Traveling to a new city is certainly not a soulless thing. But, apart from the buzz it also creates challenges all the way such as food preferences, finding your way around or understanding the local language.
Nevertheless, these things are manageable if you are a well-versed traveler, but in case you are not, the hitches you might face are numerous.
Don’t fret, because in this era of technology nothing can be difficult to face. A smartphone can turn as your rescuer, be your best friend, travel planner, and lifeline alike.
Here’s how your smartphone apps can come to the aid of you if you are traveling outside your state for the first time:
At times you may feel weary, lost or might not want to walk back to your hotel or drive a rental car. At such times a ride-sharing application can come to your rescue and take you back to your desired location.
Apps like Lyft, Uber or Juno become a must at such times.
Keep Your Dear Ones Updated
WhatsApp status and Instagram stories can help you keep your friends and family back home updated with your latest travel adventure. Be cautious when clicking selfies or photographs and videos and keep one's distance from dangerous locations. You can also share your real-time location with the app.
Find Best Eating Places
You can step inside any restaurant or eating place and enjoy a street snack, but tasting the city’s best food in popular restaurants is second to none. The apps like Seamless or Yelp is a great way to discover local favorites. At times, even Instagram hashtags from locals and travelers who know the city’s best spots help.
Know Your Way
You can turn on Google maps to make sure you always travel in the right path. In case you are traveling to a place where the internet is slow, mobile data is expensive, or you can’t get online, you can save an area from Google Maps to your phone or tablet and use it even when you’re offline. Besides Google Maps, there are also several other offline map apps (Sygic, Maps.me, City maps to go) to help you out with routes.
A basic understanding of a local language of the place you are traveling can turn your travel experience comfy. In case you are little or no awareness of the local language, iTranslate Voice does exactly what the name suggests: translating conversations. All you need to do is select the language and leave the rest to the app.
To make sure your stay is perfect, you’ll need an app like Booking.com or Make My Trip that comes with a lot of options from ticket bookings to hotel bookings.
By Sowmya Sangam