Although it’s now easier than ever to find yourself in some beautiful and exotic foreign location, there are still a few things that can prove troublesome when abroad.
Thankfully, the digital revolution has provided all of us with some amazing apps that seek to take some of the pain out of the modern travelling experience, and here are some of the best.
Handy translation apps
One of the most amusing, but ultimately annoying things that faces any global tourist is undoubtedly the language barrier. Whether it’s trying to find your way back to your hotel, or even ordering an exotic local delicacy, communication issues can make any travel experience a potential nightmare.
Thankfully, there’s a range of great translation apps out there such as Speak & Translate which is a free app that can instantly translate speech and text in dozens of different languages.
And even if you’re only holidaying in the UK, you can add a little local spice to your speech with the fun dialect translator from Whoohoo that features the likes of Cockney rhyming slang, Geordie dialect, and even an Ali G street slang translation.
Our mobile devices can also offer us some quick and easy ways to relax and be entertained no matter where in the world that we are. So if you’re stuck in an airport waiting for the next long haul flight, then you can simply load up the Hulu app that offers a vast array of TV series and exclusive movies from the convenience of your mobile device.
Or if you want to hit the casinos but can’t bear to tear yourself away from the poolside, then you can simply visit the LadyLucks site and play their huge variety of mobile casino games that range from slots to poker and blackjack.
Useful navigation apps
Getting lost is never fun, especially if you’re in a bewildering foreign city. Thankfully there’s the likes of the Google Maps app that provides a free and comprehensive coverage of most of the planet.
But if you’re worried about losing mobile coverage, then you can always consider the Copilot app that features a range of detailed maps and guides that can be accessed in offline mode.
And should you really be out and about in the middle of nowhere, then the Komoot app provides specialised information for hiking, biking and just about any activity that takes place in the great outdoors.
Thankfully, there’s a range of great translation apps out there such as Speak