In the world of modernization and drastic developments in the science and technology, we often forget the usage of smart accessories and applications while traveling and use orthodox methods during our trip. As a result, we either end up heading the wall or find an outdated outcome. To give frequent travelers an edge from other typical travelers, Travelation presents a new era of smartphone apps that allow you not only utilize the most apt device in your pocket, but also usage of technology to find better outcome. If you are planning a getaway in near future, following travel apps will be the best help for you to reduce pain and confusion:
- Road trip Apps
Driving along with family and friends is the biggest responsibility as well as the best experience you can have. For the travelers taking frequent road trips, these apps are the lifesaver. Try Waze for latest traffic updates on highway and follow your route according to the congestion. Apps like Gas Buddy, Toll Smart, iOn Road, Roadside Americas and Roadtrippers are the apps that will help you to determine your next stopover and find the gas station, toll charges, speed limit alerts, and attractions at roadside respectively. These apps are extremely helpful and will keep your kids occupied and make them feel like a co-pilot without a driving wheel. So, play a game while on road and enjoy a happy and safe road trip.
- Subway or Train Schedule Apps
There are several apps that are helpful to give you the routes to take, number of train/subway, number of stops and even the fare while traveling far away from home. Try some simple apps like a Metro, DB Navigator, MetrO, Google Maps Navigation and more that are somewhat accurate to give you some helpful information. It may seem quite easy to understand the local transportation, yet if you are in a city where language, driving patterns and even the gestures are communication barriers, the best idea is to stick with your phone and use these apps and reach to your destination in time without spending a fortune on taxis.
- Offline Maps
Using a smartphone for live navigation in a city of another country or continent can put a heavy toll on your phone bills and sometimes give you inappropriate information. To save some quality time and money while traveling abroad, it is advised to use some of the offline map options available for every destination. Apps like CityMaps2Go and Maplets are the most used and prominent offline map apps that are easy to use as well as helpful to find the local attractions and your local route. Download the map of your respective destination before leaving home and get delighted with the utmost variety of local attractions while exploring them without any extra spending.
- Airport and Airline Assistance Apps
It is quite a hassle when you are planning to leave for the airport and finding a way to save some time which can be wasted while standing in the unnecessary queues or sitting at the waiting lounge and watching every second passes by in the wait of your flight arrival. Well, with the apps like Boingo, Airport Ace, Fly Smart, Air Sleep and MyTSA, you can save some precious moments and know about the status of check-in, flight arrival, security check and more while sitting home and preparing for a much awaited trip.
- Language Translation Apps
The biggest barrier when you are traveling to the cities of South America, Mexico, Europe, Gulf countries, Asia and Russia. And when you are unaware of the local language, it becomes really hard to survive among the people who are not much familiar with the universal language English. To give you an edge and support your language barrier, there are some apps available over the internet that will help you to translate the sign boards and understand whatever is said by the taxi driver. Apps like Google Translate, Google Googles, Vorce, iTranslate and ImageIt are a few examples that makes life easier when you are facing so much trouble communicating with strangers.
Although, there are tons of other apps that can give you some fantastic user reviews of places to visit, giving a detailed travel guide and more which comes handy while traveling to a completely strange city. So, next time when you plan your getaway with family and friends, try the apps above and enjoy traveling like a boss. Stay tuned for more travel tips for a successful journey with Travelation.