You know the feeling — you’ve landed in a foreign country, made it through customs, collected your luggage and then found yourself outside of the airport, dazed and confused, trying to decide where to go next and how to get there. With Vodafone’s $5 Roaming [1], you can take control of your arrival anxiety with ease, using your plan's data allowance for just $5 extra a day to utilise these 5 apps that will make navigating a new country feel like you’re a local.

Google Translate

Thanks to our phones, gone are the days of thumbing through phrase books to decipher foreign languages. With Google Translate, you can use your data to translate 103 languages by typing, or even 38 languages just through Live Camera Translation. If you love to engage with locals, the app has that covered too with Conversation Mode. It provides a two-way instant speech translation, allowing you to converse and engage in 32 languages.

Ever landed in a country just as dawn breaks and wished more than ever that you had a hotel ready to take your bags and point you towards a hot shower and a comfy bed? Wish no more! Open your app to benefit from hotel spaces to work, take a break or even what they like to call a “daycation”, with all the luxuries of high-end hotels at discounted rates.


Some people are the most organised travellers in the world… and then there are the rest of us. If you find yourself desperately flicking through the in-flight magazine for inspiration before you land, then this app is for you. Newly launched, Travelibro is a beautiful app full of visual journeys by top travellers. You can follow in their footsteps with their detailed day-by-day itineraries, hunt out those must-have Instagram shots or even set up an account and inspire others by chronicling your own travels.


If you thought that Citymapper was only useful for helping you find you way home when your bus doesn’t turn up, think again. It now covers 39 major cities in the world and is the perfect tool for navigating new cities on the cheap. With $5 Roaming you simply open the app as you would at home, change your location to a new city and let it find the fastest way around town for you.


Is your worst nightmare being sucked into tourist traps but you’re a little nervy about wandering off the beaten path? If yes, then this app is just what you need. Detour brings walking tours to 18 major cities, created by the locals that live there. Using Vodafone’s $5 Roaming, you can immerse yourself in the life of Venice, LA or take a trip down the streets of Harajuku, with Tokyo’s top street fashion photographer.

With Vodafone $5 Roaming, you no longer need to panic when you touchdown in a new country. Explore, unearth and share new experiences without the worry of hidden costs or searching for WiFi. You can use Vodafone’s $5 Roaming with your phone, tablet or mobile broadband plan for just $5 extra a day in over 60 countries, for up to 90 days in a calendar year. Countries may vary, so check the list of included countries before you travel. For Red Plus & SIM Only Plus Plans, only Your Max Speed data is included while $5 Roaming. Find out more at

Disclaimer: Vodafone is not involved in any official sponsorship or partnership with the apps listed above. This is not a paid endorsement and the opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own.

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$5 Roaming

1. Countries subject to change, see current list and full details at Available to eligible customers. $5 Daily Charge is in addition to minimum monthly spend. For Red Plus and SIM Only Plus Plan customers, only Your Max Speed data allowance can be accessed while $5 Roaming. For all plans, once your included data or Your Max Speed data (as applicable for your plan) is exhausted, additional data will be automatically added at a charge of $10/GB (“Additional Data”). Additional Data expires at the end of your billing month, is not shareable and can only be used while in $5 Roaming countries. Max 90 days of use in any calendar year. Opt-out at any time, visit or call 1555. All roaming services subject to network availability.

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Chris Fynes

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Chris Fynes,
Content Producer

Chris is a content creator with a passion for travel and food.