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Travel Software: 5 Useful Apps You Need to Know About
Posted by :GreciaPosted date : January 5, 2017In Tourism GuideComments Off on Travel Software: 5 Useful Apps You Need to Know About
Traveling is soul food – it’s amazing how much a person can grow by meeting foreigners, learning about different cultures and their ways. It’s a mistake that people don’t seem to have enough time to go to a strange land at least twice a year and charge their batteries, so they can get back to their life with a refreshing attitude and a new perspective.
However, your traveling experience can be awful – I’m sure that you must have gone through (or at least you know someone who did) an unfortunate series of bad events for which there’s only bad luck to blame. The great thing is that you can use a bunch of very useful apps in order to lower the damage and find your way back to having fun.
You’ll Need a Good Translator
Trying to communicate with people without speaking the same language can be very amusing and challenging as well, but sometimes you just can’t understand what the other person is trying to tell you or better yet – show you with the cunning use of arms and legs.
You have a lot of options here – the classical choice would be Google Translator and I’m sure you’ll find this piece of software quite useful. Another option you should consider is Duolingo, but you should know that this is an educational app which will help you learn a certain language. You start at level one and climb your way up from there – you can even chat with bots and thus prepare for the real thing.
Booking Can Be Easy
Your whole traveling experience can be ruined because of delayed flights and other complications that tend to happen when transportation is involved. There is an app called Skyscanner which gives you an insight into everything that’s happening in the sky and it always displays the cheapest price. Apart from that, you can set it to send you notifications when deals change, so that you’re updated with new prices.
Help with Getting Around
Getting lost when you’re in a foreign place can be really scary – panic does its part and everything starts looking like a threat. Instead of forcing yourself to speak to strangers who don’t look that pleasant, you can find your way back to your hotel or friends by using Google Maps.
You should also know that you can use the Uber app – they have over one million drivers who are spread out over four hundred different cities worldwide, in seventy countries. Just remember to check whether the place you’re going to is Uber-friendly.
Know Your Money
Getting used to a different currency requires an adaptation period. For the time necessary for you to realize how much money you’re actually spending, you may become a victim of cons. In order to avoid this unpleasant situation, you can use XE Currency – it will enable you to switch between different monetary values in seconds and you’ll always know whether a certain price is realistic or not.
A piece of advice for you – when searching for new apps for travel purposes or otherwise, you should check their rating and make sure they are legit. I have been using Crowd Reviews when it comes to learning about unfamiliar software and I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.
Learn About Foods and Drinks
The most difficult thing for me when I’m traveling to a new place is finding nice places to eat that don’t serve overpriced meals that won’t really satisfy your appetite when you’re starving. Instead of embarrassing yourself by going from restaurant to a restaurant and checking their menus and prices, you can simply ask Yelp and it will provide you with a ton of useful information regarding great places where you can eat delicious meals or go out.
Some people believe that technology stole spontaneity from traveling, but I don’t think this is quite true – using smart apps like these will save you time and money, which you can spend on having fun. So, the next time you’re packing, remember to make your smartphone travel-friendly.
Grecia is the author of tournavationmke.com. She loves to travel around the world and share her experience and knowledge about the travel industry, features about travel trends. Prior to travel writing, Grecia covered Internet and Technology articles and contributing for many other web blogs.