Many say that backpacking is a life-changing experience and it shows you a lot about yourself… FLUX Mag will cover the ins and outs of backpacking in this four part series and we check out Apps for this edition.
Trip Journal (Available here – $ 2.99)
Through the course of your backpacking adventure you will encounter some strange, marvellous and incredible occurrences. You definitely would want to document those exhilarating experiences as many of us have the memory of a sieve. Trip Journal is the useful and super-cool App that allows you to track, document and share your trip via your iPhone and it is also the number one Google Awarded Travel Application. Share your experiences with your family and friends and shred any cloak of modesty as you bask in your travelling glory and they marvel at your backpacking adventures as your trip unfolds in real time! Allow others to view your travelling routes, visited locations and other stats such as times and distance travelled. Awesomely all these details can be shared through your favourite social media platforms.
Lingopal (Available here – $9.99)Universally and especially while in another country, if you can’t communicate, expect disaster. The Lingopal could be your best bud while on vacation. This App is a multilingual translator that includes audio cues. It is highly sophisticated and even asks for your gender as many languages are gender specific when it comes to tone and context. You are bound to find the language you are looking for as there are over 42 languages to choose from and over 900 phrases. It even is broken down into categories to help you find something specific. The flirting category should especially come into handy at some point.
Hostelworld (Available here -free)Hostelworld is like having your own travel agent in the palm of your hand. This App is an online provider of inexpensive accommodation from around the world. Search through an international database of some affordable lodging options and make the booking once you have found what suits your pocket. You never know when you may need a sudden change of accommodation pronto so Hostelworld is definitely an App you will need to make life a little easier while you commence with your backpacking endeavours.
Valet is a travel site like no other. It aims to provide you with the best deals that synch with the client’s preferences. This member based program encompasses over 80 hotels in over 45 cities from across the globe plus perks like complimentary Wi-Fi, upgrades, and spa services at select partners. Members can ensure that they receive the most out of the vacation by adhering to recommendations by Valet on shopping, dining and entertainment. Valet membership currently starts at $199/year, is sold in limited quantity, and will increase in the future. Once you have that rate, it stays constant for lifelong. An App is already being developed for iPhone and iPad.