Making Travel Easier
So my goal is always to make life easy and to travel organized.
I mean they go hand-in-hand right?
So without further adieu...
Download the App: Tripit
This is the best tip you'll get from Roadboy in 2018.
Tripit is simple to install and use and it makes travel so much easier. Once downloaded you simply set up your profile. Then you'll load the date and a title for each upcoming trip.
Then, as you book travel and get confirmation e-mails for air, rental cars, hotels (whatever), simply forward them to "plans@tripit".
Tripit takes care of the rest.
Tripit organizes all the details for each trip into a continuous stream. It saves me (literally) hours of itinerary building. It also notifies me if there appear to be conflicts. While traveling I can click specific items and all the important accompanying reservation details appear.
And best of all it is free!
Tripit does have an advanced version that comes with an annual fee. It is pretty cool through. I gave it a test run and it dutifully gave me live updates of gate changes and such.
Download the App: Rome2rio
This app is amazing. Just open it. It is so simple to operate. Add any two destinations (anywhere). And poof! A whole host of travel options appear: driving, walking, trains, planes and UBER. Many show combinations. Each option shows time involved and estimates of cost.
After some recent searching on how to get from Split to another town in Croatia for an upcoming bicycle trip, I was getting pretty steamed. All the normal venues just dropped me into commercial sites that then sent me down the rabbit hole.
Then I found Rome2rio and boom! It showed me I could take a ferry boat, ride a bus or just use a ride share. It even gave logical combinations: Take a plane to here, then a bus to there. This is my new Go To site for connecting my travel dots.
(This one is for IOS folks). Enable Low Power mode when you begin a trip.
I am always frustrated when I start a trip and then watch my I-Phone battery melt. So now I begin my journey's by opening "Settings" and scrolling to "Battery". There I click "Low Power Mode". If I need to do some major searching needing data and speed or have access to a car charger etc. I turn Low Power Mode off.
But on my recent bicycle trip in South Carolina (where I used my phone for turn-by-turn GPS mapping) enabling Low Power mode kept me in business all day.
That's it for today's tips.
Happy 2018 from Roadboy!
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