Travel Smarter This Summer With These 6 Smartphone Tips

Your smartphone can be the most important thing you pack for summer travel. Here’s why.

As the days grow longer and hotter, you inch closer and closer to a well-deserved summer vacation. But before you pack your luggage and load up your vehicle, there are some things you should know about that smartphone you carry around in your back pocket or purse every day. Here are six smartphone tips that can help you travel smarter.

Man walks along a beach.

1. Stay organized

Always have the info you need, when and where you need it.

You no longer have to fumble around your luggage for flight bookings, restaurant reservations, or show tickets thanks to your smartphone. Certain apps let you keep your important documents all in one place, so you always have the info you need, when and where you need it.

2. Know the route

Gone are the days of pulling off the road to look at a map sprawled out on the hood of your car. Using your smartphone, you can consult preloaded or downloaded maps that tell you exactly which turns to make to get you to your destination with ease.

3. Find new eats

When you’re out of town, you’ll likely be dining out a lot. Discover can’t-miss restaurants, menus, and even prices online using your smartphone. You can also read reviews and recommendations before making a final decision about what’s for lunch or dinner, and find coupons and deals to save money on delicious dishes.

4. Take photos

Your smartphone also doubles as a camera. Capture every moment of your adventure, and then use your phone’s built-in or downloaded editing tools to create captivating images to share with your friends and family.

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5. Check the weather

Should you wear shorts or pants? Do you need to take along an umbrella? With your smartphone, you can easily keep tabs on the day’s forecast via a web browser or a dedicated weather app, so you don’t get caught in the rain.

6. Call a cab

After a night on the town, you can use a car-service app, like Uber or Lyft, to hail a cab and pay with your phone. It’s also an easy way to get around an unfamiliar city, and a potentially more affordable option if you don’t want to rent a car for your trip.

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