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Saturday, 27 August 2016

If You Love To Travel, Check Out These Apps

If you are anything like me, you love your apps. Especially if they help you make the most of your holidays. There are lot of great new travel apps on the market. But there are some specific ones that you just cannot do without if you are planning a trip aboard any time soon. Read on for some top picks.

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Media apps
First of all long journeys can be boring, even if there is something exciting at the end of them to look forward. That's why it’s handy to always have an entertainment app at hand. You can get e- reading apps to catch up with that latest romance novel during a bus ride. Or how about a movie streaming app like ShowBox App Download - Free Movies App so that car journey isn't so boring when you're not driving?

If you are doing a city tour, why not download an audiobook through an app like audible that is set in the country for the city that you are in. It can help you get into the swing of things. Just remember to keep one earphone out, and your wits about you if you are in a strange place.

Google Maps
Of course, anyone from a seasoned traveler to an occasional holiday maker knows that map apps like the one from Google are essential. In many areas, you can get the time of public transport through these apps, as well as being able to pinpoint exactly where you are.

A useful feature that some have, that is particularly clever, is that you can get audio directions through your headphones. Then you can explore a new city at your ease, without worrying that you look too much like a lost tourist.

Taxi Apps
Another way to prevent highlighting yourself as a non local is by using taxi apps such as Uber. Then you can travel around your chosen location with ease and cut out the need for public transport altogether.  

Google Translate
Another app that you can’t do without on your adventures is one that will translate what people are saying to you. You can try one such as I translate or Google Translate. It is so helpful, especially if you are traveling alone to be able to get the gist of a menu or what a hotel reception clerk is telling you.

Jet Lag Apps
Lastly if you are a fan of long-haul trips, then you probably know all about the perils of jet lag. Cause by crossing a time zone, jet lag is when your body stays on ‘the clock’ of the previous area that you are in. This mean you want to sleep in the middle of the day and wake up at night!

Luckily, there are now even apps to help you overcome your jet lag as quick as possible. Apps like Jet Lag Rooster help you to close the gap between the previous time zone and the one you are in now. They do this by coming up with a sleep plan to get you into the new time zones’ pattern. So even if you can't get rid of it completely, you can minimize jet lag and the impact that it has on your trip.  

*This post is contributed.

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