Back in the day when we traveled, we used to lug around guide books to find out everything see-worthy in a city. We’d also have a pocket translator to help us communicate. But thanks technological advancements – there’s an app for that. Literally, any need you can think of when you’re away from home can be met to some degree with an app.
Lifehack writer Ancam expresses “If you’re like me, you sure want to have all the practical information handy way before you land in a new country. And even though you might have visited it before, you certainly didn’t get the chance to see all the places that are to be seen. Unless you’re Chris Guillebeau. Travel apps are always your best friend in this case. Want to go to a certain restaurant because one of your friends tweeted the picture of the most perfect, yummiest dish you’re craving? Or check out that gallery that’s running a timely exhibit of your favorite artist? Or maybe there’s a particular running route you want to cover within the next few days after you reach your destination? All of them are on these high-tech apps whenever you need them.” As you can surmise, the applications are many. Check out his list of 18 must-have travel apps.
Mobile apps aren’t only handy during your trips, but also during the planning stage. Your tech guide for real life, Tom’s Guide states that “proper planning makes all the difference between a rushed, stressful trip and a restful, worry-free vacation — especially if you’re traveling for the holidays. Luckily, mobile apps are here to help. From trip planners and itinerary generators to online marketplaces for flights and hotels, there’s no shortage of applications to ensure your trip goes smoothly. Here are a selection of apps we feel could [help you] before and during your next trip.”