When was the last time you had a wonderful trip? Trips are pretty great already. But you know, there are those things you can do to crank up the convenience factor. There’s no need to get stressed out when in the real sense, you should be having the time of your life.
Doesn’t matter what kind of trip you are planning to take; what matters is how much you enjoy it.
Here are a few tips to make your trip more convenient and well, enjoyable!
Make sure to look at travel deals
You can get extremely attractive deals on transports if just you set aside some time to scour the net for discounts, promos, and Groupons. Lyft is a beautiful place to start your hunt. In spite of the ascent in extensive web indexes like Google and Bing, it’s possible that the airports themselves are offering special deals. So, consider shopping around before you settle on one.
Subscribe to VIP airport services
Subscribing for VIP airport services like Precheck, Clear, Global Entry and will save a lot of hustle and time. You don’t have to go through the long checks, stand on long queues waiting your turn through customs before you leave the airport. Most of them will require you to get approved before you can use them, but once that’s done; you’ll find your trips more convenient.
If the locals go there, go with them.
Sadly, online review sites like Tripadvisor and Yelp have made most of us forget the good old days when we knew a restaurant or bar was great basing on how locals frequent there. You see, these are people who stay here; they know the places in and out as opposed to one-time visitor reviews from the web.
If you are looking for perfect culinary scenes and unforgettable nightlife experiences go to sites and apps that provide reviews from locals. Otherwise, feel free to ask for recommendations from people like the drivers and your hotel assistants among others. You’ll be surprised just how much fun you can have without overstretching your budget.
Download navigation apps
There’s nothing as discouraging as getting lost during your trip and you can’t understand the directions locals give you. In any case, who wants to go around asking every Jim, Jane, and Joe for directions around places? Or get stuck in a gridlock for hours instead of doing something better with your time? Navigation apps will help decipher poor directions and provide alternative routes to escape traffic. Some even have audio cues. Most will need an internet connection to work, but a few like Stay.com will work pretty well underground or where there’s no connection.
Download Language Apps
Learning a new language is fun despite the fact that it will ease your communication with locals of the places you want to visit. Naturally, trips are more fun if you can interact with natives. And you don’t want to be using sign language in an attempt to communicate, would you? Natives warm up faster to strangers who try to speak their language no matter how bad or funny they pronounce it.
You can start your language practice way early before the trip by using language apps to learn. Apps are better than costly college-level language courses. Plus you can use the offline dictionaries like Google Translator and iTranslate apps.
How much you enjoy a trip depends on how you plan for it. With these tips, you are more likely have the time of your life.