Traveling is the best type of education. Travel expands your mind. It both satisfies and creates curiosity and engenders independence.  The more we see and do, the more protective we become. But traveling is not for the faint of heart.  It takes time, treasure, and planning. Luckily there are dozens of helpful apps to make a solo traveler's life a bit easier.  
1. Nomad Her
A Paris-based company, Nomad Her is a world app for women travelers. It has members in hundreds of countries and stresses safe travels by being a part of an engaged community. There is a verification process for safety and to ensure each account is valid. Within the app, women are invited to: Organize meet-ups with other solo female travelers. Share and ask for tips and recommendations. Share adventures of other solo female travelers. Attend numerous events organized by NomadHer. NomadHer is Free and is made for both Android and Apple OS,
2. FLUSH
Ok, I didn't believe this one at first. But I was informed that a similar app exists for NYC so why not the rest of the planet? FLUSH, as you can guess, finds the nearest toilet complete with details. Simply open the app and it will display the nearest toilets to you. It's free, has no in-app purchases, and has over 200,000 bathrooms in its database! Available on both Google Play and Apple
3. Google Translate
In a pinch, Google Translate will instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. While probably not a choice for lengthy conversations or presentations, it is handy for daily things such as reading signs and menus, hailing cabs, and booking tickets. This free service is available for both Apple OS and Google Play.
4. XE Currency
XE Currency is one app that does it all.  Don't overpay for the metro or that oversized cup of coffee.  In-app features include: Transfer money in 65 currencies to over 170 countries Monitor up to 10 currencies of your choice Historical charts for any currency pair in the world Customize your currency list to your priorities Set rate alerts and receive notifications
5. Time Shifter
Time Shifter is an intuitive app that helps you avoid jet lag. This app helps you hit the ground running by suggesting you take a quick nap or power through based on personal information, age, weight, height, and activity level. Only available for the Apple Os. In-app purchases.

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