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Cross Cultural Travel Resources: Navigate


  Navigating the busy streets of an unfamiliar city can be a challenge! Download these apps to help you get to where you need to go:

      AllSubway - Access all the world's major subway lines, including lines in Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

      Maplets - Use maps no matter where you are with this comprehensive offline map app 

      Maps.Me - Another offline map app that includes maps for countries all over the globe, even down to the smallest hamlets

      Waze - Mapping and social media combine with this unique app to create a surprisingly up-to-date and friendly experience

      OffMaps - Download maps and retrieve them later, regardless of internet connection

      Google Maps - Even Google maps allows you to download and save maps for future use


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Travel Tip: Accessing maps on your smartphone is a great way to navigate around the globe, but be aware of internet usage overseas.  To avoid roaming fees, use map apps when you're on Wi-Fi or download maps ahead of time. The good news is GPS does not require an internet connection, so GPS-enabled features should continue to work even when you're not connected to the internet. 

                                                                                               Modified from Rick Steves' "Smartphone Apps for Travelers"