Appy Trails

A guide to using smartphone apps while you travel

Budgeting

A crucial, unavoidable step to planning your dream trip is forming and sticking to a budget for your vacation.

Your Bank's App

One app that I definitely recommend is your bank’s app. Almost all of them have one. This will allow you to check your accounts, keep track of your financials and even switch money from one account to another if you’re in a pinch. Most bank apps are free and useful not just for your trip but for your everyday life. They also can have some pretty advanced login requirements, making all your information as safe on your phone as it would be on your computer.

XE Currency Converter

Another great app to keep on your phone while you’re abroad is a currency converter. It’s easy to lose track of how much you’re spending when you don’t know how much the dollar is even worth. This site, XE Currency, is great because it shows very clearly and obviously what your dollar is worth, and updates frequently.

XE Currency Converter

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