4 Savvy Travel Tips for All Your Adventure Needs
Spring inspires exploration — open your doors, go out and play. And try somewhere new this time! Once you’ve decided where to travel, use these handy tips:
Decide Where to Stay
Airbnb has a beautiful website to help direct you where to stay. The neighborhood guides give you snapshots of different areas in a city so you can decide on the best vibe nearest to your travel interests. Each house or apartment is then accompanied by a description of its amenities, an estimated total cost for rent, reviews from previous travelers and professional photos of the space. Airbnb makes it easy to navigate to the perfect abode.
It’s important to be aware of your surroundings when traveling. Doing so ensures your safety, and eases the nerves of those who miss you while you’re gone (Mom). Kitestring is an app that checks on you when you’ve found yourself in a potentially uncomfortable situation. If you’re walking alone, for instance, and think that you’re in a dangerous place, let Kitestring know. They will send you a check-up text at a specified time, and will alert your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by your estimated time of arrival.
Keep it Organized
Apps like TripIt and TripCase (both available for iOS and Android) are designed to keep you and your travel documents organized. Combine all of your confirmations, itineraries, tickets, hotel bookings, rental car reservations, etc. in one interface, and forget about carrying around a clipboard of things to do. Combine these with your Google Maps app (iOS and Android) and you’re on your way to adventure, saving trees at the same time.
Protect Your Device
You will certainly want to post your travel pictures to Instagram, and keep inspired musings noted for later. You’ll do this from your favorite device, and it should travel safely, too. Keep your apps, maps and snapshots together and secure with a protective case from OtterBox. Are you planning to make a splash? Check out the Preserver Series. Traveling light? The Commuter Series Wallet will help you to simplify. Making a statement? The Symmetry Series is your ticket to chic.