With the rise of smartphones and ever increasing capabilities of technology, the entire world has changed. Communication has become instant, business easier and faster to conduct, and travel more and more accessible to the common person. These factors combined are allowing for more people to experience traveling places they would have never imagined before. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling for business or pleasure, technology has completely changed the way it’s done. Applications on smartphones are by far a traveler’s best friend. If you are already a traveler or are starting down that path, be sure to download these apps!

Maps

It may be obvious, but having a GPS in your pocket at all times is invaluable when in a foreign city or country. Having a reliable map app will come in handy more than a few times!

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