Travel Tech: 3 Tips to help you plan your dream holiday

Sometimes you have to plan to play, friends. You can use these 3 travel tech tips to get the most out of your holiday:

  1. Instagram for Instatravel-joy 

It’s great for two scenarios:

  • You already know where your going but not exactly what you’ll be doing…like where you will be eating, shopping or sipping cocktails
  • You have a vague idea of the type of holiday you would like to go on but you’re not exactly sure and need some inspiration

I use a number of sources (including blogs of course) but for a quick look at what locals are up to, I love using Instagram.

Search for the # of the city that you are visiting (or want to visit) and include an activity like #amsterdamlunch #newyorkcoffee #barcelonashopping #barcelonafashion.

Then filter the search by ‘Top’ and ‘People’. That’s it, now just sit back and explore.

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Kanarie Club Amsterdam
Kanarie Club Amsterdam – Found this spot thanks to an Instagram search

2. Get your tickets and skip the line

You will not regret using Tiqets and being able to skip the line on holiday (we all like that VIP feeling). You can find any major tourist attraction on here, like getting entry and public transport to Keukenhof to see the tulips, in one ticket.

This has been massively helpful to us especially in Amsterdam and Barcelona. The best part is that you don’t need to print anything as your tickets are accessible from your smartphone. Last summer we ran around Rome in 37°C trying to find a printer (wasting precious time, money and whatever sanity you have left in that kind of heat).

3. Visit a City Map App

Our friends recommended we try Visit a City. It allows you to explore your surroundings without using your data, no one has time for expensive roaming costs. It’s pretty much your personal tour guide!

You download the map, while connected to the internet and it guides you offline using GPS (so no data roaming needed). My favourite part is that you can see and even hear little snippets of info about hundreds of landmarks as you explore the streets. It’s a great way to discover more, and it’s FREE!

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For us, it’s all about seeing what the locals see and learning about the history and culture of each destination, so whatever helps to make that possible is a must-have!

Let us know if you have any other cool tech tips!

xHelettex

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