July 30, 2015

4 Apps to Travel Smarter

Are you planning to travel this year? If so, make sure you’re traveling smart. Smartphones make it easier to access information you need as you need it, which in turn makes traveling like a local easier than ever before. Guidebooks and maps can be stored on your phone, so even if you’re reading up on the best restaurants to visit, you don’t have to worry about looking like a tourist. After all,

Guidebooks and maps, for example, can be stored on your phone, so even if you’re reading up on the best restaurants to visit, you don’t have to worry about looking like a tourist. After all, forty-six percent of American adults are now smartphone owners, so you won’t look out of place using your phone. Below are just a few apps to help you on your travels.

Navigation

Gone are the days of the giant paper map! If you travel frequently, Google Maps is an extremely useful app that will keep you on the right track. The app can provide voiced turn-by-turn directions with approximate distances and times, as well as alternate routes or methods of transportation (i.e., car, subway, bus or walking). You can even share your location with friends.

Eating

Apps like Open Table and Local Eats provide great suggestions on places in the area to grab a bite to eat. The recommendations are based on customer reviews, including price, service, and location and of course, taste!

Entertainment

Eventful allows you access to the full array of what’s happening in your area, including concerts, movies, music, sports and theatre. The app even builds a profile based on the kind of activities you’re most interested in, notifying you before they start. In some cases, you can even purchase your tickets through the app.

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