If you often find yourself living among your home, office and hotel room, odds are, you’re the type of person that is always searching for innovative ways to make your life more efficient and practical. After all, time is money, am I right? Whether you enjoy going from city to city or it is more of a chore to be looking into Priceline for a car rental deals in cities all over the country, I think we can all agree that technology truly gives you the upper hand when it comes to traveling and holding your own in the big cities. Good news is that with the right phone apps, you can revolutionize the way you get around, travel, and ultimately, save time.
If you haven’t already seen first-hand what Airbnb has to offer, it’s time to give the latest form of hospitality a try. Through this online network of travelers and hosts, the world is offered an alternative to hotels, motels and regular bed and breakfasts (“bnb”’s). Travelers simply enter in on the app their destination, dates of travel, and if desired, specific types of spaces and amenities they would prefer (much like sites like Hotels.com and Booking.com) and are able to pick from a variety of hosts and their homes. Rented spaces can be as private as entire apartments or houses to as open as shared rooms, though most common is the private room option. Overall, Airbnb offers a wonderful and cost efficient experience where travelers can form connections with locals wherever their travels may take them, nationally and internationally.
Another phone app that will enhance your traveling endeavours is Yelp, which provides a way to check out businesses in any given city and read reviews on your phone before making the decision of going there. Especially in a city that you are unfamiliar with, this app can be wildly helpful because you can avoid making the mistake of going to a poorly rated restaurant and even see it’s price range and search for one that fits your budget and craving. Yelp contains reviews from “everyday people” for endless businesses and even hotels in the area and is an excellent way to get an honest opinion before you decide to spend your time and money somewhere. After quickly getting the hang of it, you’ll be itching to leave a review of your own as a way of contributing to the Yelping community!