Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Won’t Want To Leave Home Without

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

Pick up those shoes in person while you're in Paris! Photo: Wired.com

Get up close in treasured corners of the world and make the most out of your travel experiences. Whether you’re hunting for secondhand goods or for a home cooked meal, bring your smartphone along — and don’t forget to grab Krrb’s updated iPhone app to get the most locally wherever you are! I mean, what’s more local than someone’s living room, right?

Check out 5 other apps we’ll take along for the journey to experience how the locals do. With mobile apps for every need on your trip, there is no need to pack your suitcase with travel guides and books. Now you have more room for souvenirs!

Word Lens

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

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Translate on the go. You won’t want to travel abroad without the Wordlens app. Avoid communication problems by holding your phone over the foreign words and get an immediate translation. There is no need to rely on wifi signals with this app to understand what your French menu says. Free.

Local Eats

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

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Trying the culinary hotspots of your destination has never been easier. The LocalEats app offers the best restaurants in the United States, London, Rome, Hong Kong, and more. You won’t find chain restaurants listed in this app, only local eateries show up on your GPS searches. Filter results by cuisine, price, hours, and more. $0.99.

Roadside America

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

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No road trip across the United States is complete without the odd pitstop at the largest ball of twine. The Roadside America App includes all the random sights and attractions along your journey. You can search by map, address or category to find those bizarre eateries, architectural high-points and tiny museums. $2.99.

Slash Paris

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

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You don’t have to wander around Paris long to find art, but to find the art scene— use your phone. The Parisian art guide Slash.fr, now on mobile, directs you to the all art venues, museums and galleries about town. You can browse art openings, lectures and more in a specific neighborhood or by date. Before you set out by foot, chart your walking tour on the art map. Available in French and English and made by people close to our hearts. Free.

Handmade in Melbourne

Travel Technology — 5 Apps You Wont Want To Leave Home Without

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When visiting down under, be sure to check out the thriving handmade market in Melbourne, Australia. It’s a lot easier to do with the aptly titled app Handmade in Melbourne. Search over 200 of the city’s artisans by category or location. $0.99.

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