BY EVELYN MASABA
2016 is not the year to slacken, it is the year to go and explore the world. It does not have to be all over the world, but your immediate environment. There are several apps that have been developed to make travel planning easy for you.
Flight Planning Apps
These apps help you book flights easily and know which aviation companies available in your location have promotions running and they show you flight plans, routines, luggage weight, stopover among others. Apps include; TripAdvisor Flights, FlightGear Free, CoPilot Aviation Flight Planning, Aviation tools, QRouting and many more.
Picture and Videos
When on the go and trying to share the amazing scenery or happenings where you are, you need Apps that help you edit images and send them easily to the people you care about upload on your social networks. You will need Snapseed (high editing), Periscope (videos), Snapchat (Short videos and imagery) among others to document your journey.
Food and Dining
Who doesn’t want to try out new things like tasty cuisines in different country? Every country you travel to will have several different dishes unique to that location and it would not be a worthwhile trip if you didn’t try them on your journey. Use Apps such as; Zamato Restaurant Finder, Restaurant Finder, Bondi Group Restaurant Finder etc. When you want to dine in; try Hellofood for Uganda.
Mapping and Location
Starting with your basic Google Maps, Tripomatic and LiveTrekker will help you make travelling in unfamiliar territory more easier for you to map out and not get lost.
There are times you need to talk to the people in your new location but the language barrier becomes a stress factor. Try Google Translate, Bravolol, Duolingo apps that will help you navigate through language anywhere you go.
Hotel and Lodgings
You do not have to wait upon reaching your destination to get a hotel or lodgings, there a several Apps such as Jovago and TripAdviser that help you get lodgings without moving an inch, all you have to is; type in your destination and several hotels within the area will pop up and you will find them ranging from 5 Star plus below. The best part is, you don’t even have to worry about overbooking or other amenities because people rate the hotels.