The Best Travel Apps Every Savvy Girl Needs To Download

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Hey girl! Going on an adventure? There’s some best travel apps for that and you’ve come to the right place! Get your phone out and peruse the selection we have before you. These are the Best Travel Apps you need to download before you go off on your merry way. You’ll be rocking it on the road in no time and be just that extra bit savvy! Kapow!

Hey girl! Going on an adventure? There's apps for that and you've come to the right place! Get your phone out and download the best travel apps here!

The Best Travel Apps For Savvy Girls


Tourlina is the first women-only travel app. Sometimes when you want to hang out with other travellers, you just want a bit of girl power in your life without the male companion complexity of ‘Does he just want to get in my pants?’. This is where Tourlina comes in. They’ll help you find female travel friends to hang out with on the road and enjoy awesome times together. Everyone is verified and like Tinder, you’ll only be able to speak to each other if you match. You’ll have the chance to meet inspirational women you may never have known about otherwise! Cool huh?

You can download Tourlina on  iOS

Rome 2 Rio

To bus it, train it or fly it? There’s so many options on how to get from A to B today but what is the most exciting, what is the cheapest, what is the quickest? Rome 2 Rio will show you all the routes you can take so you can choose your own adventure!

You can download Rome 2 Rio on iOS but don’t be afraid to access the website on your Android phone. It’s totally compatible.


No lady likes to be caught out missing an essential item from her luggage and although you can easily pick up items along your way, there’s some things you shouldn’t leave home without. Packpoint to the rescue! Enter the destination you’re going to, when, for how long and what activities you plan to do and Packpoint will give you a comprehensive packing list of everything you need! Taking into account the climate, weather forecast and whether you plan to conquer mountains or just the local shopping mall, this app is your own personal packing planner. An extra bonus: it connects to TripIt. Sweeet!

You can download Packpoint on iOS and Android

Couchsurfing / Hostelworld / AirBNB

The options of where you can rest up and lay your head down to sleep these days are endless. Really want to hang with the locals and get an authentic experience? The best travel apps for this are Couchsurfing and AirBNB! Want to hang out with all the other cool travellers in town? Hostelworld has you covered there. Check them out and choose what is best for you depending on your own personal comfort levels.

You can download Couchsurfing on Android and iOS, Hostelworld on Android and iOS and AirBNB here.

Mi Vista

There’s nothing wrong with taking your safety into consideration even if you’re a black belt in karate. Mi Vista keeps you personally secure and socially connected in three ways. If you get in trouble, you can take a photo of the location instantly and this will be sent to your pre-selected contacts along with other vital information to help them locate you. You can also pre-enter your medical information and send out a message in case of a medical emergency. Lastly, in social mode, you friends and family can track your path and see whether you got to a destination safely.

You can download Mi Vista on iOS and Android

Hey girl! Going on an adventure? There's apps for that and you've come to the right place! Get your phone out and download the best travel apps here!


Once you’ve arrived at your destination, it helps to be walking down the street with your head held high looking confident about where you’re going. Maps.Me is a comprehensive offline map app covering all countries and all cities without any internet connection required. Fast, reliable and detailed, you’ll be able to whip it out quickly to check your location and route in no time!

You can download Maps.Me on every device imaginable including iOS, Android and Amazon.


Tripwire is the hottest app for being in the know about what is going down in your future or current destination. It’s kind of like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook all rolled into one with travellers updating each other on what’s the best, worst and latest in each location. It has a ton of cool features and is essentially the most up-to-date guide book you’re ever gonna get!

You can download Tripwire on iOS but keep your eyes peeled for the Android version coming soon.

Google Translate

You may be the miming queen but there are going to be times where you really need to get your message across. Google Translate is your fairy Godmother! It will enable you to communicate with anyone in any country. That’s kind of mindblowing. You can speak into the app, type what you want to say or even photograph a word and it will translate it for you too. Speak away little lady! Psst…In China? Pleco is a lifesaver!

