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The best phone apps for travelers

Oct 25, 2015 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

In a world filled with technology, traveling to new destinations has never been easier. Not only can you experience a new culture, but you can now do so with ease while on tour. Here’s just a few of our favorite travel apps to download before you go abroad.

The best phone apps for travelers

Viber

Forget the calling card while abroad—Viber is the next best thing. Make calls, send texts, and stay in touch with all your loved ones while on tour through this app. It uses Wi-Fi to connect you to those who also have the app, so make sure that whoever you want to contact also has it.

Available for: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed? Yes

Postagram

Want to send a personalized postcard while on tour? Skip the stamp buying and download Postagram: you can use your own photos to send a custom postcard to anyone anywhere in the world. It’s as simple as taking a picture, uploading it to the app and pressing send. It’s only $2 to send ten photos within the US, or $3 to send fifteen cards internationally.

Available for: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed: Yes

Available: iPhone and Android Wi-Fi needed: No

Google Translate

While you’ll always have your Tour Director to assist you with the language barrier, Google Translate can help you with everything from navigating the dinner menu to looking up simple phrases to use to talk to the locals. Type, record, or take a picture of text and watch as it translates your entry almost instantly. You can view all languages with Wi-Fi, or download language packs to use offline.

Available: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed? Initially and if you don’t download the language pack

Currency Converter

Find the current conversion rate to the dollar for anywhere in the world at any time. XE Currency Converter live updates the conversion rate and will let you know what your dollars’ worth. Both free and pro versions are available. Pro is $1.99, has no ads and lets you look at up to 20 currencies at once, as opposed to 10 with the free app.

Available: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed? Yes

Jet Lag Rooster

This app gives you a customized plan to combat jet lag based on your sleep schedule. The plan tells you what to do and when to do it so that you can reduce or avoid jet lag’s sleepy symptoms. There is also a website to use.

Available for: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed? No

Go Ahead Tour Companion

Our tour companion app is your go-to information source for before, during and after your trip. Customized to your itinerary, Go Ahead Tour Companion helps with packing tips, flight information, and everything you need to know before you go.

Available for: iPhone and Android

Wi-Fi needed? No

Did we miss your favorite app? Which ones do you use when you travel abroad? Let us know on Facebook!


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