The latest travel applications for a globe-trotting teenager with an iPad, Android phone, iPhone, iPod, etc, makes the trip more enjoyable and effortless. From automated travel itineraries to camera optimization, these must have applications guides a young traveler to have the most convenient journey possible. Let’s us look at some of the latest travel Apps for tweenies.
1. Currency Converter Pro
This is one of the most advisable software applications to have in an iPhone for a teenager travelling around the globe. It claims to be the only currency converter on the market today that supports all the currencies around the world. I don’t need to tell you what it does – the name speaks for itself. With this software, you can check the current currency rates in both virtual and real world. Apart from the world’s currencies, you can also check commodity such as silver, platinum and gold prices if interested.
2. Lonely Planet Travel Guides
This is a free to download app for Smartphone gadgets, however, you will be paying for each guide you download. Though a bit expensive, the downloaded guides are well detailed and supplies detailed information on the best beaches, bars, restaurants, sights and the likes. Best of all, the downloaded guides offer perfect images of travel destinations of interest, complete with audio phrasebooks in tens of spoken and written languages.
3. Free Wi-Fi Finder
Downloading this software application onto your gadget is quite free; however, you will need to be connected to a Wi-Fi service to be able to use it. This generally defeats the whole purpose of downloading it; nevertheless, this app can be very useful for a young traveler if using it to plan ahead. How, you may ask. Simply search the areas you are planning to visit and then bookmark each spot with free Wi-Fi. After arriving at your destination, visit the free Wi-Fi location for free internet surfing.
4. Travel mate
This is a free for download app for smart phones. This software application is quite easy to use when searching for travel related businesses in places of interest or which you are visiting. If you need a taxi, cheap hotel to stay in, and so forth, you simply type in the location, and the app finds the closest to you. With this app, you can search for bookstores, bars, young people hangouts, entertainment places, museums, and the likes.
A travelling teenager does not have a lot of expense money on her or him. However, she or he will still need to communicate with close people. To avoid incurring roaming charges, the young traveler needs to download Viper, an app that enables users to text and make voice calls over Wi-Fi for free. Best of all, the app does not require registration before its use. However, for this app to work, both participants need to download and install it on their respective gadgets. Though it won’t allow you to make video calls, the app is always on and does not use up battery like other apps in its range if no call is made. The software is available for Adroid, iOS, Windows and the likes platform smart phones. There is a PC version for it.
This is among the newest apps for Android and iOS gadgets in the market today. It is useful for older and younger users who want to know about the weather situations for a particular location around the globe. The app utilizes information from hundreds of users and weather service data to provide heads-up on things such as rain showers up to two hours away. With a quick tap on the keypad, you can input your weather report out there for the rest of the rest of the world to see. Best of all, this app is a free shareware.
Some apps such as mPassport are designed or meant to be downloaded before or during a crisis. mPassport was re-launched in November, 2012 as a global rather than a national application for use by all, particularly by the younger and aged world travelers. It aims to help an injured or a sick traveler search and schedule appointments with around 6 000 physicians and 1000 medical facilities around the globe. The app is available free of charge to travelers who purchases travel insurance beforehand. And best of all, the chosen doctors are available at short notice. The app gives the user full access to a detailed inventory of board certified and English speaking physicians. It also offers healthcare details like drug equivalencies for more than 34 countries worldwide, in addition to medical phrases and terms in 10 world common languages.
This software application is similar to Priceline, however, it offers around 60% off on the same day blind bookings. This app promises a teenager traveler what is referred to as “curated” journey experience. The app is available as a free shareware on iPhones and iPads and has a slick and clean user interface.
9. Sit or Squat
This app for a Smartphone helps a young traveler to track exactly where he or she is at any particular time and helps find a public bathroom in that that area. It marks whether the available public bathrooms are open or closed or flagged as favorites by other users who have used them before. Best of all, the software application is a free shareware, meaning you won’t be forced to use your merger savings on it. As it is, this is an excellent app for a young person on a limited budget as it quickly helps find a nearby free bathroom in unfamiliar territory for emergency potty breaks.
This free downloadable Smartphone app can be used by a teenager traveler to get detailed information on things such as terminals, taxis, available amenities and the likes in over a hundred airports around the world. It points out important traveler hotspots, coffee shops, ATMs, bookstores and the likes. It includes other user reviews to help a young traveler easily decide on where to eat, places to skip and so forth, making his or her travelling experience even better. You don’t want to go to a place to have a quick bite, only to be kept waiting for hours.
All in all, while the above list of apps will help a young traveler have a more enjoyable traveling experience, it is not all inclusive. However, the above apps are some of the best to have on your Smartphone for a more enjoyable travelling experience, particularly if you are a teenager travelling alone across the globe.