Statistics estimate that 32 million American women go traveling at least once during the year, and the average long-term traveler looking for adventure is actually a 47-year-old female! This clearly shows that a significantly increasing number of modern-day women are traveling than ever before, and the technological world has certainly responded to this trend.
Generally speaking, female traveling habits tend to be different to that of men, and plenty of gadgets and apps have been developed that specifically tailor to women’s traveling styles. So, if you’re a woman thinking of traveling and want some travel tech by your side, below you’ll find some great gadgets and apps built to enhance your traveling experience.
Packing can be stressful, especially when traveling as you’ll have a limited amount of stuff you’re able to carry. But the innovative Packpoint app (free on both iOS and Android) will do all the hard work for you. Simply enter your gender, destination, time of travel and any pre-planned activities you’ve arranged, and Packpoint will instantly create a personalized checklist of items to pack specific to the information you’ve inputted. From clothing to safety gear, Packpoint will become your new packing buddy!
Weather Live Free
Any keen traveler will tell you that weather conditions can make or break a traveler’s experience. In order to keep on-track with weather on a day-to-day basis, as well as access to accurate forecasts from around the world so you can get an idea of the conditions you may be facing in the future, downloading a reliable weather app will be one of the best traveling assets you can have.
Weather Live Free, available now on Google Play, does all of the above – and more! Offering detailed weather information including wind speed, sunset/sunrise times and rain maps, this app will keep you accurately updated on the weather at any time no matter where you are in the world.
Part of the whole female traveling experience is keeping in touch with loved ones, taking photos, and being able to navigate yourself around. But, if your smartphone suddenly dies without warning, you could find yourself in a very sticky situation, especially if you’re mid-way through traveling to your next stop with not much idea where you are.
In some countries, finding electrical outlets is very difficult, leaving you physically unable to charge your phone if you only have a standard cable charger with you. Therefore, a portable charger is one of the most important things you can have by your side when traveling, so make sure to do research before you leave and buy one most compatible with your smartphone.
Traveling is often hailed as one of the greatest adventures you can have and, with many modern-day women jumping at the chance to travel the world, getting a little tech-help along the way won’t go amiss. The combination of the above apps will keep you organized both before and during your traveling experience, keeping you connected and safe wherever you are in the world!
Eloise Bailey is a solo female traveler who considers herself a globetrotter (she loves that term!). Her travel articles appear around the web.