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Summer 2013 when I traveled to Ireland, England, and France I had planned for everything but my iPhone. I didn’t really prepare or research any useful apps. I had WhatsApp, but that was about it. I had forgotten that WiFi wouldn’t be as plentiful as it is in Los Angeles. So to save you from that pain, I have complied a little list of helpful apps for your travels abroad. Here are 4 Must Have Travel Apps…
A lot of people use WhatsApp when they are abroad. But what I figured out when I was overseas in Summer 2013 was that even with WhatsApp, you have to connected to WiFi for it to work. Some people had told me it’s just like texting where it will just automatically pop up, it’s not. If you’re traveling with someone who doesn’t have Facebook, then WhatsApp is for you. However, if you are like me and already have Facebook messenger setup to notify you then Facebook is just as good.
Triposo is excellent because it works off line. You just have to download the map before you disconnect from WiFi. They have maps for locations across the globe! They’re also options to look up sightseeing, eateries, hotels, metro, and more in your selected location. A bonus on the app is a currency converter so no need to install an additional app for that.
3. Ryan Air / Aer Lingus
Ryan Air and Aer Lingus are both great apps to have for those little flights between European countries. Both provide cheap flights between countries. I flew Dublin to London and Paris to Dublin on Aer Lingus. You can book flights, check your bookings, and flight status. The app was super easy to use and convenient.
4. GoWex Wifi
I haven’t personally used this app abroad, but from the looks of it, it’s worth a download. GoWex hasn’t expanded all over Europe yet, but it is available in a number of locations including Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal. As well as other locations around the globe. After all, it is a free download for free WiFi so it’s worth a shot.