Travelling 2.0: Getting By With A Little App Help
Travel has changed over recent years. These days, rather than going to a travel agent and getting them to arrange everything for you, you may prefer to do it all yourself.
This can help to cut costs, but it can also cause you a headache when it comes to arranging everything on your own.
Fortunately, there are a number of excellent apps available that can really help to take the hassle out of your planning. Here are a few of the best to download to your phone.
TripIt has quickly become THE app for travel planning. When you buy everything separately for your trip, including the flight, the hotel, and the car rental, it can often become confusing keeping track of it all. TripIt takes the hassle out of it.
The smart app collects the details of your trips via your email receipts, and it then converts them into an easy-to-follow itinerary so you can keep all of your details in once place. So download the app and never lose track of the details again.
Planning a vacation or business trip involves more than just sorting out the flight and accommodation. You will also want to have some plans in place for what to do when you arrive. While guidebooks still have their place, these days many people choose to use an app like TripAdvisor.
This app will provide you with details of all of the best restaurants, hotels, and places of interest, all reviewed by real travelers, making it easier than ever to choose where to spend your time in your new destination.
Weather Live Free
Nothing is worse than arriving at a new destination and getting the weather completely wrong. You want to know exactly what it is going to be like so you can plan your sightseeing. This detailed weather app will provide you with accurate weather forecasts for free.
Get detailed seven-day forecasts for locations all over the world so you can plan well ahead. It could even help you decide what clothes to pack, and you won’t be dependent on the local weather forecast when you arrive.
Budgeting for your trip can often cause problems, especially when you will be using a different currency in your destination. The XE Currency app will help you here. Get accurate and updated exchange rates for any currency, find out exactly how much you should be getting in the local currency for your dollars, and budget ahead for how much you want to spend each day.
Getting around once you arrive at your destination can often cause problems. If you are staying in a city, you may prefer to use the public transport rather than hiring a car, but this can be confusing. So use an app like Citymapper to find out details of routes, journey times, and more in many destinations, and take the hassle out of traveling.
Use Apps to Make Travel Easier
Successful trips require a lot of planning. These apps all provide useful tools that you can use to take the hassle out of your trip. So wherever you are going, make sure you download some of these useful apps to your phone and take the hard work out of trip planning.
A guest post by Katie Jarvis who is a busy working mom of three little angels who can of course sometimes be little devils! She writes about family life and using technology to make things run a little bit smoother.
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