Everyone travels in their own way. While some prefer to play it safe and stay in all-inclusive resorts and only go out with a guide or in a group, others prefer to travel alone and seek out places that are only frequented by locals. Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, the iPad is a great travel companion. Read on to learn about how the iPad can help you travel like a local.
LikeALocal is an app created for travelers who want to experience what a place is like for locals. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, get a drink, shop, or sample some local culture, this app will likely have the perfect recommendation for you. All of the recommendations come courtesy of actual local residents. There are more than 4,400 cities on the app, and each city contains notes, photos, details, and really all the information you need to decide whether the place is right for you.
OffMaps is another great traveling app for your iPad. This app allows you to download city maps to use offline, meaning if you are in another country and don’t have an international data plan, you can still have a map and GPS. Many of the specific city maps are free. However, for some cities, there may be a fee — often just $2.
All of the maps are sourced by the OpenStreetMaps, a crowd-sourced project. Not only does this app give you a detailed map, but it also offers downloadable city guides. These guides can give you all the info you need to learn about nearby restaurants, hotels, and other local attractions.
Wi-Fi Hotspot Directory
To navigate a city like a local, you have to know where you are going. But if the city is new to you, this can obviously be quite hard, especially without the Internet. So what’s the solution? One solution is to chat up locals. Talk, make friends, and get some bonafide recommendations. However, if you’re having trouble doing this, another option is to find some Wi-Fi, get the information you need, and then make your next move. The Wi-Fi Finder app can be the perfect tool to help you locate a Wi-Fi hotspot when traveling — just remember to download it while you have Internet.
While a protective iPad case won’t help you travel like a local, it is a necessary accessory for traveling. Not only do you want to look for a case that protects your tablet, but also one that is not too bulky or heavy. At ZUGU CASE, our magnetic iPad cases are perfect for travel. They offer drop protection and unrivaled functionality. For instance, the iPad stand can be configured to up to seven different viewing angles, and the pencil holder can keep your stylus attached and always ready to go. Learn more about our protective iPad cases.