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3 Travel Apps You Need To Download Before Your Next Holiday

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A new wave of travel-focused apps are helping holiday makers get away from the tourist crowds and under a destination’s skin; Vogue rounds up the top three to download now.



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Starting as a Facebook group spearheaded by founder Kesang Ball, Trippin became an app, but then quickly evolved into the sprawling website that it is today. A new-wave travel platform that has resonated with the au courant like no other, its comprehensive guides to 97 destinations – from Malawi to Manchester to Mumbai – are written by those genuinely in-the-know. With navigation options to find Black-owned spots, and helpful features on cultural histories and conscious travel, it’s a site you can get lost in.



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How many times have you been recommended a restaurant, club night, or bookshop only to forget what it was a day later? Bimble works as a bookmarking and list-making system so that you can keep track of all the places you hear about, then recommend them to others. A great excuse to chat to people on your travels and note down their suggestions.


If you love a walking tour, Urbs is the app for you. A tour guide you can carry around in your pocket, it has over 500 audio descriptions written by cultural experts detailing major cities’ fascinating histories. Local writers also recommend hundreds of places to eat, drink, and shop. You can plan a bespoke route that includes all the spots you want to try out or learn about, and adjust it to your travel needs, with consideration for the time and money you have to spend.

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