Smartphones are indispensable in our daily lives. While in our country, I can check the weather, plan a route home that avoids traffic, research restaurant reviews, and update my Facebook account (not while driving of course) without thinking twice about how to connect to a network.
Having the right smartphone apps can enhance your travel experiences. As I have shared in previous blogs (7 Tips to Save Your Cell Phone During International Travel and 8 Must-Have Smartphone Communication Apps for Travel), it is wise to leave your smartphone in ‘Airplane’ mode while out of the country.
Therefore, it is very important that phone apps used while overseas work offline, or with Wi-Fi. Here, I share some more apps I have found particularly useful while traveling.
Currency – (Free) or XE Currency (Free).
Having a foreign exchange app is important to understand how much you’re actually getting for your dollar. Before traveling, check the exchange rate of the countries that you will be visiting. Updated currency exchange rates can be updated with a Wi-Fi connection while abroad. Right now, the euro is incredibly low against the US dollar. Time to go to Europe!! Continue reading 10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for the Savvy Traveler