Travel Anxiety: Apps and Gadgets to Whisk Your Worries Away

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Traveling is a great way to see the world, but it can also have it’s frustrations that take away from all of the fun you could be having. There are a lot of things you need to worry about while visiting other cities and countries, but it doesn’t have to ruin your fun.

There are a lot of apps and gadgets out there that can help alleviate some of the stress that you may feel while you’re traveling by helping you take care of the little things. They can help you focus on getting the most out of your travels and not worrying so much about all of the things that you need to look after.

Alarm Clock for Me

Chances are that there will be numerous times during any trip where you have to get up early, whether it’s to catch a flight or to go on a sightseeing tour you’ve booked. A simple alarm clock app can help you sleep more comfortably, and the Alarm Clock for Me is perfect for travelers.

The app is simple to use and offers a wide variety of options. You can choose playlists and songs to wake up to, which the app will continuously play until you turn it off or hit snooze. It also has a nighttime mode where you can set a timer to fall asleep to music and it turns into a great-looking bedside clock with easy-to-read digits. It even offers local weather conditions so you will know what to expect throughout the day.

The app also has a widget for your homescreen so you don’t even have to open the app to use it.

Portable Washing Machine

Who wants to spend money on washing clothes that could be better spent on a fun night out in a new city? This portable washing machine makes it easy to wash small loads of laundry whenever you need to.

The best part is that the bag folds up and can fit in any luggage — or even in your jacket pocket. It has hundreds of tiny scrubbers that agitate your clothes to get them clean. All you have to do is fill the bag with water and a small amount of cleaning fluid, rub the bag vigorously for a few minutes, then empty the water and rinse. It saves time and money!

Around Me

When you’re in a new city, sometimes it difficult to figure out what you want to do. This app will give you tons of suggestions by letting you know all of the different things that are around you.

The app finds hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and museums and tells you how far away they are. It even has emergency services that show you the nearest police stations and hospitals. All you have to do is choose a category and then have fun deciding what you want to do.

Let these apps and gadgets make your travels a little easier.

Gabriel Peters shares his travel tips online. He mostly writes from the perspective of a parent with kids which adds greatly to the regular stress of catching a flight.

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