There are those who resist, but it is certain that Smartphones have changed or let me have the liberty to say improved our life. It has never been as easy as it is currently to stay informed and in touch with people around the world. Why are you reading all these things on a Travel Blog, the reason is now a days travellers are the people who need to be connected to the world more than any one and here a smartphone can solve all your issues.
Recently, Skyscanner.com released a list of the best mobile apps for on-the-road people or for those who want to be.
From airline tickets to playing ping pong passing all the boring hours waiting for your plane to take off. You can check the categories of applications that will definitely make your life easier and not let you lose your mind with the boredom of the trip.
“So this is the plan …”
Although for some people it’s a lifestyle, going out to explore the unknown places but then again it’s very risky. If you really want to enjoy the most of your trip, it is good to be informed about the destination: understand what you can, what you want and then how to do it. To save time and be organized, even if it is not your strength, these are the applications that will help you out:
What can I…?
Still thinking of planning, if you already know the answer to the questions ‘where?’ and ‘how?’ then now you need to answer ‘what?’. This is the part which will transform your journey into an experience of a lifetime. The following apps will be light in many cities around the world:
So now you have already chosen a destination. Now it is time for action and that starts with buying the airline tickets. This can be a herculean task ,to find flights that combine quality services, dates, times and mainly, good prices. For this, there are already several websites that can help you (as Skyscanner itself), but having this service as an application makes things even easier. Not just to find and buy your tickets but these apps are also very useful to check the situation and times of your flight according to the company’s system. To do this, you can use the following applications:
Bag and baggage
Almost done, time to pack and even if you’ve already traveled many times before, this will never be the easiest part of your journey. From the list of things to take up to how to put everything in the bag, is always an exhaustive and sometimes frustrating task. So many times it might have happened before that forgot something and/or took something that you didn’t even used on the trip? Although we know this will always happen by “law” (Murphy’s law), some apps will help you to reduce the stress:
And then the question arises, how will you get around? Walk quietly without getting lost. Whether by taxi, bus or subway, these applications will guide you:
Do you speak my language?
The language is often a limitation when we need to choose a destination. But, thanks to our advanced technology, this has been a less common barrier. And if you still are one of those who walk with a mini-dictionary in your pocket, here we have few applications that will simplify your life.
- Nemo English
- Translate Text
- Travel Interpreter
- Busuu.com – English travel course
- Off guide Phase Book
Do you think it’s gonna rain?
The weather factor influences your trip , even if you don’t agree. From planning to packing time, transportation, etc. So it’s good to be safe, not to feel cold, warm or wet.
One of the most important factors of a culture is its food. Traveling abroad is a great opportunity to taste the unique flavors of each region. These apps will help you find the best restaurants and bars, not only traditional foods, but in general. But honestly hope you do not keep looking for the nearest McDonald’s.
BONUS: Hellofood (local)
Travel deserves to be recorded. Pictures are the best way to share your moments and save as a keepsake. If you like photography, these applications are perfect for you:
Everybody is subject to long hours at airport, bus, train or any kind of station (it is going to happen). In this case, the best way to deal with the spare time is to turn your smartphone into a video game. Here is the most famous (and addictive) games among the tourists: