Essential Apps to Save Money on the Road

Here's a list of Andy Steves' favorite apps and websites he uses while he spends eight months a year on the road in Europe.

Flight Search Engines,, and Google Flights are my go-to websites where I do the same search across all of them and see what comes back to me. I keep my searches as wide open and as flexible as possible because you never know what sort of options might pop up. Once I find the flight I like, I'll book directly with that airline rather than going through a middle man service like eDreams.

Another flight tool app that lets you set up price alerts, and gives you visual representations of when the right time to buy is.

Tripadvisor & Yelp
Crowd-sourcing apps that give you great tips for sights, restaurants, nightlife venues and more. Take it all with a grain of salt because anyone can get on there and say anything they want, regardless of expertise in the subject.

My favorite app to keep all my travel arrangements organized in one place and available offline. I can access flight confirmation information, terminal, departure time, airport info and more in this handy, free app.

Airbnb & Hostelworld
Easy-to-use accommodation-booking apps and websites. Unfortunately while their popularity is driving prices for consumers up noticeably, they're still a better deal than most hotels.

Uber and other Taxi Apps
Skip the headache of worrying if you're being ripped off by cabbies on longer routes or fraudulent meters. Load up your card to the app so you can leave your cash and wallet in your pocket. Uber works in most European cities now.

A vast resource of city maps which you can download and access offline, a godsend when trying to navigate a new city without wifi or data.