Planning a trip soon?
Be sure not to leave your cell phone behind.
Some of the best and most helpful traveling tools can be found at the palm of your hand in the form of downloadable apps.
Read on to discover 5 downloadable tools that will make your traveling easier.
Stop what you’re doing and download the Yelp app on your cell phone stat.
When you’re traveling to a new place, you have no idea what restaurants are good or even available. You certainly don’t want to waste your few precious days of vacation eating subpar food.
Yelp is an app that will tell you the best places to eat near you.
In the mood for tacos? Simply type “tacos” into your Yelp app and it will give you a list of restaurants, what’s on their menu, and how far away it is.
2) City Mapper
City Mapper is an app that covers big city transit.
When you’re trying to find the most efficient way to get from point A to point B on your vacation, simply pull up your City Mapper app.
This app will give you the route you should take and give you the time it will take you to get there. It will recommend a bus stop or a metro stop and even give you walking directions.
There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars a night for a hotel room when you can use the Airbnb app at your new location.
Airbnb shows you a list of people in the area who are renting out their homes and apartments for a short amount of time.
Feeling unsafe? Don’t worry, every single Airbnb posting has reviews available. Only stay at the places that were reviewed well.
You want to make sure the place was clean and well kept before you decide to stay there. Airbnb rentals are great for single people, married couples, and LGBT vacations.
Once you get to your destination it would be best if you had a convenient way to get around.
Ubers are generally less expensive and more easily accessible than many city’s taxis.
Be sure to download the Uber app before you go and put your credit card information into it. From there all you have to do is request a ride and wait a few minutes for your driver to carry you off into your holiday fun.
5) Google Translate
If you’re going to a country that doesn’t speak your language, it’s best to learn a few terms beforehand.
Practice saying basic phrases like “thank you”, “hello”, and “where is the nearest bathroom?”
Since you can’t be expected to learn an entirely new language before you travel everywhere, Google Translate is your next best option.
Google Translate will convert messages from your language into the language you need to speak in a manner of seconds.
Try These Downloadable Tools for Your Dream Vacation
Whenever you go on vacation it’s essential you are prepared.
Luckily with modern technology, a lot of the preparation comes down to having the right downloadable tools on your cell phone.
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