With technology continuing to make extraordinary advances in today’s society, it does not come as a surprise to learn that more technology is being created to make traveling easier. Part of the technology now includes apps to make traveling as stress-free as possible. From using an app to purchase the best priced plane tickets, to finding the best deals in a new country, there are apps for nearly every step of a trip. With this in mind, what are some of the best apps that one can use when planning on traveling to another country?

Hopper
When searching for an international flight, it can become discouraging to see some of the prices for plane tickets alone, and finding a reasonable trip can be difficult. This is where Hopper comes in. Not only does the app include a calendar that displays the best days and times to purchase the plane tickets, but it will actually send notifications when the prices are at their lowest. While the app rivals some of the more popular discount travel companies like Kayak and Expedia, Hopper’s ability to notify users with reduce prices has set them apart. In 2015, Hopper made Apple’s top apps list of 2015.

Packpoint
Traveling to a new country can be intimidating, as it can be difficult to gauge what the weather will be like and what type of clothes to pack. To reduce the stress of packing, Packpoint was introduced. In addition to sending updates about the weather during the time of one’s trip, it also allows the user to select different activities that they have planned, or may be doing. Upon completing this step, the app generates a customized packing list, reducing the possibility of forgetting important items.

Google Translate
When traveling out of the country, it can be incredibly intimidating thinking about how one will effectively communicate in an area that predominantly speaks another language. Google Translate can greatly reduce that stress. The app can provide accurate translations for 103 different languages in the click of a button. In addition, the app began using machine learning, and as a result, has provided more conversational translations than ever before. Having Google translate can help alleviate some of the stress of a communication barrier when traveling.

While these are only a snapshot of the apps available to anyone who is traveling, the advances in the technology for these apps works to make a trip as smooth as possible, from purchasing plane tickets to communicating with the country’s locals. Make sure to try one of these incredible apps when taking the next international trip.