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Learn the Travel Hacks that Turns Your Phone Into the Ultimate Travel Kit

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor August 11th, 2023 Posted in Travel Blog, Travel Blogging and Digital Nomads Tips No comments

When you want to be able to pack your bags, catch a flight and set off to a new and exciting destination, you want to be able to do it all your way. Gone are the days where we’ll accept having to wrestle a giant suitcase, map book, and printouts of hotel bookings everywhere we go. Today, you’re going to master the travel hacks that set you free with nothing but your phone in the palm of your hand.

Learn the Travel Hacks that Turns Your Phone Into the Ultimate Travel Kit
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Ultimate Packing List App

First things first, did you know there’s even an app to hack the stressful and seemingly never-ending world of packing? PackPoint Travel Packing List allows you to walk out your door with true peace of mind, knowing that you have everything you need, and nothing more. Simply answer a few quick questions about the nature, destination, and duration of your trip and a full packing list will pop up before you know it. Ideal when you want to get your trip off to the perfect start by sidestepping the stress of packing.

Translations On the Go

Next up, you can save all that weight in your suitcase on phrasebooks simply by downloading Google Translate. It’s capable of translating audio in real-time and allows you to navigate any foreign land you find yourself in. Perfect when you want to be able to order the local cuisine, ask for directions, and maybe even make some new friends along the way. One quick download is all it takes.

Seamless Payments Wherever You Are

Learn the Travel Hacks that Turns Your Phone Into the Ultimate Travel Kit
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For those of you who rightly want to make sure money worries and the stress of being able to make payments is never an issue, Apple Pay and Google Pay are your best bets. Which one you choose is dictated by your phone’s OS and the technology is built into all the latest few generations of handset. Making use of these clever features allows you to make quick payments anywhere that takes contactless, store your loyalty cards when checking in hotels, and even keep track of your frequent flyer miles.

Of course, these payment options can be used virtually anywhere, also when you are not travelling. From paying with your Apple Watch at a local store to depositing funds into a casino with Google Pay, your options are virtually limitless, regardless of whether you use Apple or Android devices.

Also, we have the trusty PayPal app that allows you to have safe and secure access to all of your bank accounts, debit cards and credit cards from a single app. It’s perfect for managing your finances while you’re on the move, transferring funds into your travel account, and making sure your boss has sent your pay slip while you’re away. It’s secure, versatile, and works on any smartphone. Exactly what you want to hear when it’s time to enjoy the trip of a lifetime without worry in the world.

Roadtrips Made Better

Learn the Travel Hacks that Turns Your Phone Into the Ultimate Travel Kit
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Want to make sure you have a trip you’ll never forget by getting off the beaten path? Roadtrippers is the app you’ll need because it’s the best in the world at taking you on exciting detours and introducing you to the scenic routes everyone else has missed. Type in your start and end points, give it a fraction of a second to do its thing, and then take in all the sights and sounds it will connect you with on your far more exciting new route. Ideal when you want to get away from it all and make memories that will never fade.

Now that you know what you need to download, it’s over to you to get yourself a strong WiFi signal and put your smartphone to work. Once everything is uploaded, it’s all systems go for the adventure of a lifetime.



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