When Tech Meets Travel: Today’s Coolest Gadgets and Apps for Any Trip

When you travel, you get to do things you’ve never done and meet people you’ve never met before. This is a great way to learn more about all of the cultures of the world and expand your understanding of the world we live in.

But let’s face it: traveling can be difficult, even for those who do it often, There are a lot of things you need to worry about, like getting to the airport on time and figuring out what you want to do once you arrive at your destination. With today’s technology, though, there are plenty of apps for your mobile devices and other gadgets that can help make traveling a little easier. Here are a few of them that you should look into next time you book your flights and are ready to see the world.

Sleep Mask

Even experienced travelers sometimes have difficulty falling asleep on an airplane: either they’re just too excited about their upcoming adventures or they just can relax enough to catch some Zs before landing. This sleep mask may help you with that.

The Glo to Sleep Mask uses small points of blue light to help you focus and fall asleep quickly. The mask shuts out all outside light and fits snugly and comfortably over your eyes. The blue lights on the inside of the mask are soft but just bright enough for you to see, and they help you relax as you drift off to sleep, helping you relax before you land so you’re ready to have fun.

An Alarm Clock

If you travel, you will probably have to wake up early several times, either to catch a plane or to go on an excursion that you’ve booked. Either way, you’re going to want to have a reliable alarm to help you wake up on time, and this alarm clock will help you do just that.

The Alarm Clock for Me app is free and turns your Android device into a reliable alarm clock. It helps to wake you up by playing songs from your playlist, so you can start your day with sounds you love. You can also set a sleep timer to help you drift off at night. The app can turn your device into a good-looking bedside clock as well, with easy-to-read digits.


Headed somewhere you don’t speak the language? This language learning app can help you learn many of the most spoken languages in the world so you can speak like a local.

You can learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, and many others on a simple game-like interface that lets you learn quickly and at your own pace. There are plans to add more languages as well, so the possibilities are growing. Just a few hours with this app and you’ll learn many common words and phrases that will help you on your travels.

Try one of these next time you are ready to travel.

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