Image: Flickr, martinak15 People love to travel, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Luckily, there’s a lot of technology from cutting edge apps to old favourites (we love you GPS) to make every phase of your trip better. These are, in our opinion, the best technologies to ensure your holiday is a smooth-sailing, stress-free adventure.
There’s a remarkable number of navigation apps out there, and they are are truly the light of our traveling lives. How we ever managed to travel without them is anyone’s guess. Apps such as CoPilot GPS and BackCountry Navigator help you find the quickest route from A to B by using real-time social updates. All we had before handy map apps were obnoxious, unwieldy tourist maps. Not particularly practical.
TripAdvisor is like your holiday personal assistant. The reviewing site written by travelers for travelers features a range of reviews, from those in the vein of “Clean, convenient and friendly,” to more cutthroat appraisals that warn, “Don’t stay here, EVER!” You know you’re always going to get an honest assessment of a hotel or restaurant with TripAdvisor.
Language barriers can be quite difficult to break through. They’re comical at times, sure, but they’re mainly just a point of frustration. Enter the SMS Translator. This handy app translates text messages into a different language. Just type your message, add your contact’s phone number, tap to translate and hit send. You can also translate replies into English. This can be super useful when learning about local culture. Read more…