TripRider App Review: Your BEST Travel Companion

TripRider app

Words by Caroline; photos by Brooke.

I’m big on using iPhone apps to keep my travels organized as otherwise I would definitely miss trains and get lost on the way to hostels. But now I have another app I can add to my list. I downloaded TripRider after buzz from other bloggers and I now understand why. Not only is the layout easy to use, but it’s stylish too, with images of maps and photographs of destinations.

TripRider is the ultimate trip planning tool, taking you from start to finish — from packing list to an entire recap of your trip in one beautiful PDF download.

Features worth noting:

  • Packing List
  • Itinerary (Trip Plan)
  • Budget Tracking
  • Trip Diary
  • Wallet

Briefing

TripRider briefing page
Trip briefing on TripRider App

“Briefing” displays all the information for the trip you’ve already entered. It displays the dates you will be traveling and how many days until your departure. It lists the countries you will be visiting, who you will be traveling with, your budget, how many items you still need to pack, and other essential information. It’s basically the quick list of everything you need to know.

Packing List

packing list section of TripRider App
Enter your packing list and check off items when you’re done.

The “Packing List” tab lets you list everything you might need to bring, assuming you’ve already double checked your Ultimate Female Travel Packing Lists! Then, check each item off as you put it in your bag.

Expenses

expense tracking in TripRider
Keep track of expenses as they happen. Stay on top of your trip budget.

Staying within your budget can make or break a trip. Luckily this app also has that expense-tracking capability. Just enter your expenses as they come (choose your currency, too) and it keeps track of the rest. Categorize your expenses to keep better tabs on where all your money is going!

Trip Diary

Trip Diary on TripRider.
Who needs a paper journal when you have TripRider.

Whether you just want to keep a detailed account of where you go and what you do each and every day of your trip (great for bloggers who want to take notes as you go), or if you want to then share your stories with the world – the trip diary feature lets you input your daily stories and attach photos of the adventure. You will be thankful you used this after your trip is said and done.

Wallet

wallet
The wallet is a place to store important information, like passport details and credit card numbers.

In the wallet screen, you will find a place to store your important travel documents, be it passport information, visas or hotel reservations. You also have a place to store your credit card information in case it gets lost or stolen. The ticket screen allows you to take a picture or type the number of tickets for tours or flights. And lastly, there is an “other” screen to store any additional information. BEST OF ALL: This section can be password protected… or set to self-destruct after 10 incorrect password attempts!

Extra features: The “Maps” screen lets you photograph maps of your destination so you don’t have to worry about getting lost (or just losing your paper maps when on the move). The “Quick Notes” section let you jot down ideas, tips, contact details, etc. you might need to keep safe. The “Must See” section lets you create a list of the sights you really want to visit while in a destination, and then tick them off as you go.

The “Trip Book” feature allows you to download a final summary of your journey, including budget, itinerary and diary, into a pretty PDF package.

TripRider Trip Book

Overall, I think TripRider is an excellent tool for keeping organized while traveling because of the fact it brings together functions of many different apps into one. You don’t have to fret over lost paperwork and memories because TripRider stores it all in ONE convenient location!

>> If you like the look of the TripRider app (available on iPhone, iPad and iPod), head over to the App Store to purchase.

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*This app review has been brought to you with the support of TripRider, but the TripRider app review is our own.

Written by Caroline

Caroline Eubanks is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but has also called Charleston, South Carolina and Sydney, Australia home. After college graduation and a series of useless part-time jobs, she went to Australia for a working holiday. In that time, she worked as a bartender, bungee jumped, scuba dived, pet kangaroos, held koalas and drank hundreds of cups of tea. You can find Caroline at Caroline in the City.

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Gear We Use

Organization

Packing Cubes – Organize your luggage with the lightweight, durable and compressible Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cubes.


Backpacks + Daypacks

Pacsafe – Since they come with extra theft-resisting features, Pacsafe bags make you a more confident traveler. We especially love this bag.

Sea to Summit – Of all the Sea to Summit products, our most recommended is the fits-in-your-palm, super packable Ultra-Sil Daypack.


Personal Care

Nalgene Toiletry Bottles – These leak-free toiletry bottles and tubs come in all sizes – even super tiny, helping minimalists pack it all without bulk.

Turkish Towels – They’re thinner than most travel towels, and they actually cover your body! We can’t get enough of Turkish towels for travel.


Clothing

Speakeasy Supply Co. – They make the awesome hidden pocket infinity scarves that are perfect for stashing secret cash, lip balms, and passports.

Anatomie – Anatomie travel pants come with luxury prices, but they offer many benefits for travelers. See our review of the famous Skyler pants.

Travel Resources

Booking Airfare

Dollar Flight Club – Get flight deal alerts for your preferred departure airport. There is both a free and premium version (recommended for more sweet deals). Members save on average $500 USD per flight!

Skyscanner – Skyscanner is our preferred site for searching flights. They offer unbiased search results and are free from hidden fees. You can also book your hotels and rental cars.


Accommodation

Airbnb – Airbnb is the best place to book out apartments around the world. Sign up using this link to get $37 USD off your first stay booking + $14 USD towards an experience booking!

Booking.com – Search for hotels, hostels, and apartments using this one resource. Use it for flights, car rentals, and airport taxis as well.

Hostelworld – For hostels, Hostelworld remains our number one source for booking stays. Choose from straight up hostels, budget hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Trusted Housesitters – Save money on travel accommodation by becoming a housesitter. Housesitters often have extra duties, like caring for pets and gardens.

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Comments

  1. GRRRLTRAVELER | Christine says

    Interesting app and thanks for the post. Nice all-in-one feature. I’m curious about the budget feature and if it would convert and add up currencies from different countries. Am using one accounting app, iXpenseit and it doesn’t add up diffferent currencies too well (which is necessary when you’re crossing different countries in a day)… and you mostly have to be online to get the conversion rates. I’m an iPod Touch user, so offline apps are necessary for me.

    • Brooke says

      Hi Paola, I have the paid app… but according to the TripRider light details — it has full functionality but limits everything to 3. So 3 trips, 3 days trip duration, 3 maps, etc. Try the free and if you like, upgrade πŸ™‚

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