I’m not entirely sure how people navigated the planet without Siri calmly calling out directions from a smartphone.
I mean, I know maps were a thing at one point, but I haven’t seen one in a while.
Technology has made it easier than ever to make travel plans, and explore your destination once you get there, and there’s now one more app to add to your arsenal.
Google on Wednesday updated its travel site with features that will provide more information about where you’re planning to take your next trip. It will show you, for example, the cheapest and most expensive times of year at your destination, as well as the typical weather in that place.
When you search for a destination there’s now a new tab that with three options:
We used ‘Cape Town’ to do a bit of exploring. Here’s what the site says about the best times to visit:
Above you can see which months attract the most tourists, as well as what the weather is like throughout the year. This info, paired with the ‘what you’ll pay’ option, can help you figure out the best time of year to visit without breaking the bank.
Once you’ve arrived at your destination, the app also helps you plan activities depending on how long you’ll be visiting.
For example, if you only have one day in the city, Google will suggest activities that won’t be too time-consuming, which means that you can pack more in.
Overall, it’s a useful tool if you want to make the most out of your travel experience.
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