No matter where you travel - whether to a foreign country, another state or just a nearby city - it can be difficult to get around in an unfamiliar place. And traveling comes with its own set of risks. Wouldn't it be nice to know if the place you're visiting is experiencing a high-volume of tourists, or something much worse, such as an outbreak of the Zika virus?
Before you pack your suitcase, there's one app you should take with you.
Sitata Travel Safe is designed to help you navigate places you're unfamiliar with. However, it's not a GPS navigation map app. It's more like a weather forecasting app, but it monitors things like disease outbreaks, civil protests, extreme weather conditions and anything major that could ruin your travel plans, or put you in harm's way.
One key thing that sets Sitata apart from other traveling apps is that most of the features of the app are available offline. This means you can use the app no matter where you go.
Sitata also has an active community of users that share things they've encountered during their trips. This can give you a heads up about tourist traps and dangerous areas to avoid, as well as nice places to visit. You can also contribute to the community forums to share your experiences and warn future travelers visiting the area.
The app also provides you with contact information for local hospitals and emergency responders in the area, and a place to store important medical information, in case you ever need it. This comes in handy if you have specific allergies, or are taking medications that medical professionals should know about when treating you.
While Sitata is mainly designed to help you out on your trip, it can also help you before you ever leave home. You can use the app to browse through locations you're interested in visiting and get a preview of the current conditions. Based off of your search, the app will also recommend medications and vaccinations you might need if you plan on visiting a particular location.
Sitata Travel Safe is a free download for both Apple and Android users. Click the blue buttons below for more information and download instructions.