Traveling is a great way to give yourself a break and get away from the day to day routine that you have. However, when it comes to traveling, there is always the question of what you need when it comes to getting around in a new place. If you’re somewhere abroad, how do you communicate? Books can be clunky to carry and can make traveling difficult if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. Also, you may need a way to book a new place to stay if your reservation falls through.
But don’t fret as we’ve made a list of apps that will help you while you’re traveling to make things much easier on you.
Must Have Apps When Traveling
When it comes to traveling, it’s always important to book a place to stay ahead of time, especially if you’re going somewhere that’s popular. You’ll probably want to get the best price for the place you’re booking, or maybe you’re in a pinch and need a backup place to stay.
Apps like Hotels.com will help you find hotels in a specific area. You can even break down what amenities you’re looking for and which Hotels include a reward program so that you can access discounts or even a free night’s stay while you’re traveling. HotelTonight is another app that is great for finding accommodation and offers a similar reward program.
In addition to booking a place to stay, you might need some help getting around. If you’re looking for a ride to a specific area, you can use apps like Uber, however, Uber may not be available in the country you’re in. If you’re in Asia, try Didi or Grab, they are both similar to Uber and will help you get around. If you’re in South America, then Cabify is the go-to app, and in Africa, you’ll want an app called Bolt. You’ll want to set up your app before your trip, that way, you know it’s good to go.
When traveling, there are always moments when you don’t have anything to do. We’ve all been there; on a plane or train, just waiting to get to the next destination. Instead of scrolling through social media, seize the moment to spend some time clearing out the grey matter.
Apps like PokerStars, crossword, sudoku, and scrabble use traditional card and strategy games to help your brain make decisions faster. Not only that, but these types of games also help your ability to think on the fly, and learn from past mistakes.
If more traditional games aren’t your style, then you can try brain training apps like Luminosity or Cognifit. These apps are specifically designed to train your brain and will let you choose specific areas to work on to help improve cognitive function or memory function. Whichever way you choose to enhance your brain’s skills, it will be time well spent while waiting to get to your next destination.
Being able to communicate wherever you are is important. Beyond just asking the cost for an item or asking where the bathroom is, it’s nice to be able to connect with people.
That’s why apps like iTranslate Voice 3 are perfect for traveling abroad. These apps allow you to talk in real-time and will voice over what each person is saying to each other. All you have to do is speak into your phone, and the app will translate. With 42 languages available, you should be able to travel to most destinations and not deal with a significant language barrier.
Finally, when you’re out and about and you need to find a place to eat, there’s an app for that too. The location and type of food will determine what app you need.
If you want a homecooked meal, then you’ll want to check out EatWith. This app lets you make a reservation for events that are hosted by the locals. You’ll be able to make a more personal connection with the people you eat with by using this app.
If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat and just want to make sure a place is highly reviewed, then Yelp is the best option. You can set filters for the price and type of dining or food you want.
While traveling can be great, it can also be intimidating. However, with these apps on your phone, you should be ready to get out there and make the most of your trip. No matter where you go, there are always apps that help you connect with others, or allow you to experience a location in a fun way.
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