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Must-Have Apps to Survive Your Trip Abroad

by Tiffany Chisholm

Nov 16, 2019

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Products / Technology

Navigating a new country can be hard, and having some technological help is a big deal. Try out these apps on your next trip to prepare and make your life easier.


The XE Currency Converter is one of the most popular currency converters available. There are frequent updates, so the information you see will always be reliable and up to date, with up to 10 currencies at a time for conversion .Use the app for international money transfer. This tool is available online.


Google Translate can play a significant part in conversations during a trip, especially if the person is unfamiliar with the language of the country. It takes away some of the language barriers you might face.


Download an airline’s app and create an account. The app should provide real-time data on flight status, and ticket information can be saved in the app for scanning at the appropriate checkpoints.


Download the banking app that corresponds with your savings and checking accounts. The app can track spending and see the fees, if any, charged. Since most banks offer a lock service for lost and stolen cards, that is an option until the card is found or replaced. This aids in the prevention of identity theft and reckless spending by another person with your credit cards.


Citymapper is a public transit map available in most cities across the world. It helps travelers find the right mode of transportation and informs you of the steps to take to get you to your destination. Google Maps will help you navigate a city on foot.


All of the apps suggested above should be available for download in your phone’s app store.



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