Travel Gadgets and Gear: Apps and Websites

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Whether you’re seeking a vegetarian meal, hoping for a few hours’ rest, or looking for help expressing yourself in an unfamiliar language, there’s an app to come to your rescue. Here are a few of our favorites for savvy travelers.

Wherever you go, these ingenious online resources are destined to support your travel.

What would we do without travel apps and websites? They put all the information we need in the palms of our hands. From airfare and hotel price comparisons to restaurant reviews and weather forecasts, we can’t plan travel without them. 

You could say a journey of a thousand kilometers begins with a single app—but in truth, there are dozens of indispensable apps designed to help make your trip a success. You’re familiar with (and probably using) many of the better-known resources, but here are a few that we think you’ll want to add to your collection.

DayUse. When a long flight on a redeye is followed by a long layover, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a few hours of rest, relaxation, and privacy? More than 4,000 hotels in 20 countries make rooms available during the day and early evening through the DayUse website, Android app, and iOS app. From New York to Paris and Berlin to Dubai, the service provides access to rooms for up to 75% less than the price of an overnight stay.


GeoGuessr. If you were dropped at random into a given street or neighborhood anywhere on the planet, could you figure out where in the world you were just based on what you saw? GeoGuessr puts you into that scenario virtually. It’s not exactly a travel tool, but it’s a great way to test your memory of places you’ve been and keep yourself entertained while waiting for flights to board. You can play online or install the iOS app



HappyCow. This one is handy for vegetarians, vegans, and the MICE professionals responsible for accommodating group members’ special dietary requirements. Available online and in Android app and iOS app versions, HappyCow provides information about vegetarian and vegan dining options and health food stores in cities throughout the world. 


Omniglot. Here’s a one-stop shop for learning basic phrases in just about any language you can imagine, from Abkhaz to Zulu. This resource is available online only, and you can search the database by language here or by phrase here. In addition to the phrases you’re most likely to find useful, such as “good day,” “thank you,” and “what does this cost,” you can learn some amusing phrases contributed via crowdsourcing. Sound files accompany many of the words and phrases, which makes it easier to learn correct pronunciation.


Oanda. Once you know how much an item costs, you probably want to know how much that is in your country’s currency. You can get those calculations quickly and easily on Oanda’s website or via the Google app or iOS app. It’s also possible to search for historical foreign exchange data. 


Our team is always looking for tools and resources that make your life easier as you plan travel. And of course, our team is here to provide that same assistance through our services and personalized attention to your needs. Any time you have a question or concern, contact your PRO SKY flight expert for support and solutions. Visit our website for more information, and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about how we can serve your specific needs.