Gone are the days of avoiding your mobile phone while you’re overseas. There are many iPhone (and iPad) Apps which can be used on holiday to make your trip easier without eating up expensive international data charges. Thanks to some of my friends recommending some awesome Apps my vacation to Spain was a breeze. If you’re going away soon, consider downloading some of these before you leave.
City Maps To Go (£1.99 – Download)
I’m putting this right at the top of my list. I’ve found this the best Google Maps alternative overseas. Use this offline map app and you will never have to carry around a paper city map or guide book. No matter whether you’re traveling to in the world, the interactive offline maps are always available in your pocket and won’t use up any data use. Local points of interest and Wikipedia articles can be downloaded too.
FlightAware (Free – Download)
The very best free flight tracker on the app store. This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. finding your flight is easy with the various search options and the useful Push notifications will update you on flight departure/arrival info as well as cancellations, gate changes, delays, and diversions.
It goes without saying that an essential phrasebook should be travelling along with you. There are tonnes of apps which will teach you the basics and will help you pronounce what you’d like to say. My favourite is by Bravolol as the app is totally offline. They are free, with enough content to get you started. Then a cheap in-app-purchase will unlock all the content. Well recommended.
If you would like to recommend an app, please let us know in the comments box below. Have a great holiday!