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12th Nov 18

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Why your phone is your ultimate travel companion

12th Nov 18

Drew Hook
By Drew Hook113 Followers

Twenty years ago, travelling could be an organisational slog. Today, however, you can manage every part of a local or international trip from a mobile device – from researching your destination to finding flight bargains and booking great accommodation to storing your electronic tickets and boarding passes.

Here are seven ways that your Android smartphone can enhance your travel experience.

Share the moments

With a smartphone in hand, you can capture a photo of that picturesque mountain view or stunning cityscape and share it with your friends and family via Instagram or Facebook. You can also keep your friends and family up to date on what you're doing or where you are via text or WhatsApp or even videochat, bringing them into the moment.  

Stay in touch

The Google Translate app for Android can help you navigate foreign countries with relative ease. It allows you to translate between more than 100 languages via typing and more than 32 languages through real-time speech.

That makes it so much easier to bargain for the beautiful carpet you found in the market or to ask for directions to the historic town square. You can also use your camera to translate text – which means you can order from a menu written in a foreign language with confidenc...

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