It’s a great big world and can be daunting especially if you don’t have an entourage that travels with and takes care of you. Now, don’t be afraid! there are loads of apps that we travel with and have been instrumental in stopping us from getting lost. Also much more, helping us make the best use of our time.
Maps – You should download a map of the city you will be in, Google, Apple, any digital map you have available. Google has been the best I’ve used so far. and the amazing thing is, that even if you don’t have internet as long as your GPS is enabled and you previously downloaded a detailed map, you will be able to track where you are.
Bank App – Your bank’s app can be quite useful, being stranded in a foreign land with no money is nightmarish. This will always come in handy whether its checking if you have overspent your budget or rescuing yourself from an unfortunate situation.
Foursquare – It has maps, popular places, tips from people that have been there, recommendations of different places. It’s a no-brainer and you don’t have to check-in.
TripAdvisor – This also works like Foursquare with maps, recommendations and you can also ask questions in the forums, but it gives a great overview on the place you are heading to.
Triposo – This delivers up-to-date information, detailed maps and intelligent recommendations for more than 15,000 destinations in 200 countries around the world. Location, time, weather, language and personal preferences are considered to deliver custom, real-time recommendations of places to go and things to see. Whether you are a planner or prefer to go with the flow, Triposo helps you discover the unexpected and experience travel in a new way.
With travel in a few hours for us, here are a few apps we want to try and perhaps you should to.
Apps to Try:
Field Trip [Android]- Running in the background, this app notifies you when something cool is nearby.
My Tracks [Android] – Records your speed, distance, elevation, and path while moving outdoors
Sygic GPS Navigatio – The world’s most popular offline navigation app.
Rove [iOS] – An app that automatically creates beautiful travel logs while your phone sits quietly in your pocket.