Apps, apps, apps!
From boarding cards on mobile phones to online check-ins, technology has revolutionised the way we travel. Every day new apps are created that aid a multitude of travel issues from packing to translation, so we’ve rounded up the freshest and most indispensable ones that will make your next trip a breeze.
Before you embark on your next adventure, the Trip Advisor app gives you access to thousands of independent reviews on bars, restaurants, accommodation activities and more so you can be certain to find the cream of the crop in your chosen destination.
Booked your flights, hotels and activities and struggling to keep track? Forward your email confirmations to the TripCase app and take away the need for countless pieces of paper and travel documents. Your entire itinerary will be condensed into one easy-to-use app which also provides real-time information such as arrivals, gate numbers and weather.
Make sure you never forget your toothbrush again with PackPoint, an adaptable app which allows you to customise packing lists according to your destination, activities and the weather. Answer a few short questions and, whilst – sadly – it won’t do the packing for you, it will make sure you have all the gadgets, toiletries and suitable clothing you need.
For those of you who can’t bear to be separated from Twitter, or who want to Instagram on-the-go, make sure you’ve downloaded Wi-Fi Finder. Press ‘scan’ to find all places to get internet access and get back online in a flash.
Gone are the days of bulky dictionaries; Google Translate functions as a traditional word-by-word translation tool for over ninety languages, but it can also automatically translate websites, handwriting, voice recordings or even text in a photograph.
Of course, you can go phone-free and enjoy the sunsets, Pina Coladas and sandy beaches the ‘old fashioned’ way!