When you travel, a little help is always appreciated. Whether you get a little help booking reservations, finding things to do or just help waking up in the morning, your travels go a lot more smoothly with an assistant.
With today’s technology, you can take your assistant with you wherever you go. There are tons of apps for your smartphones and tablets that can take the hassle out of the little things along the way so you can focus on the big picture. Here are a few of those apps that can make the difference between a frustrating trip and a fantastic one.
Alarm Clock for Me
Without a doubt, no matter where you travel to and for whatever reasons, you will need a reliable alarm clock. Without one, you may miss important meetings, excursion times or just curse yourself for wasting part of the day sleeping. This android alarm clock is a great travel companion.
The app turns your device into a bedside clock that has large, beautiful digits that you can read easily. You can use it in portrait or landscape mode and it even has a home screen widget so you don’t even need to open the app.
You can wake up to a traditional alarm or you can have the app play songs from the playlists on your device. The app can also help you fall asleep: you can set a sleep timer so you can drift away to the sounds of your favorite musicians and the app will automatically turn itself off after the designated time. This way, you won’t have to do it yourself in the middle of the night.
If you find yourself in a new city, you may not know exactly how to find things to do. This app does all of the heavy lifting for you and displays all of the attractions that are around you at any time.
Just join the community and you will find reviews of bars, restaurants, clubs and more from other users. You can set up to-do lists while you’re en route to your destination so you can start having fun the moment you arrive. There’s also a cool history feature that saves photos and personal reviews so you will never forget those cool (or not so cool…) places that you’ve visited.
Getting around when you travel can be tough and expensive, so having a rideshare app like Uber can make all of the difference.
Just attach a credit card to your account and you can summon a ride with the push of a button. All of the transactions are done through the app, so you never need to carry cash to pay for a ride. There’s also a review system so you can praise the good drivers and ding the ones who could use a little work.
Let today’s technology help you when you travel. Try one of these apps next time you’re away from home.