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Adventuring with apps!


With an app now available for almost everything, travelling has never been easier. Even if you don’t need your phone abroad to call or send messages, there are apps for so many things touristic! Whether for your personal tour guide, a concierge service or a translator – it is almost guaranteed that there’s an app for it.

Here are some apps the Flexicover Team suggest might interest you.


Hg2

The home of the Hedonist’s Guide and covering 41 cities from Tokyo to Los Angeles, Hg2 is a great app for fun-seeking backpackers and travellers on a tight budget. With the guides compiled by writers who have lived in each city, you will find invaluable content packed with insider knowledge on the best bars, restaurants, accommodation and shopping. Its wealth of information on-the-go makes it a perfect guide to soak up any city!

Cost: £11.99
AppStore only (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

Packing Pro

Do you ever get that feeling that you’ve forgotten to pack something just before you go away? Packing Pro is the perfect app that will ease those panics and ensure you’ve everything you need. It will even remind you to do those last minute household chores - it’s just like your very own personal assistant! Try this app to help you to better manage and make your pre-travel regime flow smoothly. Customise it, keep your lists and start your holiday on a stress-free note!

Cost: £1.99
AppStore only (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

Google Translate

With the Google Translate app, there’s no need to carry a bulky dictionary or phrase book around with you. This app allows text or voice input from your phone before returning the translation in text and spoken form! You can even cache translations and build up your own library of saved words and sentences for when you’re offline. With over 58 languages in text and 23 spoken translations, it could be invaluable in preventing a faux pas or just finding your way around!

Cost: FREE
AppStore (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android Marketplace

FlightBoard

This has to be one of the most useful travel apps around - FlightBoard allows you to track the arrivals and departures from almost 4,000 airports worldwide! You can search for a specific airline and all information is in real time; you can even share flight information with your friends and family via Twitter, Facebook and email. And if that wasn’t enough, the app has been designed to look similar to the flight board at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful retro looks!

Cost: £2.49
AppStore (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android Marketplace

Instagram

This photo manipulation app is a fantastic way to share your photos with friends and family. Take a picture, update the look and feel with a filter and then post in online! You can then post it to your social network of choice to give your travels a unique twist. No wonder Facebook splashed out a fortune buying this company!

Cost: FREE
AppStore (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android Marketplace

EveryTrail

EveryTrail is a great app to track your route when travelling, especially for walking tours or when biking, running, sailing or any activity that might take you off the beaten track. This GPS app will guide you on an easy-to-read map and provide street names and nearby places of interest as well as information about your average speed, elevation and duration!

Cost: £2.49
AppStore (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android Marketplace

Wherever you go and whatever technological back-up you take, you may need a helping hand from Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!





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