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10 apps and gadgets for your international adventures

10 apps and gadgets for your international adventures
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So you're going out of the country, how exciting! Whether you plan to spend two weeks backpacking or a month soaking up the rich history, there are apps and gadgets to enhance your experience. Need help understanding the local currency? Check. Want a high-quality camera that won't get in your way? Check.

Before you take off on your vacation be sure to check out these apps and gadgets.

1. XE Currency

XE currency app

XE Currency is a must-have app any time 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 and Android users.

2. Google Translate

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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