For us, one of the most exciting and life-changing activities to do during leisure time is TRAVELLING. Whether it is a weekend on the beach or a few days hiking in the mountains, the memories of these adventures stay forever. From packing to cheap tickets. Consumer Law Magazine has put together a few traveling tools for your next trip. Depending on your taste of activities, the traveling tools may vary, but we did our best to include as much variety as possible.
Portable chargers or otherwise known as power banks are life saviors, especially if you are heading on a road trip where you won’t be able to charge your electronics. You can find them online for quite a good price. For example, you can charge an iPhone 6 almost 5 times with a 10000mAh charger, which costs around 15$.
There are lots of different websites and applications for finding affordable tickets. Our favorites are Kayak and Hopper. You can create an alert on your desired routes on Kayak and whenever the cheapest price appears, you’ll be sent an email. Hopper is a free downloadable app available for both Android and IOS. It allows you to see the prices on a calendar. Depending on the color the prices vary. Try booking your tickets a couple of weeks before, when the best deals are available.
Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype. If the person you want to call has signed up for the same application as you, then you can talk to them as much as you want. All you need is WiFi or any type of Internet connection. These free downloaded apps allow you to make calls absolutely for free to any part of the world. I anticipate, that soon, we will all stop using phones for calls…because there are these amazing apps. They come in handy, especially when you have just arrived in a country and haven’t been able to get a SIM for your phone yet.
Where To Go?
I love the sense of adventure. Especially when you are in a place you haven’t ever been before. BUT, it is always nice to know where to go. A quick Google search will work, but Tripadvisor will be more helpful. It allows you to read reviews written by travelers, just like you about landmarks, historical places, museums, restaurants, food and anything related to your trip. You can find out hotel prices and customer service quality right from the people who have already been at the hotel you are considering. Tripadvisor is expanding more and more, this means that soon, you will be able to find custom curated reviews about any country in the world. There is also a website called Trippy. Here, people ask questions about their desired destination and then the most relevant answers appear on the top.
This one is quite important that we always seem to forget when we are caught up in the midst of the holiday. If you have an IOS device you can ask Siri to tell you what’s the weather like today in your location? Others can download the weather app. Trust me, an unexpected rainstorm can really ruin your plans for the day.
Passport, ticket, cash…wait aren’t we forgetting something?
To make sure you are well organized for your trip, keep a To Do list. There are lots of apps out there to help you do that. Evernote, Trello, Producteev, To Do, etc. All are free and have lots of cool features for you to use.
Have fun, explore, experiment and don’t forget to share your latest trip tricks with us. Consumer Law Magazine is aimed to raise awareness among consumers and help you through the legal process. Stay tuned for more information and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.