Although being on vacation can be fun, there are times when it can become frustrating. This is especially true when visiting a foreign city or country. However, there are many iPhone apps that will allow you to make the most of your vacation.
1. Pixter Scanner
This is ideal for those who are not fluent in the native language of the country they are visiting. It works by snapping a photo of text that needs to be translated. All you need to do is select the language that the original text is written in and which language it needs to be translated into.
Using this app will allow you to check flight information and even view the floor plan or layout of many major airports. It’s a great help when searching for amenities such as restrooms, eating places or even the departure and arrival gates.
3. WeatherBug Elite
When travelling, knowing what the weather is going to do ahead of time in crucial. WeatherBug will provide information such as important alerts along with other real-time weather information including hourly forecasts on prevailing weather conditions.
For travelers who prefer spur of the moment vacations, this app assists with locating hotels in the nearby vicinity that have vacancies. It even has the ability to offer these vacancies at greatly discounted prices.
If foreign languages are not your specialty, TripLingo offers a live language translator as well as cultural guides for the country you are visiting. This app is also able to supply audio files that will help ensure correct pronunciation of foreign words or phrases.
6. Packing Pro
This app has been designed especially for those who are prone to forgetting to pack important items when travelling. Packing Pro gives travelers the option of organizing their trip in advance by being able to create lists of what needs to be packed.
7. Layover Guide
For those who are dealing with extended layovers or delayed flights, this handy app points travelers towards local hangout spots such as pubs and lesser known tourist attractions. It is ideal for those who enjoy spontaneous exploring while on vacation.
Not everyone enjoys the formal setting of hotels. This app allows travelers to find alternative forms of accommodation such as a condo or house. In most cases, reservation calendars will be displayed along with the rental showing whether they are currently available or not.
9. Fodor’s City Guides
This app offers a host of information such as popular landmarks and tourist attractions along with photos of them. It is ideal for those who are visiting a foreign destination for the first time.
The pro version of this app allows for the tracking of items such as departure and arrival dates frequent flyer miles, flight information, vehicle rentals and much more. Work-related information such as meetings can be entered into it as well, making it an ideal companion on business trips.
No matter which part of your vacation you may have trouble planning, there is sure to be an available app that can assist you. While some of these apps are free, others may require a once-off payment or subscription service.
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