode allows you to share your day trip or daily life journey. Share questions and recommendations amongst fellow travelers in real-time.
This app is built for travel. It works seamlessly online and offline and you can use it to upload your adventures and journeys via videos and photos.
Update your journey while offline and sync it when you have the Internet connection. You get your own free website address. And you can book your accommodation with Off Exploring too.
Update your Facebook posts, Foursquare check-ins, tweets and Instagram photos like normal, and Jauntlet will collect them and map out your travels for you. You can also add to it by updating your travel blog.
Log on and snap a photo which comes with the location of where you are (this makes it great as a real-time journey log). Plus, you don’t have to duplicate your updates onto other social networks like Facebook or Twitter – just syndicate it.
Places I’ve Traveled
This app comes with a photo enhancer and map-pinned places, showcasing where you have visited. You can track the distance you have traveled and there is even a leaderboard of miles traveled in the app.
You can use this app to browse traveler’s blogs or find more at their site GetJealous.com. The app can be used to update your own blog with photos and diary entries, and even map stops.
TripColor works fine even without Internet connection and you can get references from other traveler guides on an interactive map. It’s the web travel portfolio you will love.
Bonus: 4 More Apps to Log Your Travels
The free travel-logging apps not doing it for you? Here are 4 more paid apps that may be able to give you more. They’re all only for iOS though. If you are already using them, let us know if you like them better than what we have above.
Besides using this app to track your destinations, this app is good for meticulous travelers. Travelers can track their cost, destination, itinerary and transfers and currencies. [$0.99]
This is a travel journal that allows you to upload photos, videos, locations, audio recordings and written notes. And it also has links which can be directed to third-party websites such as local weather and exchange rate sites.
Get your photos organized accordingly. The navigation on the map will show the destination’s address in local languages to avoid communication barriers while traveling. It comes with an offline information travel guide, weather forecast and local times. [$3.99]
Momento connects to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare, Youtube and Vimeo, and is like an archive of your life. It lets you create your journal not just on a day by day basis but down to the hours and minutes, with pictures and journals. [$2.99]
This post is published by a Hongkiat.com staff (editors, interns, sometimes Hongkiat Lim himself) or a guest contributor.