Traveling is an adventure and a chance to break out of the everyday, but it can also be a challenge. If you’re not a frequent traveler, planning can feel overwhelming. Even if you’re an experienced adventurer, each new trip brings its own considerations. Applets can be a great way to automate parts of your planning and get you ready to enjoy your holiday.
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Find the URL for the RSS feed of a travel blog you love, or subscribe to updates from a location or travel-type Reddit such as r/shoestring or r/VisitingIceland. Do some searching to find the feeds that interest you and then get automatic updates.
Save up for your trip
Budgeting can be one of the trickiest parts of travel. By creating some budget tracking tools and saving on a rainy day, you can make the most of your vacation budget.
Additionally, tracking conversion rates between your currency and that of your desitation can help you get the best exchange rate.
Custom flight alerts
Using the Twitter advanced search and combining terms such as "@SecretFlying" and "Toronto", you can get custom flight alerts that are relvant to your future travels. Similarly, using filters on RSS Feed alerts can ensure you are only getting the notifications you need to get the best price. Finding accounts or blogs that share similar deals for hotels, car rentals, or excursions can make your buying decisions quick and easy.
Save your memories
How many nightmare stories have you heard of being halfway through a vacation and having a phone drop into the ocean or off a rollercoaster? Avoid disaster by backing up your photos as your travel.
Stay aware of current conditions leading up to your departure. These connections can help you find out about potential travel and health risks. You can even customize them to ensure you only get updates about the countries on your itinerary.
Your house is on vacation, too
Technology can’t pack your bags for you, but it can help you monitor things at home while you’re away. Save energy and money when your thermostat automatically adjusts to your vacation schedule, and gain peace of mind knowing your will lights turn on in the evening, making it look like someone is still at home.
Hit the road
Whether you’re venturing across the country or keeping closer to home, connections can help you make the most of your time on the road. Trying to locate your car or stay in an unfamiliar city, update your playlist on the fly, or let your friends know where you are? There’s an Applet for that.