Traveling to other countries around the world is a great and exciting way to experience different cultures and try out new things. Whether you’re visiting a world-famous city or a quiet countryside, international travel will leave you with memories for the rest of your life.
International travel can be tricky, however. There are many things you may not be accustomed to, or you may just be worried about finding a place to stay or a way to get around once you arrive. With the app library that’s available on your smartphone today, there’s no reason you should not be able to stay informed. Here are a few helpful apps next time you plan on traveling.
Weather Live Free
No matter what time of year you travel or where your destination lies, you probably want to know what the weather has in store for your stay. This weather app is a great way to know what to expect all around the world.
Weather Live Free gives you all of the valuable information that will need: it has the current temperature and the “feels like” temperature, the wind speed and direction, the humidity levels and the total precipitation in your area. The app also uses an up-to-the-minute radar to show you the movement of fronts, giving you an idea of when the rain and snow with start or stop.
The best feature of the app, however, may be the widget. You can personalize the widget to show you all of the information you want on your home screen, so you don’t even have to open the app.
If you are going to be driving around a country you are not familiar with, then you need to have a navigation app that keeps you current on traffic conditions and delays.
The app uses GPS to direct you to your final destination, but it also alerts you to possible road closures, traffic jams, accidents, and construction zones and gives you alternative routes to make your travels quicker and easier. The app will also help you find the cheapest fuel along your route and any attractions that you may be interested in.
One of the coolest features is that you can sync with a friend: if you are meeting someone and they use the app as well, you can see what time they are expected to arrive.
Avast WiFi Finder
When you travel, you may want to save your phone data for emergencies (or maybe you just to avoid the costs). This app can help you find free public WiFi no matter where you are.
Avast has maps from around the world showing over one million WiFi hotspots. Just find one and hook up, it’s that simple. Use caution, however, when you are on public WiFi: your phone becomes vulnerable to hackers without the proper security.
Wherever your international travels take you, check out these apps to keep you informed.
Scarlett Brown has years of experience working in the travel industry. Her informative articles appear on a number of travel blogs as well as in written publications.
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