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Have App, Will Travel

By: Simon
Aug 4, 2014
Posted: Aug 4, 2014


Many people feel the need to stay connected to the grid whether they’re at home or travelling abroad. While some might say that it’s important to put your phone away and enjoy the sights and experiences happening before your eyes, having access to mobile Internet while travelling can actually be an asset. There are many benefits to being able to access online content and not only will it make it easier to travel but when used effectively can truly enhance the trip.

When you’re in a new city it’s hard to know what there is that’s worth seeing. While it’s possible to just walk around and take everything in you will never know what you’re missing or what’s just around the corner. Travelling with access to mobile Internet can provide you with relevant information about what’s going on in your area, the sights that are worth visiting, and where are the best places to eat. There are thousands of websites dedicate to ensuring that travellers can have the best experience possible. These websites are full of up-to-date and highly specific information that can be used to plan a perfect trip. Many of these websites even provide multi-day itineraries and maps and you can find a stunning level of detail in the content that’s offered.

Rather than wandering around you can use mobile Internet to greatly enhance the trip. It’s typically hit or miss when you’re hungry and trying to find somewhere to eat but when access to mobile internet you can do a quick online search, have access to thousands of reviews, and find just the right place you were looking for. Many people would suggest just immersing yourself in a location but in the information age that can be dangerous and a waste of time. By getting lost on your own you could pass by all the important sites and never find the chance to sample local cuisine.

The Internet can also be used to meet other people in the area and converse with other travellers about their experience. When using mobile internet while travelling you’re truly getting a one-of-a-kind experience and not just trusting what your friends told you or listening to a tour guide drone on and on. The same goes with travel books that are usually filled with boring and outdated information. When you’re travelling with easy access to mobile internet you will not only be able to design your own perfect trip but will always be able to find any relevant information you might need. Leaving home without any data or Internet connection in this day and age is simply not a good idea and there will never be a time you regret travelling with mobile Internet access.


Here are some great websites and apps for your next travel experience:

  • AwayFind: Too much email? AwayFind notifies you of messages that matter NOW — via mobile, SMS, or voice. Sign up free, and escape from email interruptions.
  • Packing Pro: QuinnScape is the proud home of Packing (+TO DO!) & Packing Pro, two popular, top ranking, Apple-featured travel apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • TripIt: The TripIt trip planner keeps all of your travel plans in one spot. Create a master travel itinerary, and access your itinerary planner online or on your mobile …
  • City Guides: Get travel guides to 80 of the world’s top cities including New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Beijing, Cape Town and more; Use offline — no Internet connection …
  • GateGuru: We believe that GateGuru on the mobile device radically transform the day-of travel experience, and we look forward to you joining us in the ride!
  • Gogobot: Discover where to stay, eat and play on your adventures and share your experiences with like minded people.
  • Tripomatic: Plan your trip with the Tripomatic trip planner. Find out what to see and what to do in your destination. Get your personalized travel guide for free!
  • Viator: Tours, things to do, sightseeing tours, day trips and more from Viator. Find and book city tours, helicopter tours, day trips, show tickets, sightseeing day tours, …
  • Expedia: Find, research, and book a hotel room with the Expedia Hotels app for iPhone & Android. Find user reviews, and real time inventory on over 130000 hotels …
  • Google Flights: Choose your flight from a simple list of results, explore destinations on a map, and find travel dates with the lowest fare with Flight Search.
  • Hipmunk Flight & Hotel Search: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Book Travel. Find Great Rates Now!
  • Hotels: Find and book 240,000+ hotels worldwide, Manage your account or book as a guest user, Access reservations even when offline, and more…
  • SkyScanner: Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, fast. Book direct with no fees at Skyscanner.

Simon Urbina

Simon Urbina

Simon is a Product Designer and Front End Dev with over 20 years of experience. He started as a graphic designer and illustrator coding his first website in 1996. He has worked with brands like Publix, Microsoft, and Discovery Channel.