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LuckyTrip Travel App Review – App of the Month October 2017

Do you have a tough time deciding where to go and what to do on holiday? Imagine that all of that is decided for you in just one click. You’ve just imagined LuckyTrip, the most simple and perfect holiday planner on the planet!

What is the LuckyTrip app?

It is an app that finds awesome holidays on your behalf, including somewhere to stay, how to get there, and things to do while you are there. The clever bit is, it has a Lucky mode, so, you can just put in your budget, press the Lucky button, et voila! The app will show you a complete trip to one of 300 amazing destinations!

If this all sounds waaaaaay too much like total freedom, you don’t have to let the button decide everything, you can use filters to select dates, type of holiday, number of people and also airport.

What does the LuckyTrip app do?

  • It finds you Somewhere to Go – using the cheapest flights from Skyscanner.
  • It finds you Somewhere to Stay – locating the best rooms from Booking.com.
  • It finds Something to make you Happy – such as unique things to do, handpicked by the LuckyTrip team.

It also saves trips, and allows you to share your adventures with friends and of course, book a holiday. As we mentioned before, you can filter your results to personalise the perfect trip.

Who is the LuckyTrip app for?

In Lucky mode, it is for the adventurous, the frivolous, the spontaneous, those who believe in destiny, and of course, the indecisive! Even if you don’t use Lucky mode, we think it is a fun and simple way to discover a new destination, and go where luck takes you.

What do the LuckyTrip Reviews say?

LuckyTrip is only available on iPhone, it won best app of 2015, and it has had lots of positive publicity. As far as user reviews go – it gets 5 stars.

  • TechCrunch: ‘Incredibly simple’
  • USA Today: ‘10 Best Travel Apps’
  • The Scotsman: ‘Simple, but revolutionary’
  • Evening Std: ‘Brothers cook up travel app’
  • The Express: ‘Best Apps 2015’
  • Daily Star: ‘Top 10 Apps’
  • CityAM: ‘Quicker than any travel agent’
  • ProductHun: ‘Brilliant’
  • KYM: ‘Best iPhone Apps of 2015’

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bSafe Review – Travel App of the Month September 2017

Following on from our theme earlier this month of travel safety, we thought it would be timely to feature a personal safety app. Introducing bSafe, a FREE app designed to keep you safe when you might feel at your most vulnerable.

What is the bSafe app?

It is a personal tracker packed with special features that makes it easy to let key people know if you are in a potentially dangerous situation or emergency situation.

What does the bSafe app do?

• Allows you to set up your own social personal safety network of friends, family and co-workers
• Option to share locations between your personal network members
• Follow Me is a live GPS option to enable your personal safety network to follow your route in real time, a virtual walk home
• Timer Mode gives users an option to program an automatic alarm that will trigger if you have not arrived at your destination when expected
• The I’m Here feature allows users to notify selected people of exact location
• Use Fake Call to make the phone ring when you want it to – you can even define who the call should be from
• The Guardian Alert button is an emergency button that will immediately notify your friends and family members that you need help, let them know where you are (GPS) and what’s happening (video) so that they can contact the emergency services on your behalf. It even has the option to set off a siren.

What makes bSafe the app of choice for travellers?

This app is ideal if friends and family back home are going to be worried about you if you haven’t been in touch for more than a few hours. Instead of having to go online, message, email, call, or update a status – knowing that you’ve got a button to press in the event of an emergency, or the very least at the slightest hint of danger will ease their worry. Also, it is a very good idea to ensure you can let people know where you are or where you are meant to be, just in case something does go wrong – vital if you are travelling solo.

What do the bSafe reviews say?

Both Android and iOS users have offered a very mixed bag of reviews, but overall, the app scores highly. The website states that the app is under new ownership and currently undergoing improvements, which will hopefully iron out the latest issues and bring it back to its former glory!

AccuWeather App Review – Travel App of the Month August 2017

This award-winning weather app uses crowd-sourcing data and delivers minute by minute updates, making it the most accurate weather forecast app out there.

 

 

What is the AccuWeather App?

It’s a FREE app that tells you what the weather is going to be like at home or on holiday in huge detail and way in advance.

What does the AccuWeather App do?

It uses a range of sophisticated features to give you all the meteorological data you could ever want to know for anywhere in the world. Users should note that currently the minute-by-minute forecast is limited to the [contiguous] United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, but it is being continuously rolled out at a growing list of global locations.

