Traveling can be expensive, complicated and problem-prone, especially if you’re not exactly the most proficient planner in the world. There are so many things to remember and deal with before you even leave that it might not even seen that it’s worth the hassle.
Trip Advice and Apps
But there’s really no need to worry. Today’s app developers have gone to great lengths to provide users with all different types of applications that can help every facet of your travels, from planning, to getting there and making the most out of your time. So whatever you do, don’t panic. Next time you’re getting ready for a trip check out these apps and they will help you on your journey from start to finish.
Weather Live Free
This weather app from Apalon Apps for Android is about as informative and as easy to use as they come. It has all the information you will need throughout your journey at your fingertips.
Of course Weather Live has all of the important stats that you will need: current temperature, current and possible precipitation, wind direction and speed and even a sunrise/sunset time so you can plan those early-morning adventures. But it also has an constantly-updated weather radar that works anywhere in the world and lets you keep track of storm systems that may threaten your day.
The best feature, however, is the widget. You can customize the widget to show as much — or as little — information as you want directly on your homescreen. This eliminates the need to even open the app, so you can get a quick glance at the weather forecast whenever you want.
Unexpected wet weather could ruin your travel plan badly.
If you’re planning on driving anywhere for your next trip, Waze has everything you need to keep moving on down the road.
This app shows you traffic conditions from all around the country, including side roads and neighborhoods as well as the major thoroughfares. It will keep you up to date on traffic jams, construction zones, speed traps, closings and more. It works because the community of users report directly to the app as they travel, so it’s up-to-the-minute. It can even help you find the cheapest gas!
How can Google Drive help you on your trip? You can save vital information to it and, as long as you have WiFi or cell access, you’ll have backups of everything you need.
This includes passports, driver’s license, car insurance information: anything you think you might need on your journey. Google Drive is nice because it’s free and you can store thousands of documents on it without ever having to upgrade. This will allow you to carry information with you without the fear of losing it. Google Drive works great as a backup plan for when you are in an accident or accidentally lose vital documents on your trip.
Next time you’re planning your trip, take a look at these trip advice and apps and see how much they can help you.
Demi Joyce is loving life right now, she’s on an adventure of a lifetime as she explores the world on a round-the-world ticket. She’s using long flights and train journeys to get her thoughts down in her articles. – Travel Feeder