Summer is in full swing and it’s time to take that relaxing or adventurous getaway you have worked so hard to deserve. Before you make your escape and leave your coworkers at the daily grind, take the time to figure out what you need to bring along to make your vaycay truly legendary. Trust us to be your summer vacation planner with the fun gadget and app ideas to help you to get the best (for less) out of your time away.
Pics or it Didn’t Happen
You need proof of your exploits or the shameless luxury you enjoy on a trip so you can brag on social networks or around the office. Make sure you get a camera with the highest resolution you can find so everyone watching back home can see every bead of condensation dripping down the outside of your margarita glass. For extra fun, you can strap your camera to your hat or over your chest to capture the gorgeous details flying by as you drive, swim, bike or even skydive on your unforgettable adventure. Keep the camera rolling to show off how many heads you turn as you stroll down a lively avenue for a night on the town.
Apps for Fun and Convenience
Wanna skip the lines for that bone-rattling roller coaster? How about making sure you pay the lowest price for your room? Check out the app store that comes with your tablet or smartphone for apps offered by the places you plan to visit, or for booking apps such as Expedia or Booking.com. These apps for travel are almost always free and offer you special deals and discounts that you would otherwise miss out on. Research stories from savvy visitors who braved the unknown, so you don’t have to, get deals emailed to you regularly and more. Your best bet for finding these apps is either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tablet. You can easily make back what you spend on them by getting the lowest price on hotels, fare, and admissions, so you can feel that much better as you race past everyone else sweating away in line because you were smart enough to use your apps to get a VIP pass.
Depending on where you’re heading, you might need some way to adapt your chargers to a new outlet type. Don’t make it all the way to the hotel to find out that your phone’s going to die before you even get a chance to take your first beachside selfie. Grab any spare USB cords, chargers, adapters and anything else you need before you leave so you can save your regrets for the morning after you go out partying. We can’t save you from a motel that doesn’t come with the same TV and stereo that it shows on its website, but we can help you find portable audio solutions, such as Bluetooth wireless headphones that let you chill with your tunes no matter where you’re at.
Distractions for Relaxation
You may be on the road for a while to get to your ideal vacay spot. Keep yourself entertained while you drive, ride the train or fly to your destination with a tablet or other media device. You can engross yourself in the latest bestselling novel instead of the kid who keeps running up and down the aisle. We’ve got you covered because we can show you where to buy a Kindle cheap, so you can save your cash to spend once you hit your favorite night spots. If you have your children in tow you can keep them out of your hair by loading up their phones with all sorts of games so you can focus on spending time with your partner. We’d like to consider ourselves friends, or at least that one person you can always count on to give you a solid recommendation, so go ahead and leave us a comment or two about your favorite tips for travel and maybe we’ll see you on the beach!