Traveling used to be a difficult task. You would make an appointment to see a travel agent, look through paper brochures, wait weeks for your ticket to be issued, and then arrive at a destination which looks nothing like the dated catalog you were shown.
Oh, how times have changed. If you have a smartphone and enjoy traveling, this is the article for you.
Ever arrived at an airport and needed to show an onward journey but didn’t have access to data? How about telling a taxi driver the route to your hotel when you don’t have cell reception? Enjoy sharing travel plans between travelers?
When it comes to managing your travel, tripit is a great app which does everything you want. Multiple travelers can edit the cloud-based travel plans, which are then synced to each member for offline availability.
Have an upcoming flight? Tell Tripit the flight number, and it will import all of the details for you.
If you’re traveling on a shoestring budget, then you need to find cheap entertainment and experiences. The Groupon Coupons page for City Pass and many others allow travelers to take advantage of local discounts and offers.
Many of these services also include location-aware searches, allowing you to simply search for ‘cocktail bar’ and be shown a list of results closest to you, alongside their associated discount.
Google Maps – Offline
There is no denying that Google Maps is the best way to get around town; whether it’s your own town or somewhere completely new. Of course, you used to require a data connection and quite a big data allowance to use it to explore a new city.
A new update now allows you to save an entire city worth of mapping data offline. Visiting Mexico City? Simply download the area, turn your phone on airplane mode, and explore the city without heavy roaming charges.
Traveling is a great way to explore your soul and expand your mind. And with technology such as these, the adventures are truly endless. So go on, get out there and see the world!