With the invention of all these smartphones and gadgets, travelling is made twice or even thrice as easier as compared to travelling during the good, old days. I was able to live through the times when booking a room in a hotel had to be made via international phone calls—it wasn’t cheap, I tell you! Now with a tap of a finger you can accomplish so much.
Traveling is now more Convinient with SmartLife
I can’t say I hate how times have changed. Aside from the fact that travelling is made easier, certain apps save me a lot of money. Consider these 5 apps that I personally use:
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Tripadvisor Mobile App
This phone app that comes for free has helped me mostly with finding the best accommodation and the best restos in town. TripAdvisor allows me and my fellow travelers to browse through reviews, experiences, and opinions of other travelers on a certain place. What makes this app so useful is that it also shows minor, less-known restos and hotels.
2. XE Currency
One of the problems I experience whenever I travel in and out of the country is the currency. Sometimes I tend to overspend because I have no idea what the reasonable value of a certain thing I see in a foreign shopping mall is! But with XE Currency, I’m able to see the actual value of a certain object is. Is a £500 shirt worth my money? Is this hotel worth $20 a night?
3. PackPoint packing list builder
PackPoint packing list builder
Tired of forgetting a lot of things when you travel? I must admit, I keep on forgetting important things each time I travel. It’s ok if its just a mobile phone charger because chances are, you’ll find a dirt cheap version in your destination. What if you forgot to pack your passport case or first aid kit? Thats why I started using a Packing list app but instead of using a notebook, I use this app which basically saves everything and you can even create a template or list of things that you need to pack.
Waze is something that I use in almost all of my travels, be it in, or out of the country. Waze provides real-time data of traffic flow and road conditions, so you’d know which to avoid, and so you’d know what route to take! Very handy.
5. Word Lens / Google Translate
(Download via Android or IOS)
This is the travel app I have used the least, but it’s also really handy. Word Lens translates foreign text it scans in a picture taken from your phone’s camera. I used this app in Madrid to translate the menu of a foreign restaurant.
Now with those said, these apps aren’t the only ones that make my travelling experience convenient. I also use something that not only helps me in travelling, but in my daily life as a whole! With Smartlife, I’m able to exploit the power of my smartphone even more. For instance, there’s this one time I was able to avoid Edsa traffic jam by following Waze instructions using my smartphone. Im not that familiar with most of the metro manila roads but hey, with Waze, I don’t think I should worry too much anymore. You should try it too. See how SMART can help you traveling more convenient by reading more info here: http://smart.com.ph/smartlife.
In conclusion, these travel apps, and Smartlife, are things that you should have as a modern traveler. These helped me a lot in my travels, and I don’t see why it won’t do the same for you. All we need to do now is to #LiveMore and #TravelMore 🙂