Technology is invading every part of our lives, including traveling! This is not a bad thing, though. With the right smartphone apps, traveling can be much easier and more enjoyable. Keep reading for our top picks!
1. Google Maps
Navigating a new city or country can be like walking through a maze blindfolded. Google Maps helps you find your way by giving step-by-step directions. You can get directions for walking, driving, transit, and biking.
2. Cruise Apps
If you are cruising, most cruise lines have free smartphone apps for various pre-cruise and onboard uses. Download the cruise line’s smartphone app BEFORE you board the ship. You can view your itinerary, make dining reservations, track onboard spending, and more! Some cruise lines are even offering check-in through their app.
3. Airline Apps
All major airlines have apps that you can download to check the status of your flights. This is very useful in a time when flight delays and cancellations are becoming more prevalent. You can also set up notifications through some airline apps and it will notify you of any flight changes.
International phone plans can get quite pricey. If you are worried about your phone bill while traveling abroad, WhatsApp can come in handy. It allows you to make calls and send texts for free if you are connected to WiFi.
5. Google Translate
If you’re concerned about language barriers while traveling internationally, download a translation app on your phone. Apps like Google Translate can provide quick translations through text, voice, or pictures. You can also translate text from images like menus, maps, etc. by scanning them on the app.
Splitting bills in different countries can be difficult, or nonexistent. Splitwise makes it easy by tracking shared expenses so you can make sure everyone gets paid back. The best part about this app is that it does all the math for you!
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