Traveling has never been so popular as it is today, and with the plethora of gadgets that one can lug along while on the road, travel apps are high up on the list of any traveler. Whether you use an iPhone, an Android phone, or whatever gadget, you are sure to find an app that will make your trip more fun and convenient. I thought it would be useful to take a look at some of the most useful travel apps that you can download today. [Read more…] about 5 Travel Apps That You MUST Get
Facebook – you either love it or you hate it. No matter how much some people might hate this social networking site, though, there is no denying that it can be addictive. And, for those who are so into it, there’s no stopping them from being online practically all day.
Even those who are certified Facebook addicts have to admit that the social networking site has its downsides. Its applications, for one – they are so many and more often than not, useless and irritating. I have to say, though, that there are some Facebook apps that are useful and actually make sense. Let’s take a look at three apps – two I would recommend to any friend, and one that I need advice on.
As the name implies, it’s all about books. In this day and age where watching TV shows and movies (or listening to music) is considered more convenient than reading a good old book, it is refreshing to see an app about books. Good Reads helps you keep track of what you have been reading, together with your friends. As with other Facebook apps, the joy is in sharing. You get to rate your books and write your thoughts about them; and then you can share ideas with friends. Call it a virtual book club if you will. There’s a similar Facebook app called Visual Bookshelf, which I actually use more often. The idea is the same, although there are fewer users than Good Reads.
For people who like to travel, there is no better app than this. (If you find one, let me know!) Organize trips and share photos, experiences, and more using this app. You can tag your real life travel buddy; reminisce about your past trips; and plan your future adventures together!
This last app, I am still thinking if I should use or not. The premise is very attractive – meet people who can teach you a foreign language, and share your own language as well. I am unsure about the privacy issues, though. Does anyone use this app?
Iceland’s volcanic eruption has caused a huge headache for those stranded away from home, and while the big problems of finding alternative transport are yet to be resolved, iPhone users could at least find a little joy with Lonely Planet’s free guides to European cities.
Stranded or not, you need to be quick to get hold of them, as the offer ends this coming Thursday, 22nd April.
Grab city guides for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm and Vienna.
Beware, though, because it might be cheaper to get a train, boat or taxi home than incur hideous roaming data charges. If you’re near a Wi-Fi hotspot, though (or are in your home country with free data), head over to the iTunes store and search for Lonely Planet City Guides.
Even seasoned travelers have the dilemma of finding the best prepaid cell phone plan for tourists in the USA. The need to buy a SIM card for every country we visit is a cycle we go through time and again. And usually, we are left with only one of two things – either we allow ourselves to get ripped off at the airport for buying ultra-expensive SIM cards or go through local stores to buy one but not know which is most suitable. One thing is for sure: either way is a pain.
So, what is the best prepaid cell phone plan for tourists in the U.S.A.? [Read more…] about What Is the Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plan for Tourists in the USA?
Traveling has never been easier and more affordable, thanks to so many factors that have contributed to the popularity of this activity. Whether you prefer to fly, take a boat, or drive, there is always something to discover. And speaking of driving, there is something to be said about taking to the road and enjoying the freedom that it offers.
Going on a road trip – especially an extended one – is much better if you had the comforts of home. That’s where caravans and RVs come into the picture. I’ve always been a fan of them – what is cooler than lugging your home around with you as you bask in the pleasures of traveling? You decide what you want. You can eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom whenever.
Of course, you cannot disregard some important considerations if you go for a caravan. First, you need to make sure you have a reliable unit. Your life will depend on it, after all! You also need to consult with caravan insurance experts – to cover any circumstance.
And, just for fun, here are 4 caravans that deviate from the usual. Even if you’re not really that into caravans, I am pretty sure you will be enticed to hit the road because of these unusual designs. [Read more…] about 4 Caravans That Will Make You Want to Hit the Road
Recently, however, TripAdvisor has gotten some flak from the advertising watchdog of Britain. The agency has publicly reproved the travel web site due to its claim that all of its user-generated reviews are genuine; that is, all of them are written by real travelers. [Read more…] about British Watchdog to TripAdvisor: Not All Reviews Are Genuine