With traveling being the hottest thing, there are hundreds of travel apps out there. It can be a bit overwhelming with all the apps out on the market. It can be difficult to decipher which app is best for you. I was contacted by TripScout to try their app free of charge, however, I can’t write about an app without putting it to the test. I did my first test using it in San Francisco, California. Since I am only about an hour and a half away from San Francisco and have been often, I know many of the popular tourist spots. I thought it would be the perfect place to test it out. So here is my honest opinion of the app.
What is Trip Scout and why should you download it?
Trip Scout is an app that you can download from Google or Apple that is perfected for helping you plan your next big trip. Trip Scout has about 67 cities that you can gain access to and this app is continuously growing and accepting requests for destinations. What’s great about this app is that it does all the planning for you. It lists all the popular locations to visit within that city and lets you pick and choose which locations you want to visit. You have an option for a downloadable offline map for times when you may not have access to Wi-Fi or data. The App also includes audio guided walking tours.
Honestly, this is one of the best trip planning apps out on the market. They are filling the niche to help remove all the hard work by providing an easy accessible app for travelers. It is a breeze to navigate through and a powerful resource!
Is the app free?
No, unfortunately it does cost a small fee for the guides you would like to have. Prices range from $1.99 to $4.99.
What did I like about the app?
I love that you have everything in one place. I know when I start planning my itineraries, that can be a mess of several links, tips, costs, etc. which can make your head spin at first. It is nice to just flip through and see all the pictures and known which places you would like to see. You can even set a filter so that you only include places that interest you such as museums, buildings, art, transportation, etc. With the most recenty update you can now add your favorites and view only your saved places which makes this app that much better!
What improvements would I liked to see?
- Adding more cities listed on the app, which TripScout is working on. Most of the cities are high urban places, but it would be nice to see some places off the beaten path.
- I wish there were some locations that were free to the public to test out or free to students, but I understand why there are costs.
- Finally, I would like to see included costs for museums, estimated costs for transportation etc., which would help with budgeting. Some locations include that information and some do not.
Who do I recommend this app for?
This app is great for anyone. Nevertheless, I recommend it for people that get overwhelmed with planning itineraries, are new to traveling or just don’t have time to plan things out. Additionally, it is perfect for those who love to do last minute trips and are spontaneous.
So there you have it, my review for this app. Do you think this app is right for you? Leave your answer in the comments below!
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