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5 Apps That Every Southeast Asia Traveler Needs to Have

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There is so much to see and do throughout Southeast Asia that one simple plane trip from your home country will not do it justice. This is why so many ...

There is so much to see and do throughout Southeast Asia that one simple plane trip from your home country will not do it justice. This is why so many people decide to take off for several months and backpack throughout the various countries that call this region of the world home. If you are fortunate enough to be able to do that, you will get to experience a variety of cultures that will enrich your life forever. To make this a successful trip, you will want to consider putting the following apps on your phone or tablet to help you as you go.

Hopper

One of the great things about backpacking across an entire region is that you are free to make your own schedule. Because of that, you can use an app like Hopper to look for the cheapest flights for you. Just input the destination and a range of dates when you can travel. You can then sit back and watch the app do its thing. It will scour the Internet to find cheap flights for you. If you are not in a hurry, it will alert you in the background when a particular fare does become available. You will then just want to be ready to act on it quickly so you can save some money.

Airbnb

You will need places to stay along the way, and not everyone wants to stay in a hotel every night. Airbnb has a great app that you can put on your phone to inform you of great places to stay as you travel throughout Southeast Asia. Some of these will be in the homes of the local people, which is a great way to learn the culture. Remember to check out the sleeping situation before you book so you are sure you get a comfortable mattress in a dark room where you can get some much needed sleep. Your body will thank you in the morning.

TripIt

You will want to use this app to arrange all of your itineraries. They will surely pile up on you and this app is a way to keep everything organized. You might book a homestay for a month from now. Use this app to record all of the details so that you will be ready when the time comes.

LoungeBuddy

As you travel, you will spend a lot of time in airports. This is your time to catch up with the world that you have left behind as you backpack through Southeast Asia. LoungeBuddy will help you find areas in airports that are accessible to all travelers, regardless of the class of ticket that you have.

FlightAware

It is always helpful to know about flight delays and cancellations. This is the app that you can use to track all of your flights. It can come in quite handy and save you a lot of time in the long run.

These apps will help you to get from one place to the next as you backpack through Southeast Asia. You will be able to find cheap flights, arrange your accommodation, and learn so much about your upcoming destination as a result of having these at your fingertips. If you do a bit of planning before you set out, this is almost certain to be one of the more memorable few months of your life.

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