You can download Google Translate on iOS and Android.

Period Tracker

Some women’s ovaries run like clockwork but for the rest of us, our bodies do not adhere to that 28-day calendar, especially when travelling! Period Tracker understands we can become distracted exploring amazing places to keep track of ourselves. Therefore, it kindly calculates the average length of your last three cycles so it can more accurately predict the date your flow is going to show up. Not bad at all!

You can download Period Tracker on iOS and Android.

Astrill VPN

No one wants someone going through their underwear drawer and when it comes to free WiFi, you don’t need someone snooping around your phone and getting into your personal data! Beat cyberattackers to the ground by making sure you have Astrill installed. It works by creating a secure connection between you and the Virtual Private Network (VPN) server before connecting to the internet. This means your data will be encrypted and you can surf the interwebs safely. Phew!

You can download the app directly from their site.


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Hey girl! Going on an adventure? There's apps for that and you've come to the right place! Get your phone out and download the best travel apps here!

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About Alice Teacake

I'm a kickass girl who believes in women facing their fears and pushing their boundaries, to reach their full potential through solo adventure travel! Follow me for travel advice and inspiration, so you can go forth and challenge yourself to reach your own personal goals!

28 replies
  1. Ashutosh
    Ashutosh says:

    Try out our new app VoyageUp – available for both android and iOS. The app helps you directly connect with people nearby on the same WiFi. Travelers usually use WiFi when they travel – at their hotels, hostels, restaurants etc. You can find out people with similar interests or who want to do the same activities. Also you can ask for help or help others out – maybe you forgot your iphone charger or need a adaptor for that foreign country or just some local who can help you plan your next day.

    • Alice teacake
      Alice teacake says:

      I’d say these are really top notch for female travellers and some of them are going to get you out of some pretty sticky situations! What ones have you tried and stuck with? :)

  2. Klara
    Klara says:

    Great list!
    I also love Fripito – app with travel photography guides. Just started subscription model where you can get all the guides for the price of one!

  3. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    I cannot keep up with all the great apps out there, so I really appreciate posts like this. As a mom, I love the idea of Tourlina. It does sound like a safe way to find travelmates. I already use and Rome 2 Rio…two of my favorites. Thanks for the app update!

  4. Julie
    Julie says:

    All great ideas, but it’s about freaking time I download Rome 2 Rio. I have heard nothing but fab things about this app, but my phone is never near me at just the right moment to remember to download it. Well today is the day! I’m going to Poland alone next week and haven’t yet bothered to figure out how to get to town and get around, so going to look it up right now!

  5. Meg Jerrard
    Meg Jerrard says:

    Great list! I’ve recently discovered another one which I would recommend to, it’s called Fripito, an awesome app for downloading photo guides of the city you’re in. Local tips by local photographers so you don’t come home with the same old tourist shots everyone else did :)

  6. Vicki
    Vicki says:

    Thanks for collating such an epic app list! Mi Vista looks like a mist-have app for any traveler and Astrill VPN is a smart way to go when we rely so heavily on information and sharing our information on the web.

  7. Suzan Hall
    Suzan Hall says:

    The idea of travel app is great. I love Tourlina, I mean seriously! You can find some female travel company for a few days. It was fun reading about other apps as well. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Great list! I especially like the idea of Tourlina to make friends along the way.

    One app I’d add is Google Maps — You can now download maps to use offline, as long as the area is less than 75,000 square miles.

    • Alice teacake
      Alice teacake says:

      Absolutely! Google Maps is a great alternative to Maps.Me. I wander which ones readers prefer? I’ve used both and feel Maps.Me is much better for offline use but maybe Google is catching up there.

  9. Katja
    Katja says:

    Awesome post! I haven’t even heard for most of these apps before. I have a trip coming up soon and it will be awesome to test them.

    • Alice teacake
      Alice teacake says:

      Cool! Glad you found it helpful Katja! I’ve also downloaded these recently! Didn’t know all of them and really enjoying using them and getting the best out of my travels.


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