Whether you are a repeat victim of the “Travel Bug” or a reluctant vacationing shut-in like me, travelling is an exciting, fun, enlightening and overall positive life experience. Still for many people (myself included), travel can be a somewhat daunting and scary prospect; preparations need to be made, language barriers considered, maps to be studied – the list goes on.
Let’s take a look at some websites and apps that can help you plan your next great adventure!
You can search and book flights and accommodation, and even check reviews for local hotels, hostels, dives or whatever – all from your own smartphone. By definition, travel is being mobile so why tie yourself to one location?
Translation apps have come a long way in the last few years, with more and more languages being added and even the option to record speech and translate it!
While pointing and gesturing may work for basic communication, you can get much more out of your travels by making some preparations and not look like an ignorant tourist to the locals. At the very least, you’ll make friends by learning how to say hello, please and thank you.
Eating and eating well
Well, to me at least, eating is the most important part. I’m not ashamed to say: I travel to eat!
Don’t forget the little but very practical things.
Even if you don’t have a specific travel destination in mind, you can still explore the possibilties. Get started with Lonely Planet.
Do you have any favourite websites or apps that you use to plan your holidays? Or maybe you’d like to share your travel with tech experiences? Let us know in the comments below.