By Faz Abdul Gaffa for Yahoo! Travel
So once upon a time we used to travel with the clothes on our back and a sense of adventure in our pockets. It's not the same anymore is it? On top of our nasal decongestant, our eye mask, you have your trusty iPhone with you. Here are some nifty applications you can download on your iPhone to make travel a breeze.
Shame on you if you don't have this app already. From the same-named site, the app is a currency converter application that you can use even if you don't have data connection on the go. It stores information from the last time you were on the internet so you can check out if the bag you're trying to buy in Chatuchak is worth your bargaining under the hot sun.
Another must-have app. Whether you're looking for a restaurant, a hotel or just a coffee joint to kick back at and watch the world go by, this app does the trick, just like its website. We love that it's a community-based website, meaning that real people and real travelers are doing the talking and reviewing.
Seatguru is an app spinoff from the brilliant website, Seatguru.com. What the app does is basically tell you where the best seats on the plane are. You input your flight number and your route and they'd tell you which seats don't recline all the way, which seats have a little more leg room than others, amongst other nifty things you might wanna know when you get stuck on a plane.
GroundLink allows users to book a hybrid, electric or otherwise clean-vehicle car, shuttle or limo to get around cities around the world. Users can also opt to book a ride by lowest price, highest service rating or soonest and nearest available driver with the app.
Like it or not, Starbucks outposts have unofficially replaced service stations as America's favorite rest stops. Fortunately for travelers, both are mapped on the SitOrSquat app. If you're heading to major cities in the US and Europe and a stickler for clean bathrooms, this app is for you; with details like hours, changing-table availability, and, of course, a "sit" or "squat" recommendation. Free.
On The Menu
Foreign phrases can be unforgiving - and that's where On The Menu comes in. A database of more than 1,400 terms from all over the globe allows users to solve culinary conundrums with a quick Google-style search. Bagna cauda? That would be Italian for anchovy fondue. App costs $2.