Spring Break isn’t too far away and hopefully you’ll be hitting the road for a little R&R. Now, whether you’re traveling with your family or friends, you have to be prepared for long waits, getting lost, or even where to stay, which can be a daunting. Being proactive is the key to passing time or efficiently planning your trip so you can get as much out of your time off as possible. Here is a compiled list of some of the best mobile apps for you to download to make traveling a little easier this time around.
The Booking app has an arsenal of over a million of rooms to expedite the reservation process. Apart of the Priceline Group, Booking stretches across over 200 countries and territories. Designed with a filter easily narrow down your selection by place, price, rating, and other features. Also, operating in more than 40 different languages, the Booking app serves as one of the best spots to start when looking to book the best possible room for your family and friends.
If you have ever been to a large city, planning out your trip to maximize the amount of spots to see can be a difficult task. Nobody likes travelling within a city endlessly waiting for you next ride, especially since a faster option could be right around the corner. Citymapper helps you prioritize and effectively use transit to get to your destination faster, without the hassle of rushing around from stop to stop. Get real time ETA on subways, buses, and trains so you don’t have to stand around waiting and can get more out of your trip.
Taking a flight to your destination spot is the first taste you’re going to get of vacation before you even get there, and the last thing you want is to have a bad experience at the airport and have a bad taste in your mouth. Mobile Passport makes this experience much less excruciating. Associated with the Customs and Border Patrol, the Mobile Passport app expedites the immigration line back into the U.S. The app works similarly to Global Entry, however the Mobile App is free of charge, which is a huge incentive when trying to pinch pennies to spend money where it really counts.
Guts is simply an online casino site for mobile players that lets you test your luck and rack in some real money. I’ve played at a number of online casinos over the years and these guys run a smooth operation. We’ve all heard stories about people depositing onto casino sites and getting screwed by the man, but there are companies out there with a legitimate and fair offering. I prefer to play the standard classical live casino games – Roulette, blackjack, 3-card poker since in my opinion you’ve got the highest odds of consistently winning, but if you want to go Vegas style and try to win a lottery-style jackpot then they do have this option too (although be warned the odds of winning are super low!). They do offer some nice joining incentives, so overall I’d give my vote to these guys, just remember to have fun but play responsibly.
Traveling abroad can be extremely stressful when you don’t speak the native language. The Photo Translator app takes the pressure off you and your traveling companions so you don’t have to restlessly look over signs that make no sense. Photo Translator converts signs in real time to whatever language you speak. The app automatically recognizes the text from your photo and translates it. Use the app when looking over menus, signs, bus stations, and more to ease tension when going out. As of right now the app operates in over 30 different languages to help accommodate you wherever you go.
When entering some countries, social media apps such as Facebook are banned, restricting the amount of contact you can have with family and friends. Hotspot Shield makes themselves available to bypass these hurdles to make contact possible. By encrypting their software, and being trusted by more than 200 countries, there are no repercussions in accessing these type of banned networks.