In today’s ever-increasing connected world, having a few key travel apps on your phone can make all of your adventures easier and more rewarding. Here are five of the best types of travel apps to have on your phone before you take off on your next trip.
Travel Planning App:
The marketplace is flooded with apps that make it easier to plan your trip either while still at home or on the go. If you have flexibility in your travel planning schedule, an app such as Hopper can help you to find the best deals around. Hotel Tonight is a fun app to use if you are planning a last-minute trip and want to save a little money. For more traditional travel bookings, you cannot go wrong with a classic planning app such as Travelocity.
Money Transfer App:
The last thing that you want when out on your travels is to be stuck somewhere without access to money. A money transfer app will ensure that you always have the cash that you need to make the most out of your adventure. There are quite a few apps like Western Union that will give you the confidence that comes with knowing that you have the money that you need right at your fingertips with a click of a button. You can also use this app to view exchange rates, an invaluable service when traveling abroad.
One of the most challenging parts of traveling to a foreign country is learning how to use the language so that you can effectively communicate. The good news is that technology has made this part of the puzzle easier than ever. The king of all translation apps is Google Translate. Other options include Trip Lingo or Duolingo. Not only are these apps informative, but they also make it fun to learn those key phrases.
A classic weather app will help you to stay on top of the latest weather at your destination so that you can plan accordingly. Prior to leaving home, be sure to familiarize yourself with the weather patterns and forecast at your destination so that you can pack the appropriate clothes. While at your destination, an app such as AccuWeather will help you to plan your activities around changing conditions.
If you are going to be spending a significant amount of time on a plane or train, you are going to want to download a few entertainment apps to help you to pass the time. Depending on your interests, good choices include Netflix or Kindle. Some fun gaming apps will also provide endless entertainment. Having a few options on hand will help to keep you from getting bored. Be sure to download any movies or books so that you have them ready to go.
These five apps will make your trip go as smoothly as possible. It is worth your time to make the effort to download these apps before you take off.
Travis paine is a entrepreneur, blogger, time traveller. Born in Australia and bought up and grew up in Sri lanka. Now currently living at sweden and blogging is my life.