Whenever you are getting ready to travel abroad you have to figure out what the best option is for staying in touch with family and friends back home. You might choose to only communicate while on Wi-Fi at your hotel, where you can likely send messages and make Wi-Fi calls for free. Though if you want to message and post to social media, navigate around town and have access to the internet while you are out and about, then you definitely want a data plan of some sort.
Anybody who travels internationally knows that going through customs upon re-entry to the U.S. can take a while, which can be really unpleasant when you just want to get home after a long flight. It can be a downright nightmare if you need to catch a connection. The process continuously improves though, as technological innovations are applied to expedite it wherever possible. As mobile boarding passes have helped speed up check-in in recent years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has looked to mobile technology to make re-entry more efficient.
Summer is just around the corner and with it comes the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy nature. Getting away from the city for weekend camping trips, day hikes, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing or whatever floats your boat, is a great way to do that, and while you may know the most popular attractions nearby, there are undoubtedly many overlooked gems. Crowd sourcing, as we are learning, is a very powerful tool, so why not apply it while deciding on what to do for your summer recreation (not to mention fall, winter and spring).
There are two kinds of travelers in this world: those that love to plan ahead so that every single minute is accounted for and those that are ready to jet off to new places at a moment’s notice.
While there are plenty of apps out there that can help the discerning traveler plan every step of their journey, you may be surprised to learn that there is a dedicated section of the app development community that share spontaneous travelers’ love for adventure without hesitation.