#26 7-23-2017 11:30 PM

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Re: Travel apps

In our most recent trip the Google Translate was very very helpful!!!
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#27 7-24-2017 3:27 AM

jessicapinto
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Re: Travel apps

How use it?

 

#28 10-4-2017 5:41 AM

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Re: Travel apps

Although biased, i really like the HOOF app, it lets you log all your travels into easy to manage folders, you can control who sees your check ins and you collect miles and passport stamps as you travel. Does the job for me!

 

#29 10-4-2017 6:12 AM

milestx
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Re: Travel apps

I'll second that Google Translate can be useful. You need to pre-load the language(s) before you travel. In Japan I was able to point the camera at characters and see their translations into English.

 

#30 10-4-2017 7:13 AM

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Re: Travel apps

Just saw this on tv, it is supposed to be a great way to learn a language and its free.   https://www.duolingo.com/

 

#31 10-8-2017 12:31 PM

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Re: Travel apps

i find ReutePerfect a simple and useful travel planner it caters to what you want so if you want a cheap weekend get away or a luxury treat you can have it all and change it while you travel

 

#32 10-10-2017 10:52 AM

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Re: Travel apps

Personally, I have used some travel apps that I found really useful, especially for people that don't know the city and want to get a glimpse of all the famous places that they can visit there. My personal story was with Amsterdam, when I got there all I knew was the Right Lights District, well, because, we all know why. But with the app that I used, that is called 360stories, I could "travel" and explore the city without before stepping outside with the help of vr and 360 aerial photography.

After using the app  I felt like I was already somewhat familiar with the city and if you compare it to conventional maps or even Google Maps, it is still huge amount of aid.

For those that are interested, there are similar websites that do the same like Kuula, but not as detailed as the one that I have used personally and can talk about in depth.

Thanks! And if you found it helpful let me know so I can share more of my experience with anything that's travel-related.

- Tim

 

#33 10-27-2017 2:23 AM

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Re: Travel apps

I find "Find.Exchange" useful for getting the best currency rates.

Last month, it helped me to find the best exchange rate from Pound to Euro based on my location before i travel to Spain. It also provides information like, opening hours and payment methods. It dose save me time and effort.

 

#34 11-3-2017 12:41 PM

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Re: Travel apps

I use Hopper. It lets me know accurate prices of flights and if I should buy now, or wait for the prices to drop. Its been great and saved me a lot of money. However, I never book through the app. Instead I go directly to the airlines website and the prices are still the same.

 

#35 11-7-2017 5:29 PM

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Re: Travel apps

TripWolf is one I used recently. You can download offline maps and info for hundreds of cities with shopping and sights. You can also book tours through them if so inclined.

https://www.tripwolf.com/app/language/en/

 

#36 11-8-2017 8:13 AM

Dymphna
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Re: Travel apps

Sept922 wrote:

TripWolf is one I used recently. You can download offline maps and info for hundreds of cities with shopping and sights. You can also book tours through them if so inclined.

https://www.tripwolf.com/app/language/en/

I might need to look at that one. I don't like Google, but the iphone maps is just so bad.

 

#37 11-8-2017 3:13 PM

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Re: Travel apps

Google maps can be downloaded for offline use for most cities too so......

 

#38 11-9-2017 7:21 AM

Dymphna
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Re: Travel apps

Google also tracks you. If you sign into your account it will show everywhere your phone has been. It is one of the reasons I went back to an iPhone instead of an Android. Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know, but I hate the government tracking me, *inserts evil laugh.

 

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