7 Great Apps for Traveling Abroad
Let’s face it, the future is all about tech! How many people around you –including yourself – have access to a smart phone and a whole range of apps? Be honest, it’s probably most of them. That’s a good thing. Let's face it, we're hooked on our phones, they provide us with a whole range of things, especially when we're not at home to enjoy our creature comforts. Our phones give us access to things like:
- Oh...and the phone.
When we're away from home and don't necessarily have access to a computer, our phones often become our lifelines! Here are some apps we recommend you download before you travel:
Yes, maybe this one’s a little obvious, but that said, it’s still a great app to have in a pinch, especially now that you can download offline areas to make sure you’ve got an accurate map even if you don’t have a GPS or data roaming ability. If you’re not a fan of Google Maps, the always popular Waze is another great option. (Free)
Released by the Cancer Council of Victoria (Australia), SunSmart is an very useful, even for a winter destination, this little app sounds an alarm when the UV ratings spike, giving you plenty of warning to add that extra layer, put on a hat, and/or slather on some sunscreen. Especially useful if you’re traveling as a family and you want to make sure the kids don’t get sunburnt! No one wants to be lobster red when coming back from a beautiful luxury holiday, not only is it unseemly, it’s also dangerous! (Free)
This app is brilliance incarnate. If you're like me and you're always packing and repacking, then Packpoint is for you. After a short survey in which it gauges your travel habits, it'll generate the perfect list - it may not cover everything but at least it covers the bases! (Free)
No doubt we'll be revisiting this topic since it's constantly changing! Do you have any favorite apps you won't travel without? Tell us about them! Your selection may get featured in a future post!