There's an app for that: 10 holiday apps
When you're on holiday, it seems natural to leave your mobile or tablet at home doesn't it? So you can laze all day by the beach or pool, disconnected from the cyber-world.
But in all seriousness, who's going to do that? Why not make the most of your device since it's there - here are the top ten apps for your mobile device that could prove invaluable during your trip.
A complete travel guide that is accessible even when you're in the middle of nowhere, far from the internet. It contains information about over 8,000 destinations across the world.
This app will provide you with dedicated dining info and reviews from real people to help you choose where you're going to eat.
No point in having any apps on your phone if you've misplaced it. Only £3.99 a year gives you the peace of mind of being able to locate your lost mobile via Google Maps.
4. Plants v Zombies
Your holiday isn't likely to be fun 24-7. If you're stuck in a queue, or the weather turns bad, enjoy some lunatic fun with this popular zombie-battling distraction instead.
5. Tour Wrist
An iOS-only app, you can take a 360-degree panoramic pic with your phone and share it with the rest of the travelling globe.
No need to invite friends around to view your holiday snaps once you're back. Enhance and improve your pics before uploading them to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr for sharing.
7. Wi-Fi Finder
If you're off the web, this app will get you back on by hunting for Wi-Fi hot-spots. The offline database can help point you in the right direction too.
The real-time traffic app. Share hold ups and snarls with other road-users and beat the traffic after reading advice from fellow travellers. A valuable time-saver.
Your trip usually starts and ends with a flight; this app will keep you in touch with all the latest airport news, including delays and invaluable terminal maps.
10. Know Your Rights
If something goes wrong when you're abroad it can be difficult to know where to turn. If you're in the EU, this app will help you with numerous difficulties and to know your rights as a tourist.
When it comes to holiday packing, don't forget to pack your mobile device, and don't forget to pack it with apps. The ten listed here should be more than enough to get you started and help your holiday progress without any hapless hitches.