Crossing the borders of your country and breaking the routine of your habits, your language, and your currency is an exciting adventure that will make you live wonders. However, it can be a bit overwhelming if you are not used to it, or you do not know where to go if you have a problem, or just how to get around the city. If you are well equipped you do not have to worry at all!
That is why we have prepared some apps that we find very useful to help you travel safe and stress – free in your trip abroad. Here we go!
Know what is going on in your host city
Safety is the most important thing while traveling, so having the information in hand to solve any situation is the best thing you can do in your trip abroad. Safeture app monitors over 200 countries around the world to provide you with information on flights, delays, strikes, clothing, advice for women, social behaviour laws and many other useful information about the local habits to avoid any uncomfortable situation. It is very simple to use, you only need to indicate the country you are going to and the date and it will provide you with several sections of information to navigate at your leisure.
Get lost only in safe places
When we travel to a new country we all love to get lost through the streets of that new environment, to have a look at the local shops, to watch people and mingle with the environment. However, this so romantic way of traveling is not the best option for some countries or cities in the world. Knowing which areas are safe to walk is the key to go safe on the trip and enjoy the city. To help you with that, you can download Safety Map app, in which you can see a map by neighbourhoods of thousands of cities of the world, updated with security information of each one. Use it when you feel like losing yourself to a new city. Sometimes, knowing whether or not to cross a bridge can save you from a lot of uncomfortable situations.
Be connected with your people
Traveling with your family or friends does not mean that you are always surrounded by them as we all enjoy a bit of freewheel traveling. Therefore it is more than useful that you download Wave Application, our free app where you can open a group with your travel mates to share your location with them and see where is everyone on the map. For example, if you are splitting for a while to visit different things, you can open a map for 3 hours with your buddies, see where they are to join after and chat meanwhile with them.
Wave is updated in real time and has a very precise technology to display accurate maps to find your people, even in crowded city centres. With the latest features it is also possible to share via link your location with somebody that does not have Wave installed yet. Millions of users around the world use Wave to be connected and safe while traveling.
Translate your speaking
Among all the travel apps we love Trip Lingo, a complete travel guide that includes language lessons so you can learn before you go, and a guide to popular notes and phrases, ordered by the tone you want to give a conversation. We do not speak in same way with a group of young people or with the hotel receptionist. In addition, it has useful information from each country, such as cost of living and common expenses.
However, what we like most is the voice translator to another language, a super advanced tool to automatically translate your words to another language, without having to write them. Imagine that your belly hurts and you go to the pharmacy, simply speaking to the application and explaining your symptoms, the microphone will record your words, translate them and a voice will read them in the local language to the pharmacist. Useful and fast.
Take the most out of a cancelled flight
An app that we love is one that makes our lives easier when there are problems, as Gate Guru, for when our flight has been canceled or is delayed. There is no better way to face the waiting than discovering the best places of the airport, where ATMs or shops are, which restaurants are worth to go, and most importantly, what is the most recommendable menu. Gate Guru has a map of almost every airport in the world and also informs you every few seconds of any news on your flight. Thus, you can relax on a terrace or a pleasant corner of the airport and avoid getting up to watch the screens of the airport.
What do you think of these apps? Do you have any other recommendations to travel safely and calmly to a new country? Share it with us!