  • AccuWeather MinuteCast® – minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts hyper-localized to an exact street address or GPS location.
  • AccUcast™ – View the real-time crowdsourced map with weather conditions submitted by users all over the world in a global animation display.
  • Descriptive weather animations illustrating the weather forecast for right now, each of the next 72 hours, and each of the next 15 days.
  • Pushed severe weather alerts.
  • Customisable current weather conditions detail – so you only see what is useful to you.
  • Forecasts update every 15 minutes… in 33 languages and dialects!

Why is AccuWeather good as a travel app?

A 15 day forecast is all that you need to make sure that your suitcase contains all of the right clothes for your adventure! This great forecast range also means you can also pick and choose activities that suit the weather well ahead of time.

What do the AccuWeather App reviews say?

The app is available for iOS, Androind and Windows devices. Users from each rate the app highly

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TrackR App – Travel App of the Month July 2017

Do you like the idea of being able to easily locate misplaced or stolen items on holiday? This handy app means that you’ll never have to worry about losing your bag, wallet, laptop, keys, bike or even your pet next time you go abroad!

What is the TrackR app?

The TrackR app is used in collaboration with Bluetooth and TrackR devices such as Bravo and Pixel, to help locate missing items. These devices are like little memory butlers for all of your stuff. While you’re busy living life, your TrackR gadgets are busy remembering where all of your valuables are so you don’t have to.

How does TrackR work?

The devices use Bluetooth-low energy that connects to the app and operates on a replaceable battery that lasts for up to a year. If the item you are looking for is out of Bluetooth range, TrackR will use the power of its Crowd Locate network and growing community of TrackR users (there are around 4.5 million) to find it. For example, if you have lost your luggage, as soon as a TrackR user is within range of it, that user’s phone would anonymously ping the TrackR server to update you with new GPS coordinates of when and where it was last. ​Every month, the app receives on average 360,000,000 individual item updates.

Who is the TrackR app for?

TrackR is an incredibly useful app for all travellers. One example is lost luggage – with TrackR, you no longer need to wait for hours for the airline to recover lost luggage to find out if it is there. And, since the TrackR bravo or pixel can be attached to practically anything, it is a great way of keeping track of all your valuables, such as laptops, wallets, bags or camera while on holiday.

What do the TrackR app reviews say?

It is a bit of a mixed bunch, and overall seems like Apple users are happier than Android users with this product, and TrackR are getting plenty of great customer feedback.

Customer stories:

 “Dropped my keys in the parking lot and they were covered with 5 inches of snow before I realized where they were. TrackR found them. Thanks for the beep beep beep.”
–           Michael Roux

“My wife just messaged me to say she used the TrackR bravo I got for her to find her phone that was on silent. #mademyday”
–           Joshua Teixeira

 

Find out more about the app at thetrackr.com

Hostelworld – Travel App of the Month June 2017

Staying in hostels can be the best way to travel the world, especially if you are travelling solo, but what happens when you want to go with the flow and book on the go? Hostelworld could be the answer – an intuitive app that can have you bunking up with new buddies in no time (or making sure you avoid unwanted attention from new acquaintances as all costs!)

What is the Hostelworld app?

It is a FREE app that allows you to search, compare, and book a place to stay at over 33,000 hostels, hotels and B&B’s located in more than 180 countries.

What can the Hostelworld app do?

LOTS! It boasts a last minute book-on-the-go capability, so you can book to suit your travel plans as they unfold, it has flexible booking options – including finding the best hostels for meeting new people and partying, transparent pricing, stores your itinerary, and suggests things to see and do in your chosen location.

  • No booking fees or hidden costs
  • Book on the go functionality
  • Search by city and date, or use your location to find hostels nearby.
  • View results on an interactive map, or scroll through pictures.
  • Filter by price and property type.
  • Sort by customer rating, name or price.
  • Access your itinerary on the go
  • View booking details, get reminders and navigate your way to your hostel
  • ‘My Trips’ provides information about what to see and do at your destination.

Who is the Hostelworld app for?

The book-on-the-go capability makes it perfect for free-spirited travellers, interrailers, backpackers, and anyone who wants a whimsical, spontaneous adventure. Other than that, it is perfect for anyone who wants to find somewhere to stay that meets all their criteria.

