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10 apps and gadgets for your European adventure

10 apps and gadgets for your European adventure
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So you're going to Europe, how exciting! Whether you plan to spend two weeks backpacking or a month soaking in the rich history, it would be great if you had a helping hand to enhance your experience.

That's why our sponsor, SimpliSafe, wanted you to know about these 10 apps and gadgets that will help spice up your trip.

Need help understanding the local currency? Check. Want a high-quality camera that won't get in your way? Check.

Take advantage of these apps and gadgets and you'll be operating like a local in no time.


1. XE Currency

XE Currency is a must-have app anytime you are traveling to another country. It provides live exchange rates and allows you to calculate currencies.

Don't get stuck spending more money than intended because you didn't know the exchange rate. This free app is available for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Firefox OS.

2. Google Translate

Many languages are spoken in Europe, and unless you know them all, it would be wise for you to download Google Translate. This free app can translate up to 90 languages by either typing, taking a picture, or speaking into the phone. It even has two-way automatic speech translation, compatible with 40 languages.

Is there a common phrase that you can't remember how to say in French? No worries. You can even save certain translations for easy access.

Google Translate is available for both Apple and Android users.

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