Traveling around the country, or around the world, is a great way to spend your free time. You get to see new, exotic places you may never see again and experience cultures that you never have before.
With the ever-present nature of mobile devices today, you can have even more fun on any trip you take. There are hundreds of apps for your Android that can help travelers with everything from finding the best local bars wherever you go to currency exchange rates. Taking advantage of these apps can help improve your experience abroad, taking a lot of the guesswork and possible stress away. Here are some of the best apps to download before you go on your next adventure.
If you’ve never been to a certain area before, you may have trouble knowing where to go when you want to unwind or grab a bite to eat. AroundMe can solve all of your problems for you while you can focus on hanging out by the pool.
This app can find any type of business that’s in your area with a simple search. You can look for bars, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee shops, hotels, and even emergency buildings like hospitals and police stations. The app gives you a brief description of the business you select and will tell you how far away it is from your current location.
If you travel to another country, you will probably need to do a currency exchange, or you will at least want to know how much items are if you are going to put the purchase on your credit card.
XE is a great currency exchange app that constantly updates, meaning that you will have access to real-time exchange rates between nearly any currencies you can think of. The app also boasts thousands of historical charts for comparison and even works offline, so you can find the right rates whether you are connected to the internet or not.
You can customize many different setting to personalize your experience and it now syncs with any Android wear devices you may have to easy access.
No matter where your travels take you, you will want to know what the weather has in store for you: you don’t want to get caught in a monsoon when you plan a day at the beach. This detailed weather app will give you everything you need to know about the weather.
Weather Love Free gives you the temperature — including the “feels like” temperature — the humidity levels, the wind speed and direction and more. It has a constantly-updated weather radar so you will know when a front is going to hit or leave your area. The app even has a widget you can use to have all of the information you want right on your homescreen.
Next time you take off on your next adventure, try these apps.