Do you remember traveling before the Internet and phone apps existed? Even if you do, you probably don’t want to remember those days. If you’re an avid traveler, it’s worth it to have your phone and tablet loaded up with the latest in technology so your travels can be as seamless as possible.
It’s Not the Journey, It’s the Destination
It’s the destination that can sometimes cause you the most headache. If you want to plan your trip correctly this time,try the TripAdvisor Offline City Guides app. Sometimes, your phone or tablet data doesn’t cooperate when you need it most, but this app works without any data service. Anything that’s listed on TripAdvisor.com is tucked into the app, which means you can find any restaurant, hotel, bar or attraction in the city you’re visiting. Pre-plan an itinerary and pull up the information as you need it for an easy trip. The maps feature will help you pinpoint your destination’s exact location so you don’t have to ask locals for directions or experience the panic of getting lost.
Get the Most Out of the Airport
You’d be surprised what’s tucked inside busy international airports. Did you know there’s a peaceful yoga room at the San Francisco airport? You’ll know all of the secrets of every major airport with the GateGuru app. The app will pinpoint what airport you’re at and allow you to input your itinerary. The amenities list will show you everything located in your terminal, letting you find a tasty bite to eat or a place to catch up on some business without straying too far from your gate. GateGuru has also partnered with Avis so you can find and book a rental car with little-to-no hassle. The app is so in tune with your travels that it automatically alerts you to any gate changes or delays in your flight, meaning you know exactly what’s going on with your flight at all times.
Make Restaurant Reservations Anywhere
Apps like Open Table let you make instant restaurant reservations on the go. This is especially handy if you’re traveling in a big group and need to make reservations for everyone. MenuPages will let you view an establishment’s menu and prices, which is perfect if you’re on a budget or have someone with dietary restrictions in your group. There are also websites out there that will let you know what hours a restaurant is open, so this a must if you catch a lot of red-eye flights or you do a lot of driving at night. Don’t forget to download the Yelp! app to avoid making reservations at a bad restaurant.
Traveling can be made easy with just a little bit of technological help. Fill up your phone and tablet with handy apps. You can eliminate the stress of your vacation and replace it with an organized itinerary. With technology, you have a virtual travel agent right at your fingertips.