FIVE VERY COOL TRAVEL APPS

1976k397qvjnijpgThis is year 2016 and gone are those days when the traveler use to add up the travel maps, compasses, hotel brochures, city guides, important contact diary etc. We live in a tech-smart world and as long as the mobile network is readily available on your travel destination, all you need is a smartphone. Smartphones have brought one of the biggest revolutions in the world. With thousand of different apps one can do anything they want, just name it and there you go!

Hence we are here to discuss five cool apps that not only are handy during your travel but also are free or of negligible cost. We have discussed these apps during a break when i was in a meeting with Pest Control  Experts in Dyersberg. So here are the apps

The ‘Time out’ app

With absolutely zero charge this app works as an ultimate guide to the happenings of the city you are travelling in. It covers most of the cities around the world. Let it be a big hotel or a small funky restaurant in the corner of the street, a street play or a big concert or star night happening, time out will inform you about all. It can be downloaded both on the iOS and Android.

The Wolfram Sun Exposer app

What will be better than a sun forecast for you on a beach holiday? Yes this is the app for you that provide the forecast if the suns position suiting your skin type. It helps you prevent tan and skin burns by estimating the safe sun spend time for you. This was easy! It’s available only on IOS for $1.49.

The Google Translator app

What is worst than being stuck in a different nation with almost nil knowledge of the language. You cannot refer the dictionary for each and every word and hence the google translator comes to rescue. So you can just click pictures of the signs in the foreign language and it converts it into your desirable language.

The App in the air app

Do not go by the name, the app is basically for air travel. It gives you the best ever coverage of all the airplanes and airlines all around the world. Even in the case where you aren’t cover by the internet it helps in managing the time by splitting the travel into four parts, check-in, boarding the flight, departure and landing. This will never let you miss a flight.

The Splittr app

We usually travel with family or in group with friends. How cool is the scenario where you are backpacking or doing suitcase travel with your friend and one app is saving you all from the stress and chaos of splitting the money spent among yourselves. Splittr is here to help! It splits all the bills and put the expenses against each one of the participants. It also keeps a track of who spent where to make the process simpler.

Greenville, SC

downtown_greenville_sc_real_estate_800While it’s got a healthy arts presence, Greenville is all about the outdoors.  Explore downtown attractions like Falls Park or Cleveland Park, or the Swamp Rabbit Trail, by foot or with a bike rental. While cheering a meeting at Biotech Office in New Braunfels i met a friend from Greenville. After the meeting i asked him about the place and he said: within 30 minutes are Caesar’s Head and Jones Gap for hikes, photos and picnics, but Greenville also has its own mountain park right in town.   Minor league baseball and hockey happen downtown, or choose from great museums, carriage and trolley rides, even Shakespeare in the Park.  Kids are enthralled by a special scavenger hunt on Main Street.

Visitors are amazed to see Greenville’s beautiful tree-lined Main Street, tons of exciting restaurants and bars, great shopping, performance venues, nice hotels, and a river with its own waterfalls right in the heart of downtown.  City leaders from across America flock to see a downtown that’s won countless national awards and press for its spectacular revitalization success.

Greenville is world-renowned as a destination for cyclists.  Favorite local son Geroge Hincapie – training partner of Lance Armstrong – has been instrumental in bringing the USA Pro Cycling championships to town each year.  Paris Mountain, just minutes north of downtown, makes an ideal training ground.  Runners and walkers take advantage of beautiful Falls Park, Cleveland Park and the city’s lovely neighborhoods, while hikers head north to the Blue Ridge foothills to explore and enjoy countless trails and waterfalls.  Tennis and golf are  year-round past-times.

Performing and visual arts are so abundant in Greenville that any weekend forces hard choices:  symphony or blues?  art opening or live theater?  ballet or touring Broadway show?   Downtown is filled with galleries and performance arts venues, most notably the Peace Center, which has two indoor theaters and outdoor amphitheater.  bob Jones University has a world-class art collection and several lovely museums are scattered across the city.   Choose your pleasures, and good luck trying to “do it all.”

Dallas

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Dallas is Texas’ most mythical city, with the past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The ‘Big D’ is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife’s not too shabby either.

The museums are not only excellent but unique – history buffs should not miss the memorials to President John F Kennedy’s assassination. The most impressive addition to Dallas’ cultural landscape in recent years is the massive 68-acre Arts District, now the largest in the country.

Don’t worry, though: all this culture doesn’t mean that Dallas isn’t still a paragon of conspicuous consumption. With more malls per capita than anywhere else in the US, shopping is definitely this city’s guiltiest pleasure. So if you feel the urge to take out your credit card, throw frugality to the winds and say ‘When in Dallas…’, you won’t be alone.

Dallas offers visitors and residents plenty of things to do, no matter what your taste or budget. Check out all the great museums in the downtown area or catch a professional sports game at the American Airlines Center or Cowboys Stadium. If you’re visiting Big D during the pleasant autumn or spring seasons, head on over to one of many great parks and gardens. Traveling with kids? Take them to one of Dallas’ fun amusement parks!