TRAVEL 

SATURDAY 12 APRIL 2014

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So it is less than a month now that we will be jetting off to Hawaii and I thought (which my husband will be surprised at) that I'd get a little techy and see what travel apps we could try out. So I did a little research and found some ideal ones that we will use and some interesting ones in general that I thought to share with you. It covers all bases from a packing app to photography  to beating Jet lag and even applying sunscreen. Most of them are free which is an added bonus !!! For more information or to download/buy just click on the titles for the direct link to the apple store.

JETLAG GENIE

Jet lag is the curse of the transatlantic traveller, but here’s a way to minimise its pernicious effects. Pop your travel dates, destination and usual bedtime into this app and it comes back with personalised alarm clocks to soften the time-lag blow. $2.99

TRIP IT

This clever little app turns your smartphone into a pocket-sized PA. Just forward all your flight, hotel and car rental reservations to Tripit and it creates a digital itinerary for your trip that you can print out for yourself or share. A must download for business travellers.

 

AROUND ME

Going to a country far from home can sometimes be a disorientating experience. Where’s the best place to stay? How far is the nearest shop? Where can I go for dinner? This app answers those questions, and more. It detects your location and shows you how to find nearby points of interest. FREE

 

PACKING PRO

Thank the lord for Packing Pro. Just tell it where you’re going, how long for and who with and it creates lists of what you might need to pack. The lists are split up into essentials (passport, foreign currency and the like), gadgets, clothes and more. It even makes suggestions for other family members who are travelling with you, too. $2.99

 

 

SUNSCREEN

If you don’t want to spend the winter of your days looking like an old handbag, it’s worth downloading. It detects the UVI rating at your current location and then sets a timer to tell you when you’re due your next slather of sun cream. FREE

 

SAY HI

Instantly speak another language, voice to voice, with SayHi Translate for iPhone and iPad. With over 100 languages available, can you imagine talking in one language and immediately hearing yourself speaking another language? Talk face to face with people all over world with our magical technology just by putting an interpreter in your pocket. $1.99

 

POSTAGRAM

Sick of sending cliched touristy postcards? Travelers can surprise their special someone with a one-of-a-kind, personalized postcard of a photo from their phone, Facebook or Instagram. Allows you to design your own postcard by choosing a picture and adding a message. Within days, the postcard will be mailed to the recipient's (real) mailbox. FREE

 

 

SNAPSEED

Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. 
Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software. FREE