Technology can enhance your travels in a lot of ways, so make sure that you download these great apps for traveling to keep yourself preoccupied for your next bus or train ride. They will help to make the long journey more comfortable and entertaining.
Great Apps For Traveling A Long Journey
Pocket is a great little app and browser extension that allows you to save articles, blogs and other interesting things you find online so that you can read them later offline. You can also save things that you see on Twitter, Pulse, Zite and other apps. This means that you can save up a collection of interesting things to read when you are on your next bus ride.
Spotify is a paid music streaming service – for a small fee per month you can have unlimited access to an incredible amount of music from a wide range of artists. Also, Spotify is really good at recommending music it thinks you will like based on the music that you listen to. You can create a playlist of your favourite songs and then switch on “Available Offline” so that the songs will be available on your phone even when you don’t have an internet connection.
There’s nothing like a great podcast for keeping you entertained on a long journey. This is a great app for discovering new podcasts and it allows you to save them for offline listening when you are on a journey. The app also allows you to “stitch” together your favourite podcasts into a customised station playlist so that you can save them for easy access. Stitcher will also recommend other podcasts you might like based on what you are interested in.
Why not use the time wisely during that 13 hour bus ride across Peru and brush up on your Spanish? The improved vocabulary will really come in handy when you reach your destination. This excellent language learning app, Duolingo, feels more like a game and you can use it to learn a range of languages including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and English. If you don’t have phone data there is an offline mode for both the iOS and Android apps that allows you to access several of the lessons without connectivity.
Stop, Breathe and Think
Meditation is a great habit for travellers, as it will help you to calm your mind, quiet your thoughts, stay in the moment and pay more attention to your surroundings. Stop, Breathe and Think app is a great introduction to meditation and it offers you guided meditations suited to whatever emotion you are feeling that day. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and arrive in your destination feeling chilled out and centered.
These are just a few of the best apps for traveling that you should consider downloading before your next big journey. What apps do you like to use when you are travelling to keep yourself entertained on the road? Let me know in the comments!