Smartphones have changed the way we have lived our lives. From writing letters to staying in constant touch through messaging applications, there’s nothing that can’t be done anymore if you have a smartphone by your side. Travelling is one such area where technology has played an important role in enhancing our experiences. Internet is a boon to mankind andsmartphones are, perhaps, the best a man could get. Here are 10 ways our smartphones have changed the way we travel.
1. Easy Planning
Planning a trip has become so much easier with internet and apps on our smartphones to help us. Unlike old times, all you need to do now is read a review, go through some blogs and images, and you are all set for vacations.
2. Forget The Queues
Also, you no longer have to stand in long queues to get your tickets booked and to get a status update. All you need is a smartphone to receive status update messages and emails.
3. Become Your Own Guide
Gone are the days when you used to get lost in a new place and get stuck with a bunch of strangers. All thanks to your smartphone, now you can never get lost in a new place. Online maps and tour guide applications will always guide you to the place you want to visit.
4. Discover New Places
Not only new places, these maps also guide you to delicious restaurants and shopping malls. Who thought finding restaurants and malls in a new place can become so easy!
5. Say Goodbye To Bulky Cameras
Now you don’t have to carry heavy cameras to save the memories you are going to create on your trip and wait for your photographs for a week. These days Smartphones come with better Autofocus, higher ISO, good zoom and all you need to take mesmerizing pictures.
6. Share Your Images With Friends
And that’s not it. You can also share your wonderful experience and images immediately with friends and family on social sites. Now you don’t have to wait for weeks to get your photos. Instagram your awesome moments on the spot and become a social star.
7. Never Lose Touch With Your Loved Ones
Stay in touch with everyone while travelling. Skype and WhatsApp your loved ones and tell them ‘how travelling makes you happy’.
8. Keep Yourself Occupied
Remember how bored all of us used to get while travelling? That was the only thing that made our journeys tedious. But not anymore, now you won’t get bored while travelling. Your smartphone provides you a lot of reading, music and gaming apps to keep you busy while traveling without killing your battery. Sony Xperia comes with 48 hours of battery life. Get entertained without getting interrupted.
9. Chat With The Locals In Their Language
Communication used to be such a hassle while travelling in the past. But smartphones have solved those issues as well. They have made communication so much easier while travelling. If you can’t communicate with the locals, don’t worry, just use the translator in your smartphone and you are good to go.
10. News On The Go
Earlier it was difficult to keep a tab on news while travelling. Now your smartphone keeps you updated on latest news and trends in the world making travelling more fun.