Information On The Go As You Travel With Convenience
As a traveler who is far from home, we are usually on a constant search for information in the place we are in. We want to know the best hotel deals, the best places to eat, how to go to these places, what people say about the places we are looking at and so on. With the internet we can now these answers faster. Here are 14 useful apps for travelers.
Probably the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor provides tips, photos, suggestions, comments and unbiased reviews of various establishments including hotels, restaurants and several others. It also provides users with booking for hotel accommodation and flights.
A global search engine for people to compare prices for flights, hotels and car for hire.
3. The Weather Channel
Stay informed with reliable forecasts, interactive radar and real-time rain alerts, backed by the most trusted name in weather. As a traveler you have to make sure that you are well prepared for the weather ahead.
4. Google Maps and Google Earth
Google Maps and Google Earth are the best tools in searching for locations. With Google’s massive global database, you most of the locations you would like to search are probably inside the maps already. It enables you to find your destination, has GPS features, get driving directions, and also has some reviews of establishments, get terrain information and street view. Google also provides satellite imagery which makes these apps outstanding.
Uber is a vehicle booking app similar to that of booking a taxi but this one you get to ride a private vehicle with a fixed fare rate. You get the luxury of riding a private vehicle to your destination.
Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables people to list, find, and rent vacation homes for a processing fee. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries. This is really useful when you want to search for short term rents like an overnight stay.
7. XE Currency
Get free live currency rates, tools, and analysis using the most accurate data. This is very useful for foreigners who are looking to convert their currency to local currencies.
8. Free Wi-Fi Finder
If you are on the hunt for a free Wi-Fi hotspot, JiWire’s Free Wi-Fi Finder app will help you find available networks anywhere in the world. Never feel helpless again without because you don’t have an internet access.
9. Google Translate
Google’s free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.
10. World Clock-Time Zones – timeanddate.com
This tool is very handy when you are in a foreign country, you would want to be aware of the time differential. It allows you to know the local time from where you came from in respect to the time of the country you are currently plus other useful features.
11. MSW Surf Forecast
This app is surfer’s best friend. The app forecasts the waves and tides for the day.
You might be surprised but the Notes app can actually come really handy. It allows you to write an save notes about anything you just want to write about. It serves are your digital notebook.
A classic, this tool has been used since ancient times, the compass app will guide you to your directions.
When you are in another country and your local mobile provider does not allow or you don’t have roaming features subscribed, Viber allows you to text and call your contacts.
There are literally hundreds of travel related apps out there for both iOS and Android platforms but we just listed what we believe come in the most handy or common. You may want to explore more through Google Play and Apple App Store.