There’s no reason why you have to spend precious minutes of your holidays looking for somewhere good to eat, finding in-door activities on wet days or making yourself understood.
Smartphones and iPads are becoming some of the major items to pack in your case because of the large number of apps designed to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.
Eat, Drink and be Merry – Available from iTunes
Word of mouth is always a reliable way to find a restaurant, cafe or bar to get stuck into food you like, but when you’re abroad it could be tricky to find the perfect place. UrbanSpoon for iPhones is the ideal app to find a food outlet, complete with maps and icons to help you make reservations. It covers international destinations so if you’re setting off on your holidays to Egypt you can make sure you’re sitting down to some tasty food before going to see the pyramids.
Find Your Voice – Available from iTunes
Exploring overseas cities is great fun and cheap holidays to Greece give lots of opportunities to wonder around hilly towns/cities with white washed houses and ancient ruins, like the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. But this means you could get lost and find it difficult to ask for directions. App translators can get your message across clearly and the Greek English Dictionary and Translator by BitKnights LLC is perfectly designed for your Greece trip.
You might find travel in the EU easier when it comes to changing currency because of familiarity with the Euro. But if your destination has its own currency then it can get confusing when you want to compare costs. Package holidays to Turkey are popular thanks to the east meets west fusion featuring lively resorts, exciting holiday activities, exotic food and byzantine sites. The destination also has its own Turkish Lira and now the XE Mobile Currency App is on hand to help you convert currency – so you can bag yourself a bargain in the huge bazaars!
Picture Perfect – Available from iTunes
Your holiday memories can be stored as photos on lots of different websites and devices. So whether you’re showing off your images from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or recording the great time you had during Carnival in Barcelona you’ll want the pictures to be perfect. The PhotoPal app by MacPhun LLC gives you the chance to edit your images before you let them loose on the World Wide Web.
Take the Weather With You – Available from iTunes
Some destinations like the Canaries and St Petersburg in Florida are more than likely to be basking in sunlight all year round – but you might not be quite so lucky in other locations. This is why the WeatherPro app by MeteoGroup Deutschland GmbH is a handy download. Here you can get forecasts for many different locations so you only have to decide whether it’s a beach or indoor attractions’ day.