If your 2016 resolution was to explore the world, then you have had close to three months now to do so. However if you have not, the year is still young but nonetheless don’t let procrastination become the undoing for your new year’s resolution.
Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, Jovago.com has prepared a list of the must have traveling apps that will make your exploration all the more rewarding.
1. Flight Planning Apps
These apps help you book flights easily and know which aviation companies available in your location have promotions running and they show you flight plans, routines, luggage weight, stopover among others to help you plan ahead before booking a flight to your destination. Some of the Apps might not be available on Android or iOS, but they include; TripAdvisor Flights, FlightGear Free, CoPilot Aviation Flight Planning, Aviation tools, QRouting and there are so many out there that you can look at it.
2. Picture and Videos
When on the go and trying to share the amazing scenery or happenings where you are, you need Apps that won’t let you down. Apps that help you edit images and send them easily to the people you care about or those that let you see what you are experiencing in real time. You will need Snapseed (high editing), Periscope (videos), Snapchat (Short videos and imagery) among several others to document your journey.
3. Food and Dining
Who doesn’t want to try out new things like tasty cuisines in different country? Every country you travel to will have several different dishes unique to that location and it would not be a worthwhile trip if you didn’t try them on your journey. Apps such as; Zamato Restaurant Finder, Restaurant Finder, Bondi Group Restaurant Finder etc. When you want to dine in; try Hellofood for East Africa which has a number of restaurants for your location.
4. Mapping and Location
Any smart traveler will tell you, you need mapping and location apps on phone especially when going to places you have never been to; Starting with your basic Google Maps, Tripomatic and LiveTrekker will help you make travelling in unfamiliar territory more easier for you to map out and not get lost.
5. Translation Apps
There are time you need to talk to the people in your new location but the language barrier becomes a stress factor, you need apps that help translate and give you basic language lessons that will help you survive. Try Google Translate, Bravolol, Duolingo apps that will help you navigate through language anywhere you go.
6. Hotel and Lodgings
You do not have to wait upon reaching your destination to get a hotel or lodgings, there a several Apps such as Jovago, TripAdviser that help you get lodgings without moving an inch, all you have to is; type in your destination and several hotels within the area will pop up ad you will find them ranging from 5 Star plus below. The best part is, you don’t even have to worry about overbooking or other amenities because people rate the hotels.