Chances are, if I remembered my camera, I forgot my toothbrush. I build a checklist once in GTasks (Evernote or SpringPad are great too) and recycle it when it comes time to fill my suitcase. Make sure a charger is on that list!
As most of my travels are outside my data network, I rely on offline content to navigate foreign cities. Before I flip on airplane mode, I beef up my app collection. Grab a few free apps or invest a dollar for helpful city tips and a subway map that doesn’t make you look like a tourist. Don’t forget a dictionary if you’ll be around a foreign language!
Travelling with friends? Settle Up helps you split the bill without waiting for change. Input who paid and the amount owed for quick advice on who’s turn it is to fill up the tank.
Keep your fans informed:
For emergency YouTube uploading, WI-FI speeds are superior. Boingo Wi-Finder will keep you online with hotspot notifications, auto-connect to free hotspots, and subscription based access to Boingo Hotspots.
Once you’re online, log in to Google Voice to send texts and check voicemail. If you have Sprint, all the better! Dial out with Skype and check in with Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.
My favorite part? Not having to track down stamps and copy down addresses; Postdroid imports directly from your contacts.
Your Android can cover ever aspect of your trip from timing beach hours around the UV Index to finding the Starbucks in the airport. Use it wisely and don’t forget to put it down your device and enjoy the view!