When travelling abroad it’s not always easy to get to grips with the culture, language, travelling around and accommodation which is why numerous apps have been created to make it a little easier. Here are the top 5 travel apps to use while abroad:
Foursquare is full of information to help you to find everything from the best places to dine to a hole in the wall to get your hands on your cash when you need it. You give it your tastes from dining to activities and you will get a refined list helping you to make a faster choice so that you can make the most of your time abroad. Whatever you are looking for, this app will help you to find it.
If you’re looking for accuracy in transit directions then Google Maps is the app to have to hand. Whatever country, city or town you are visiting it comes out on top for giving you directions that are easy to follow and even colour coded to make it even easier. You can download the maps to use even when you can’t get WiFi or a sim for your phone nearby. What makes it better is that after a month the maps that you have downloaded expire so that they won’t take up your storage.
App in the Air
If you travel a lot then App in the Air is a great way to keep track of where you are going, have been or are looking to go in the future. You can use it to check the status of the airport before you leave so you know exactly what to expect on arrival. This makes it easier to work out when to venture out rather than waiting around. You can even use it to find out how many miles you have travelled and it can be used with the Apple Watch. You also have the option of collecting badges when you travel giving you a sense of extra reward.
Airbnb is an app that allows you to book flats, studios and other accommodation, whether at home or away. It’s a great way to live just like the locals and even select places to stay that have facilities to wash your clothing so you can pack lighter. If you really want to get into the culture of the country you are visiting then Airbnb is a must have app.
if you are visiting a country where you don’t speak the language or only speak it a little then iTranslate Voice is a lifesaver. This allows you to look up the language in the country you are visiting quickly and you can communicate with others in real time without having to type! By simply tapping the English icon all you have to do is type what you want to say and you will get a result in seconds. No more getting on the wrong train, bus or eating something you are pretty sure you didn’t order. If you are communicating with another person that has the app installed on their device you can link them so that it’s even easier to communicate despite the language barrier. If you use certain phrases regularly you can save them so that they can be referred to quickly when you need them.