Long gone are the days when paper maps and 300-page guidebooks were the answers to your travel problems. The latest round of apps solve a variety of everyday challenges for travelers: How much should I tip? Where’s the nearest restaurant or area attraction from my location? How can I access and review my work files while stuck on a 12-hour trans-Atlantic flight? Well, the answers to your questions could be right at your fingertips. Here are a few outstanding apps to enhance your travel experience.
Global Tipping Guide Pro (Android)
With tipping recommendations for more than 60 countries, the app is a popular choice for Android phones. Simply enter the country, bill amount, and the number of people and voila! The app calculates the tip amount.
Road Trippers (iPhone & Android)
Every now and then, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ fashion road trip. With the road trippers app at your fingertips you’ll discover the best diners, scenic spots, attractions, and hotels.
Air Sharing (iPhone & iPad)
For the business traveler who can’t afford to unplug during a long flight, the Air-sharing app allows you to view your documents on the go, NO Wi-Fi or Internet connection required.
Talking Translator Pro (Android)
With more than 50 languages supported, an off-line dictionary, and translation history available, the Talking Translator is a lifesaver for an international traveler.
TravelSafe Pro (Android)
TravelSafe Pro is peace of mind in your pocket, especially if you’re traveling abroad. It provides you access to country emergency numbers, embassies of your country worldwide, and useful country information such as voltages, plug types, and gratuity.
WhatsApp Messenger (iPhone & Android)
A great choice for keeping in contact with someone overseas. The WhatsApp uses “your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to message and call friends and family, so you don’t have to pay for every message or call.”
Do you have any favorite travel apps? Share them with me in the comments section below.