Traveling is one of the great pleasures in life: you get to see new places and have experiences you may never be able to have again. The joy of seeing the world can be a joy that stays with you forever.
But anyone who has traveled knows that it’s not all fun and games. Sometimes, it’s just frustrating to make sure everything is taken care of before you head out of the door for your trip. The good news is that in today’s constantly-connected world, there are apps for your smartphone that can help you stay organized and ready for everything as you travel. Here are some of the best apps to help you get out there and see the world.
Weather Live Free
Keeping up with the weather on your trip can help you decide what you can and can’t do: it won’t do to take your golf clubs with you on a weekend where it will be raining and cold. This free detailed weather app can help you keep track of everything you need to know.
Weather Live Free has all of the necessary information: temperature, humidity levels, precipitation — both current and forecasted — and it even tells you the wind speed and direction. It also has a constantly-updated weather radar so you can keep an eye on any fronts that may move in or out of your area.
The app also feature a widget that you can install on your homescreen, so you don’t even have to open the app to get all of the information you want.
You may have heard of or used Evernote for work or school, but this file storage application is great for travel, too.
One of the best features of Evernote is that you can upload almost any type of file or document. The best use of this feature for travel is to upload all of your important documents before you leave, just in case. You save a photo of your driver’s license or passport for identification information and you can save your itinerary or any other document you can think of.
Since Evernote works with all types of mobile devices and save to the cloud, you will be able to access those documents no matter where you are, provided you have a cellular or WiFi connection.
If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you know how frustrating the currency exchange can be. This app can take the worry out of monetary exchange for you.
You can convert over 180 currencies with this app, so there’s a great chance that wherever you go, it’ll work for you. It features updated exchange rates, historical charts and you can store the current rate to use when you are offline. The app is highly customizable, so you can set nearly everything you need to your desired setting.
Don’t let frustration take the fun out of your travels. Try these apps next time you journey abroad.
Lola Warren is a girl who caught the wanderlust bug several years back. When she’s not traveling you can bet she’ll be planning her next adventure abroad!
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