A Personal Assistant in Your Palm: Must-Have Apps and Gadgets for Frequent Travelers

Traveling the world — or even your own state or country — is a fulfilling experience that can give you insight into the world we live in. Different people, different cultures, different perspectives and different beliefs are what makes this world an exciting place to live in, and seeing what you can of it is a great opportunity.

The actually business of traveling can be tough, though. There are a lot of things you need to take care of while you are traveling, but with today’s mobile technology, you can find apps that act like personal assistants (or travel guides!) to help you along the way. Here are some apps that will make your travels a little easier so you can enjoy the world around you.

Weather Live Free

Wherever you decide to travel to, you’re going to want to know what the weather will bring. This app will tell you everything you need to know so you can be ready for whatever is in store.

Weather Live Free gives you the standard information that you need — current temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity levels — but it also tells you the sunrise and sunset times and features a constantly updated weather radar that will keep you up to date on any fronts moving in your direction. It also offers a seven-day forecast so you can plan a week ahead.

The best part is that it has a built-in widget that allows you to access the information from your homescreen without even opening the app. This way, you’ll always know what’s going on with the press of a button.

Visit Google Play to learn more about this app.

Around Me

Even if you’re visiting a place you’ve always wanted to go to, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do when you actually arrive. This app will help you find all of the things you can do in the area around you.

All you have to do is open the app and it will list all of the bars, restaurants, theaters, museums and more that are near you. You can also choose by category so you can sift through all of the things you know you don’t want to do. The app will also tell you where the nearest emergency services are, such as hospitals and police stations.

XE Currency

When you travel to different countries, you should know the currency exchange rate compared with your native currency so you can keep track of how much money you are spending. This app will give you everything you need to know about the current currency situation anywhere in the world.

This app works with almost every currency in the world. It also works offline by saving the latest rates and, if you use an Android smartwatch, it can sync to the device you don’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket.

Next time you travel, let these apps help you out.