What do the Hostelworld app reviews say?

It’s had around 8 million customer reviews, the majority of which appear to be 5-star and it has been voted as the most trusted hotel booking app – so pretty good we’d say!

 

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MINDBODY – Travel App of the Month May 2017

If you are worried that your holiday might get in the way of your health and fitness goals, fear not – there is an app that can hook you up with classes and contacts at your holiday destination!

 

 

 

What is the MINDBODY app?

It is a free app that lets you discover, book and pay for all kinds of fitness and wellness classes and appointments, from yoga and gyms, to salons and spas. You can find your nearest class, read reviews from other users, book your appointment and pay for it, all from your mobile.

What does the MINDBODY app do?

On the MINDBODY app you can keep up with your fitness, health and beauty regimes, because you can explore your local area to find fitness classes or wellness and beauty salons that are nearby.

The app has three broad categories:

  • Fitness, including a wide range of activities such as indoor cycling, yoga, barre, Pilates, Crossfit, personal training and many more.
  • Wellness, including massage, meditation, acupuncture, nutrition and physical therapy.
  • Beauty, including salons, skin treatments, nail bars, spas, waxing, threading and saunas.

You can discover new activities, find deals near you, keep track of your schedule, remember your favourite places, and read and submit reviews to help other travellers find the right classes for them.

It also connects with FitBit, so you can track whether you’re meeting your fitness goals, and view your personal activity data.

Why is the MINDBODY app good as a travel app?

Wherever you are, you can discover a class, spa or salon that’s right for you. Perfect whether you need a massage after a long flight, or want to keep in shape with a personal trainer!

MINDBODY app reviews

Those already using the app say that MINDBODY makes finding a new class, salon or spa super easy, and that booking as a newbie is a simple process. This kind of feedback makes us think it is ideal for those who are travelling who want a quick, easy, and uncomplicated way to enhance their health goals on holiday!

MINDBODY is available on iPhone and Android. Find out more at mindbodyonline.com

Covet – Travel App of the Month April 2017

If you love to indulge in some serious retail therapy when you are on holiday, you’ll love this brand new app that helps you covet gorgeous finds the world over!

 

What is the Covet app?

Covet makes it easy for shoppers to remember what’s on their wish-list, and where to find it. The app allows you to snap a photo of the product you love and save it to revisit later on. Covet also acts as a discovery tool – helping you to find unique products and giving you the details to track down the ones you like. Covet is like a personal shopping companion whether you’re browsing actual shops or perusing finds that others have curated.

What can the Covet app do?

With Covet, you’ll be able to:

  • Snap an in-store photo of the product you’d like to bookmark for later.
  • Tag your product with a location and get the details you’ll need to head back and purchase it.
  • Save your product and add it to a created list.
  • Browse ‘featured’ and ‘following’ lists to find products others are loving and saving.
  • Locate nearby shops, stores and boutiques to find the best products in your area.
  • Search for products online if you can’t make it to the store.

Why is the Covet app good as a travel app?

Covet is an app for finders and keepers – those who enjoy browsing local shops for unique products and pieces, and those who truly cherish them. Covet makes a great travel companion for anyone who enjoys exploring boutiques around the world, saving their favourite finds for later and sharing them with friends.

What do the Covet app reviews say?

Covet was released in November 2016, so is super new and hasn’t built up a bunch of reviews yet. It looks slick, simple, and easy to use – so imagine that it has the potential to be a five-star app given a little time.

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Stratajet Travel App of the Month March 2017

Getting to your holiday destination by private jet is no longer an option exclusive to the rich and famous thanks to the very clever technology behind the stratajet app…

What is the Stratajet app?

Stratajet is a private jet booking app that makes it easier than ever before to get from A to B. The app brings private jets to your fingertips for the first time, allowing you to search for and compare a wide range of aircraft for charter and book them instantly. The app also shows the exact prices for your trip so you won’t be stung with any additional charges post-flight.

What can the Stratajet app do?

The app gives you direct access to a fleet of over 1,250 private jets, and the ability to check their availability at a date and time of your choosing.

