Landing in a brand new city can be quite a daunting experience when you first land. The language is different, they might drive on the opposite side of the road, and you’ll likely just experience a completely different cultural vibe.
That is of course why we visit them in the first place, and it doesn’t take long to pick-up a new way of life for a few days. There are tons of apps on the market that can help too.
Travel in 2019 is going to be easier than ever before, allowing us to experience a city like a local and find attractions we never knew existed.
With the year now in full swing, here are our top apps to aid your travel this year…
Photo Editing Software
First things first, 2019 is going to be even more about capturing your snaps and posting them on Instagram. To make your images stand out among the hashtags, there are a whole host of photo editing apps available to download for both mobile and laptops.
With so many to choose from, we haven’t listed a specific app as it’ll ultimately depend on what sort of edits you wish to make. The likes of Adobe’s packages are always worth investing in, but it really is down to what sort of edits you make and how seasoned you are at editing.
It’s worth exploring the many photo editing review sites to figure out the best app for you. Many of the basic downloads are free, with more advanced packages becoming more expensive.
Exploring where to eat in the evening can often be hard work, particularly if you’ve not done any research prior to landing in a city.
If the city offers a Deliveroo service, it’s a great market to get an idea of restaurants in the local area. As the delivery app offers food from restaurants, many of which are considered among the best in a city, you can use the information from Deliveroo to get an idea on the areas where trendy restaurants are, menus and price points before even heading out of your hotel room door.
It’s a great hack that can really solve the puzzle of where to eat, and of course, if you’re not particularly feeling an evening out, you can simply order in too!
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little more high-end, the Michelin Guide is also available as an app, although you do need to pay to download this.
We’ve all got lost in a city we don’t know. Finding ourselves on completely the other side to where we need to be and a language barrier that prevents us from asking directions or boarding public transport.
Google Maps is delivering us a five-mile walk and your feet are burning in the blistering heat. Do, what you’d do at home, hail an Uber.
Uber operates all over the world and is incredibly useful to use abroad as it cuts out the need to try and explain where you need dropping off, as you simply need to input that into the app. There’s no need to pay for the taxi if you’re short of the local currency, that simply comes out of your bank account, making for a quick and easy way to go from lost to found.
Similarly with knowing where to eat, knowing where to drink can also be difficult when in a brand new city. Nobody wants to fall into a tourist trap with extortionately priced beer, that offers very little quality or flavor. Fortunately, there’s an app to prevent that happening.
Beer Adventures highlights the best beer bars in a city, puts together a tour for you to enjoy and explains all you need to know about them. All the tours are app-led, so you can drink at your own pace, with information for cities all over the world.
It’s ideal for those who wish to enjoy a night out and it’ll likely save you a bit of money too, away from the tourist traps.