Travel Essentials 101: 6 Apps Every Woman Needs For Her Next Vacay
The summer is almost upon us, which means just one exciting thing: It’s vacation season! If you’ve got your next great escape booked already, we’ve got a nice little treat for you. Before you jet off to faraway lands, there are some handy apps that you definitely should have.
Here are just six that you need to download right now:
1. App in the Air
Image via App In The Air via iTunes App Store
In the lead up to your trip, you want to keep an eye on your flight’s status. The sorry truth of the matter is that delays and cancellations do happen these days. To save you checking loads of different sites and apps, there’s just one thing you need. App in the Air is a wonderful tool that lets you check out the latest flight details in mere seconds. Plus, it offers the very best coverage of airports and airlines all around the globe.
One of the best ways to relax and unwind when you’re away is to listen to some of your favorite tracks. This app is ideal as it lets you access thousands upon thousands of songs and podcasts whenever you want them the most. It’s well worth downloading before you head on your travels. Oh, and if you’ve already got Spotify, you may want to take this time to make some chilled out vacay playlists.
If you’re headed on a city break, this handy little app really is a must-have. Of course, you don’t want to spend all your vacay trying to work out how to get around town. That’s where Citymapper comes into play. All you need to do is type in where you are and where you want to go — the app will do the rest. It will find the quickest route to your destination along with the public transport that can get you there.
4. Google Translate
Unless you’re fluent in an array of languages, you’ll have a teeny-tiny problem when you travel. Getting used to the local lingo is way harder than it actually sounds. That’s why, it may well be worth downloading Google Translate. With this genius little app, you can translate words and even phrases in real-time. What’s more, you can even point your camera at signs, menus, and the like and have the app give you a direct translation. ¿Fantastico, si?
5. Time Out: Discover Your City
Research is key when it comes to having an incredible break away. Before you head off to your destination, it’s well worth checking out what’s there. Time Out is one of the best apps for tourists as it’s packed full of helpful information and tips. Make sure that you have this app ahead of time so you can take a peek at what your vacay has in store for you. While you’re there, you can also use the app to find the best places to eat, drink, and sightsee.
6. Google Trips
There are some people out there who like to simply ‘go with the flow’ when it comes to their vacay. Then, there’s the rest of us who plan every single detail of our vacation down to the very minute. If you fall into the latter category, you will adore Google Trips. By using this app, you can schedule every single part of your break from your hotel to your travel. There’s also a whole load of information about places of local interest and curated day trips to boot. Nothing could be easier!