A holiday has never been easier for smartphone owners. Thanks to the variety of fantastic apps available for download, your holiday is now even more fun than ever before.
While a hard-earned holiday is not exactly the time to bury your nose in your phone for the whole trip, your mobile can massively help in making your experience stress-free and even more enjoyable. Going on holiday gives you the opportunity to turn off your work notifications and use instead download apps designed to give you the best break ever.
Here are a few apps you should consider downloading before your next trip away - believe us, they’re worth the storage space…
If you’re planning a beach holiday, you need to be aware of how much vitamin D you are soaking up each day. After all, too much exposure to the sun could potentially ruin your holiday, and no-one wants that. That’s where UVLens comes in.
This app provides live reports on the UV levels at your destination, and even recommends the best time(s) of day to go out and enjoy the sunshine, as well as when to avoid being outside.
If you are travelling to a brand new destination, FourSquare helps you to find the best places to eat, drink and visit. No matter where you go in the world, you can view local recommendations for things to do and see via this app.
You can also read the different reviews of the destinations you’re considering flying over to visit, to find out if they really are worth the hype. The FourSquare app is great for beating the crowds, as well as discovering quirky,independent restaurants and attractions.
Looking to learn the local lingo of the place you’re holidaying in? Duolingo gives you the opportunity to learn a brand new language in only five minutes, each day. This app helps you to learn the lingo through simple and fun games, with fab feedback and virtual rewards. You can even compete against your travel partners and practice reading, writing and speaking over 20 different languages.
It’s very likely that everything for your upcoming trip has already been booked and taken care of. However, Airbnb is much much more than just an app for booking accommodation. By downloading this free app, you’re able to discover a range of experiences, which is Airbnb’s latest innovation. Whether it’s a tasty cooking class, a grand walking tour or a local festival, you’d be surprised at how many different excursions and experiences Airbnb has to offer. So, if you’re seeking adventure, download this nifty app.
This free app, available for both iOS and Android, doesn’t charge you a single penny for any transactions made in a foreign country. Monzo is basically a complete current account, which instantly notifies you every time you spend money while you’re away.
Monzo means that you can avoid carrying large quantities of cash around with you, which can always be a worry when you’re roaming unfamiliar territory. Downloading this app also means you don’t need to buy a prepaid money card - handy, right?
Is there an app you count on when you’re holidaying abroad? Let us know, we’d love to hear your insights and expand our knowledge.