Best Smartphones for Travelling

by Guest Blogger on June 13, 2013

in Travel Tips

smartphones and travel

Smartphones, never leave home without one!

Smartphones can provide you with almost everything. From communication to gaming, your gadget will come very handy. If you are someone who is into travelling, never doubt the power of your smartphone. Before, during, and after your travel, that same gadget will be your perfect partner. You can use it as your personal assistant to book travel flights, as a camera to shoot scenic spots, and as a computer to upload those files on your social media sites. There are many smartphone brands in the market. To make sure that you own something that will help you with your travel, check this list of best smartphone for travelling collated by British news agency BBC.

First on the list is Apple’s iPhone 5. This handset makes a perfect travel companion because of Passbook, a free iOS software that provides users with an all-new map of different countries and various travel updates. This application also lets owners collect tickets electronically. What makes iPhone 5 more useful is the free video chat with Apple devices. You can use it whenever you want to talk with or see someone from a far location.

Another good choice is Samsung Galaxy S3 and its very accurate prompt spoken GPS navigation. The S-Voice, which works with Google Maps, help you easily find the locations you are looking for in an unfamiliar place. Google Maps is the most utilized web-based map in the world so you are assured of the credibility of the information you will get wherever you are.

Nokia Lumia 920 is also a great alternative, especially for those who have limited budget. This Finnish handset is the first smartphone to make augmented reality a standard feature. This feature works by just clicking on the City Lens tool, peek at the viewfinder, and then see overlaid information such as arrows that will point you in the right direction, information about nearby cafes, restaurants, and other attractive landmarks.

After a long travel, your smartphone will also be your best friend once you decide to rest and turn to different mobile games like Text Twist, Temple Run, SimCity, poker and casino games, and Hitman. Among these games, poker is probably the best that you can have because: 1. It can let you win cash which you can use for your travel; and 2. They are playable anytime and anywhere, all you need is a fast and strong internet connection. What’s more admirable about websites like partypoker.com is that they don’t need any installation or download. You can have them right on your phone as long as it meets the OS requirement of the games. By playing poker, you can save more from your phone’s storage memory and have more to use for your travel photos. By playing poker, you will not only rest your body, you will also be able to refresh your mind before heading into another day of great adventure.

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skiing

Who is ready for a ski holiday or mini-break?

Heading off on a mountainous adventure requires a little more thought than a simple holiday abroad. A few elements need to be considered prior to your arrival in your chosen resort, particular if you want to take advantage of the excellent offers you can find online. From ski hire & lift passes to tuition and boots, it’s up to you what you hire for your vacation. Whether you choose Soldeu ski holidays or the Italian Alps as your destination, these essentials are standardised and easy to comprehend.

Lift Passes

Pre-booking lift passes can often guarantee cheaper-than-resort prices, with many resort-specific deals available, such as 2 for 1 or buy one get half price offers.

Many resorts, including Soldeu ski holidays, offer free lift passes for infants, and during low season may also supply child lift passes for free. Keep an eye out for any of these offers to take advantage of them and save yourself some money.

Equipment Hire

Whether you need to hire skis, poles, boots, a snowboard or all of the above, you can be sure to receive high quality equipment that will be fitted by specialists to ensure they fit you like a glove.

Again, be aware of any relevant deals to help you get value for money. Two for one deals are popular, particularly across European resorts (although, doubtful during peak times like half terms).

It can be difficult to choose the perfect equipment for you – be sure you understand the difference between the various choices, such as ‘standard’ for beginners and ‘prestige’ which is ideal for advanced enthusiasts looking for a wider choice of kit.

You can also make use of ski and snowboard packs, which include everything you could need for your holiday on the slopes. They often work out cheaper, purchasing as a bundle, rather than as separates, and include lift passes, ski hire, boot hire and ski school.

Take a look at the ski hire & lift passes on offer in your chosen resort and look forward to the groomed pistes this snow season.

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