Travelling is one of the most exciting parts of my life. I believe, there are a lot of people who feel the same about it. The more you travel, the more you want to explore. And there is nothing better in the world than the feeling of freedom the getting off airplane gives you. Especially, if you are on board and your adventure begins right now and right here.
Though the most exciting part begins along with your adventure, the anticipation of it all brings a lot of satisfaction as well. When your tickets are booked, apartments are waiting for you to come, there is always some time to spend preparing for your adventure and planning everything. In the modern world, with the developed technologies and smartphones in every pocket, this part plays a significant role.
There are numerous ways to assure you are ready for the trip. Especially, when it comes to the variety of apps created for your smartphone. As the apps industry provides us with thousands of various apps for travelers, sometimes it can be difficult to pick the one you need. That is why I am going to share with you the top 10 list of the apps I use. I do hope it will be helpful.
Kindle (iOS and Android)
If you think about the best way to spend time while on your way to the destination point, the answer is always reading. My traveling experience says that a good book, interesting article or favorite magazine makes everything better. You will not have to waste your time thinking about pink elephants and their role in your Imaginarium, as well as you will be free from carrying a heavy bag with books with you.
SAS Survival Guide (iOS and Android)
This app is a must-have for all those who can find themselves off the beaten path, for the adventurers and dreamers. It will help you to learn a Morse code in a minute or to teach you how to make a fire. There are hundreds of survival skills this app can provide you. Just try it once and it will become one of your favorite ones.
FlightAware (iOS and Android)
When you need to get from point A to point B without delays and wasting your time, this app is the best. It shows any flight in a real-time and allows you to escape unwanted do-nothingsm at airports.
LoungeBuddy (iOS and Android)
If you skip the previous point and suddenly find yourself in an airport with a need to kill hours, this app will provide you the access to 170 airport lounges worldwide on a pay-by-use basis.
Google Translate (iOS and Android)
Parlez-vous francais? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Вы говорите по-русски? Nihongo ga dekimasŭka? If you do not, Google Translate, available both offline and real-time, will help you to find a common language with people from all across the globe.
Duolingo (iOS and Android)
If the previous option is not what you looking for and you have a desire to learn a foreign language, Duolingo that covers 27 languages will teach you how to speak this or that language step by step.
TripIt (iOS and Android)
TripIt is your best friend when it comes to organization process. It is good for those who do not want to keep every flight and every booking in mind. The app will create a simple itinerary with maps included.
XE (iOS and Android)
It is the best currency exchange app ever. So if you do not want to get lost in numbers of foreign currencies, it is a must-have.
AroundMe (iOS and Android)
As you can guess, the app was created to show you everything that goes around you in order not to miss something interesting or not to waste your time looking for a nearest bank, gas station, hospital, whatever.
Wiffinity (iOS and Android)
While many people prefer to travel without a constant access to the internet, for some of us it is a must-have. The app will show you a database of nearest WiFi networks with passwords.