Want the best travel experience, but don’t want to be bogged down with maps, postcards for the family, or travel books? Then why not use your smartphone. There are a number of easy to use apps that will make your traveling adventures more fun and less time-consuming. The following are just five simple travel apps for senior citizens.
5 Simple Travel Apps for Senior Citizens
HearPlanet – $2.99
Learn more about some of the biggest cities in the world. HearPlanet offers audio tour tracks for over 300,000 cities. This is a great way to explore cities without paying a fortune for an expensive tour. You can enjoy the city at your own pace. Even in a short visit you can become an expert on the cities you’re visiting. You can even get more out of the cities you pass on the way to your final destination.
Packing Pro – $2.99
Not sure what to pack? Packing Pro can help you plan for almost any trip with pre-designed packing lists. Now you won’t have to worry about remembering an umbrella when visiting China during the rainy season. You can even save your own packing lists for future vacations.
Postagram – FREE
Sometimes nothing beats on old fashioned postcard. However, no one said you had to rely on the same generic postcards found in the hotel’s gift shop. With Postagram, you can turn your own photos into postcards. The app is free to download and postcards cost $0.99 each. Regardless, this is a great way to share your vacation with those back home.
SitOrSquat – FREE
Need to visit the restroom, but not sure where to find one? SitOrSquat is an app devoted to bathrooms and their cleanliness. Not only will the app help you find a nearby bathroom, but you’ll discover what to expect before entering. This allows you to make the best decision so that you’ll be able to sit in comfort instead of worrying about squatting over a dirty seat.
XE Currency – FREE
Never get cheated on currency exchanges again. This app offers real-time exchange rates so that you always know how much your money should be worth. It’s even a great way to keep up with how much native currency you’re spending. Best of all though, it’s free.
Apps don’t have to be complicated to use. They also don’t have to offer useless information. These apps offer information that you’ll find useful on your vacations. Whether you want to learn more about a city or find the cleanest bathroom, apps are the answer. The good news is many of these apps are free to download.
About the Author: Bryon Abrecht loves to travel and often accompanies his 75-year old mother on international voyages. They’re currently considering Tanzania safaris and are enjoying their time together.