6 Tips To Use Technology To Make Travel More Enjoyable


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When it comes to travelling, technology has made the process much more enjoyable and convenient than it used to be. This is especially true when you’re able to download apps and use your phone or tablet to stay in contact with your friends and family, do some work while you’re on the go, and get directions or find places to eat or drink nearby. However, if you don’t know how to best use the tech you have, it can make your travel experience less than pleasant.

6 Tips to Use Technology to Make Travel More Enjoyable

1) Get a Portable Charger

Technology is a part of everyday life. A portable charger can come in handy while you are travelling. Also remember to bring your phone and tablet chargers along with the charging cords. And, carry an external battery pack (these are lightweight and easy to charge). Also, pack all of your tech gear in a small bag so it doesn’t get lost or damaged. If you aim to visit waterfalls in Thailand or hot springs in Iceland, a bag that is well secured and waterproof is essential.

2) Use an App to Help with Translation

If you’re travelling abroad, don’t be afraid to use technology. There are plenty of apps that can help you translate languages, find your way around a new city, and even learn about local customs. For example, Google Translate. This app translates text on the fly and also allows you to take a picture of what you want translated. Moreover, it has the ability to teach you how to pronounce things as well. Definitely an essential app for anyone travelling.

3) Use an App to Find Things to Do

There are many different apps that are travel focused. These can help you find things to do constantly so you are not bored. Apps like eventbrite, for example, can help you find fun events (sometimes free) that can fill your time. You can even look for Cafes and restaurants near you using the map feature in Instagram.

4) Stay Connected with Friends and Family

When you’re away from home, it’s so important to stay connected with friends and family. If you don’t have the resources or time for a long phone call, send a quick email or text message. You can also take a Skype video call with friends and family who live far away. There are many apps available that allow you to voice chat with your friends (FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp) on your mobile device while travelling. And if you’re feeling homesick while travelling solo, there are several social media apps that will help keep in touch with people back home: Facebook Messenger; Viber; Facebook Chat; Whatsapp.

5) Take Advantage of GPS

GPS systems are a lifesaver when it comes to getting lost. There are a number of different GPS apps out there, but one of the most popular is Google Maps. Google Maps is free and offers turn-by-turn directions, so that even if you don’t have data for your phone, you’ll still be able to get where you need to go.

6) Keep Your Devices Secure

The topic of tech security can be overwhelming and confusing, but you have to make sure that you are keeping your devices secure. The first tip is easy, just make sure you have a password or passcode on your phone. You don’t want people using it without permission if you’re not looking. Other ideas include downloading apps that will track your device if it’s lost or stolen and using an app that will wipe all data from your phone in the event it is found and hacked by someone.

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