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6 Best Apps To Use While Travelling

If you are planning a trip, do not forget to pack your smartphone! This handy little device can pack a lot of power for you while you are away from home. There are apps for just about everything, and that includes for travel. Keep reading to learn about six of the best apps to use while travelling and your next journey will be even better than the last!

TripIt

There is a lot of information you need to keep track of while you are travelling, including flights and other pre-booked modes of transport, hotel reservations, restaurant reservations, and pre-booked activities. TripIt is a handy application that keeps track of all items on your itinerary. It even has the ability to let you share the information with the necessary people - so you can keep someone informed of your travels easily.

Mint

Travelling can get quite expensive. You have to take transport into account, as well as hotel costs, costs of organized activities and entrance fees, as well as some money for souvenirs. It is a good idea to have a budjet so that you do not overdo it while you are travelling. You have to have a life afterwards, after all. Mint helps you track your expenses right on your phone, so you can be sure of what you are spending without breaking the bank.

ICE: In Case of Emergency

No one wants a crisis to occur, but sometimes they do. The worst possible thing is to find yourself caught without any preparation, particularly in a foreign country. Whiel you cannot predict emergencies, the ICE application helps you organize as much emergency information as possible. This app will house information about medical conditions, emergency contact information, medication, allergies, your primary care physician’s information, and more. You can even translate it into another language, such as Dutch, French, Italian, and Vietnamese.

Foodspotting

Travelling around the world gives you the opportunity to try a countless variety of dishes. The trouble? Picking what you should try and knowing it will be good. Foodspotting is a visual app that allows people to snap pictures of dishes they love and share them with others using the application. If you want to find a delicious dish, all you need to do is enter your location and search with the type or name of food you would like to try.

Google Maps

Carrying around paper maps can be quite irritating while you are trying to traverse foreign cities. This is why apps like Google Maps can really help you out! The app can tell where you are via satellites. If you know where you want to go, just choose the option for directions and type it in. The application will then tell you what route to take and how long it will take you to get there. It will also give you options for modes of transport, including driving, public transit, and walking.

Instagram

Travel is the perfect time to share pictures with your friends and family. Best of all, you can do so right from your smartphone with Instagram! Just snap a picture through the application, apply a filter if you choose, and upload it. You can even share your photos to other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter if you so choose.

These are some of the most popular and useful apps you can sue on your smartphone to help you while travelling abroad. However, many of them use data on some level. This used to mean you had to face high roaming charges with your mobile carrier, but no longer. You can purchase a Data Only International SIM card from iRoam and save up to 90 percent on the roaming costs your mobile carrier would charge. You can even purchase a SIM card that will allow you to call and text your loved ones back home for affordable prices too! Travel peacefully with an iRoam SIM card today!

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