The beauty of private jet travel is that you control the schedule, but until now confirming a booking has been a time-consuming process. With Stratajet you just enter where you would like to go and the date and time at which you’d like to travel and the system filters through all available aircraft for that route. The results are displayed in seconds, along with accurate prices, and the system allows you to completely customise your private jet experience. You can confirm your booking there and then and pay securely within the app using touch ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within its search results, Stratajet will also automatically include any available empty legs (private jets that are flying empty because they need to be repositioned).

Adapting these flights to suit your itinerary allows Stratajet to offer private jet charter at significantly reduced prices – often a discount of up to 75% off the normal cost. If an adaptive empty leg flight is available for your journey these will show at the top of the search results.

Who is the Stratajet app for?

The Stratajet app optimises door-to-door private jet travel, offering you a way to save time getting from A to B. You can enter what time you need to be at your destination and the app will tell you exactly what time you need to leave your home or office. No delays, no airport queues, no stress.

Thanks to Stratajet’s more streamlined booking process, private jets are no longer reserved for the rich and famous – they’re available at lower costs to the mainstream traveller.

What do the Stratajet app reviews say?

“Managed to get a quote within minutes, and completed my entire booking through the app with no issues.”

“Finally a way to search and book flights instantly – no waiting on quotes by email, no pushy salespeople.”

“What an amazing way to search and book jets!”

Discover more and download the app at stratajet.com

GoEuro – Travel App of the Month Jan 2017

goeuro logoTravelling Europe by plane, train and “bus-mobile” has never been easier thanks to a fab new app aimed at those looking for the fastest and cheapest way to get from A to B.

What is the GoEuro app?

GoEuro is a travel search and booking app for train, bus and flights across Europe with over 30,000 destinations in 12 countries – not just cities and airports like many other sites, but small towns and villages that are serviced by trains and coaches as well. The app is your best friend for discovering and booking the fastest and/or most affordable journeys via train, coach and plane.

What can the GoEuro app do?

The GoEuro app is useful for those looking to travel from one European city, town or village to another as they can work out the cheapest or smartest route to their intended destination and compare travel time or price.

The app will allow users to:

  • Discover the cheapest ticket price for the fastest travel time
  • View all available methods of transport to their destination- train, coach or plane
  • Book tickets securely via credit/debit card or Paypal

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Who is theGoEuro app for? 

Adventurers and the budget-conscious! Although the GoEuro app is for anyone looking to book travel in Europe, we think the app particularly suits the budget traveller who is looking to find the fastest and/or most affordable way to hop between European cities, or travellers wanting to explore further afield than the main tourism hubs.

What do the GoEuro reviews say?

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Get The GoEuro app on iTunes or GooglePlay

Envago – Travel App of the Month Jan 2017

envago-logoThere’s a new app in town designed to unite adventure seekers and adventure planners in one great big community of global adventure!

What Is Envago?

Envago is a free app that allows those seeking adventures to search by category of adventure, listed activities or by location to access a range of experiences and providers. It is also a place where adventure planners can list upcoming trips, adventures, and events.

Adventure Categories:

  • Air: parasailing, paragliding, skydiving, bungee jumping, zip lining, hot air balloon, base jumping, parachute.
  • Earth: hiking, camping, trekking, rock climbing, cycling, backpacking, running, ATV, safari, motorcycling, mountain biking, expeditions, hunting.
  • Water: rafting, snorkeling, diving, shark cage diving, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, fishing, sailing, scuba diving.
  • Rock & Ice: skiing, climbing, caving, glacier hiking, snow boarding.
  • Volunteer: volunteer tourism, eco-tourism, environmentally sustainable activities, archeological expedition, disaster relief, refugee camps, health and educational programs.

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What does the Envago app do?

Adventure seekers can:

– Browse experiences by category, difficulty, location, price and date

– Book and plan adventure breaks with verified planners

– Connect with others booked on the same adventure

– Chat with groups

– Create an adventure bucket-list

– Review adventure planners

Adventure planners can:

– Register as a planner

– List and manage adventures

– Create closed or open groups

– Set the price and number in group

– Chat with team groups

– Receive payments

What do the Envago reviews say?

This app is super-new on the scene and is yet to notch up a bank of user reviews, but we are predicting it will be the next big thing in the adventure industry – it has after all been described as “the Airbnb and Uber of adventure travel”.

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Envago is free and available in the iTunes store. The Android version is being released soon. You can find out more about the Envago app at www.envagoapp.com