Mobile apps have changed the way we travel – providing support, assistance and entertainment to adventurers.
So before you jet off from the land down under, here are five awesome apps that will seriously improve your travel experience.
The PackPoint app is a must-have for the indecisive or last minute packer, because it creates a detailed packing list for you.
This savvy app considers factors such as location, activities, weather and washing facilities to put together a list super quick.
Your list gets its own web link too, which you can share with fellow travellers to help ease their packing struggles. To see the app in action, head to the official PackPoint website.
Tip: Weigh your luggage before you head to the airport, to avoid any excess luggage charges.
2. Google Translate
Google Translate is an instant language translation tool that will help you make sense of foreign lingo.
The app can translate languages via a variety of methods, including typing, video and voice recording, and works offline for 59 languages. You can save your favourite words and phrases by tapping the star button.
Tip: Apps are great, but you should learn some basic phrases in the native language of the country you’re visiting too.
3. Culture Trip
When you download the Culture Trip app you’ll have access to inspiring localised travel content in the form of articles, illustrations, animations and much more. Plus, it can all be viewed offline.
It’s also the perfect app for finding fun things to do whilst away – just tap the explore button and you’ll be shown the coolest activities.
Tip: Try not to cram too much into your itinerary, this way you’ll have the time to fully enjoy the places you visit.
4. App in the Air
App in the Air is the ultimate travel assistant because it stores important travel docs such as your itinerary, boarding passes and frequent flier program memberships.
As if that isn’t enough, the app has built in AR technology which allows you to measure your luggage against a projected version, so you can make sure it’s the right size.
Plus, it also provides live flight updates and airport information such as queuing times and store opening hours.
Tip: The airport is part of your holiday experience too, so do something fun like booking into a lounge or dining at a restaurant.
Waze is a nifty navigation app that will help you get the airport on time.
The app provides real-time updates on traffic, roadworks, accidents and other factors that could
affect your journey time and modifies your route accordingly.
It also notifies you of the time you’ll need to leave to arrive on time and tells you your ETA, using live traffic data.
Tip: To save yourself some money, use Looking4.com to find Australian airport parking deals.
Install these five fantastic apps and you can look forward to superior travel experience from here on in.
That’s our list! Please share your thoughts in the comments section.