While there are many apps and blogs available for those looking to travel, there are a select few that focus solely on solo travel. These apps offer travelers to find safe and fun places to be, eat, stay, and much more. Unlike travel apps that are targeted towards families or couples, these apps consider the wants and needs of a solo traveler. Traveling alone can be scary but there are apps out there that make it much safer. Here are a few of our favorites that are designed with the solo traveler in mind.
For those traveling solo wanting to make new friends on your journey, this is the app for you. It allows you to connect with friends in your city in real-time. Not only is it a great way to meet other solo travelers in your area, it helps you save money by picking ride shares, and tours with big groups. There is nothing like saving a little extra money and making new friends at the same time. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
Dining alone is daunting to many people, and don’t worry we get it. This is why EatWith created its app. It pairs other locals throughout 130 different countries with other solo diners. Whether you are traveling through a new city alone, or you just simply don’t want to eat a meal by yourself, this app is perfect for you. Not to mention safer. When you are with someone else you limit the amount of danger you are in rather than when you are alone. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
When you’re in a new area it can be hard to find a good quality meal. From local dive bars to hidden gems, you never know what you are going to get with a new restaurant. So, who better to believe about the quality of the food than chefs, bartenders, and waitstaff in your area? This app shows you how to eat and drink in your current area like a pro. The app is made up mostly of a younger traveler generation. Not only is it only positive reviews, but the way it reads on a bank statement is “Anti- Yelp ”. Add your positive review to your favorite restaurants, bars, and much more today! The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
The great thing about technology is that it can learn your likes and dislikes. While some may feel this is an invasion of privacy, this app uses it to help the solo traveler out. Travello uses your recent travel interest to match you with other travelers who are also on a solo travel journey. It doesn’t just specialize in one type of travel either. It does everything from backpacking to urban travelers or even those who are gap-year adventurers. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
There is nothing like a good swipe left and swipe right app. This app matches you with other travelers with similar interests that are headed to the same destination. If you find a match, you message the person and schedule a time to meet up, or maybe even share travel expenses. You can also earn bonus points within the app that offers its members deals on hotels, bars, restaurants, local tours, and much more. This is perfect for those travelers who want to get out and go but don’t necessarily want to go alone, but don’t have people to go with. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
This is one of the only apps we love that is only for women. It can be scary traveling solo as a female, but this app makes it a lot better. Tourlina helps others find travel companions so they don’t have to travel alone. All you have to do is put in your final destination and your wanted travel dates. The app brings up potential travel partners who you can message and meet up with to stay safe, as well as make a new friend. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the app store.
There are many great apps that you can download that will enhance any travel experience. Nowadays, even theme parks have their own app to make traveling around them easier. Find an app that best fits your needs and makes your everyday travel life easier. There are many reasons to travel solo, but with many of these apps, you don’t have to. We hope to see you traveling out and about soon.