Nowadays, with all the tools that smartphones have, there are many applications that will turn your cell phone into an inseparable travel companion. Here we share with you seven uses you can give it to make the most of your cell phone during your next trip.
While you are traveling to Peru you may need to keep communication. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to avoid high roaming costs. In order to make a nice trip here in PeruSIM, we will show you some tips to take advantage of your smartphone while traveling.
1. Take your best playlist
One of the things that excites me the most about traveling is enjoying the journey, whether by plane, car, train or even boat. Having the right playlist is one of the key points, so the first tip is to prepare a playlist with your favorite songs in any of the music streaming applications.
Some of these applications give you the possibility to download the playlists so that they are available offline, which is ideal when traveling.
2. No more papers
To make the most of your cell phone, keep your important documents on it. It allows you to have your tickets without having to print them. This way you can have the information of your flights, transportation, hotel reservations, access to events, festivals or museums.
Not only is it much more practical than carrying many sheets of paper piled up in your backpack, but you will also be doing your bit for the environment.
A great plus is that you can also activate notifications to remind you of the times and dates of your flights or events. That\’s something that definitely never hurts.
3. Don’t get lost
Although when we travel it\’s amazing to walk and wander around new cities, we definitely want to make the most of the time to get to know as much as possible. So, this is one of the best tips we can share with you: use Google Maps and download the maps of the area you are going to visit, make sure you have them available offline.
This way it is highly recommended to walk or explore knowing where you are going. Something we recommend is to trace your routes of what you want to visit per day, so you can locate the pins on the map and you can organize yourself to visit those places according to the proximity between them.
4. Take the best advices for restaurants
One of my favorite parts of traveling anywhere is trying different food. I\’m pretty sure that although almost all of us travelers particularly enjoy this, sometimes it can be a little tricky to find local restaurants. A good idea is to check out what\’s near you and take a look at the reviews on Yelp, Tripadvisor or Google My Business.
That way you can more or less know what to expect from a restaurant in terms of taste, ambiance and price. Also, after eating you can leave your review to help future travelers.
5. Always arrive at your destination
Being in a country you don\’t know is wonderful, but getting from one point to another in the cities you visit can be a challenge. This is where your cell phone can help you! On the one hand, you can download the metro system\’s apps, so you know where to get on and off. Another option you can always turn to are transportation ordering apps like Uber or Lyft.
The great advantage is that they pick you up at the specific point you need it and it is a good choice in case you are in a hurry or got a little lost.
Another interesting thing is that when you use these services you can talk to the drivers and we assure you that their stories are very interesting. In addition, they can give you tips as locals of places worth visiting.
6. Keep your best photos
When we go on vacation we naturally want to take pictures of absolutely everything. Sometimes, not all travelers are enthusiastic about carrying a fancy camera. If that\’s your case, just make sure your cell phone has enough space and get ready to capture your favorite moments.
Something that has served me well is to just take my GoPro and with the mobile app use my cell phone as the camera control. This way you can avoid taking a selfie stick, because it allows me to place the camera in different angles without having to hold it in my hands. Many cameras have this type of application that also allows you to download the images and videos to your cell phone and edit them.
7. Keep yourself entertained
If your trip involves flights with long connections and you have to wait a couple of hours, then there are also other apps that will allow you to distract yourself a bit.
Take advantage to watch your favorite series or movies! Thanks to the most recent update of the Netflix application, you can download episodes of your favorite series to watch them on your cell phone without the need for an Internet connection. This way you can catch up and finish the seasons you missed while waiting for your next flight connection.
Games are not just for little kids. If you don\’t love the idea of watching series or movies on such a small screen, another option is games. There are many possibilities, from Tetris, Sudoku, Angry Birds, to more complex and entertaining games. There are free and paid games. The important thing is that they catch you and help you pass the time.
Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.