Category: Tips

How Apps Can Help You Plan A Trip

We believe that trip planning is the most important aspect of a trip plan, and it’s fun too. Going through various destinations, checking flight timings, reading train timetables and comparing car rental prices, searching for bargained hotel prices, deciding where to shop and eat; this all this seems very exciting, isn’t it? Now whether you are planning a business trip or a family holiday, you need to plan your itinerary in such a way that you have plenty of time to do everything you want, and not miss out on anything.

With today’s technological boom, it’s easy to plan your trip sitting on your couch with a phone in your hand. Let’s look at them one by one:

TripIt:  A great app that helps you combine all your travel bookings and confirmations at one place. It will send you timely reminder about the flight you are going take and what time will your car rental service arrive. The only drawback on this app is that it won’t suggest your various travel destinations, or help you search hotels.

Guides by Lonely Planet: Now what this app does is that it will help you create your travel wishlist. Now this may include travel destinations like Paris Disneyland with the family, or going on a Solo trip to Bali; or travel experiences like bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge. Again, as you can see, this app will not help you make the booking for that particular trip. TripCase is another such app that helps you arrange all your flight, train, hotel, car rental confirmation in one place. One more example in this list is the quintessential, TripAdvisor.  

TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor will help you plan your trip from start to the end, compare reviews and help you arrive at a right decision. The only drawback of this app is that it will not centralize your travel documentation.

TripHobo: It  is a unique trip planning tool that will let you choose your travel destination, make wishlists and compare hotels, while also letting you book tours and experiences. The two most striking features we found in this trip planning app are group planning and budget calculator. Group planning helps you invite your travel buddies to share ideas, chat and custom-create your travel itinerary, which is then made available on everyone’s dashboard for a ready reference; while the budget calculator gives you a unified budget by taking into consideration your flight, hotel, sightseeing costs, plus lets you add expected costs for food, shopping, tips, and other miscellaneous items. This itinerary planner will also suggest you readymade trip plans that have been created by millions of travellers from all around the world.

 

Costa Rica: Experiencing the Pura Vida lifestyle

Hola Travelers,

Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The country has everything anyone ever dreamed about. No wonder the slogan of the country is Pura Vida, meaning no matter what your current situation is, life for someone else can always be less fortunate than your own. Pure Life if you translate it literally. Great way to think about life isn’t it? In this blog I will show you that the environment the Costa Ricans live in helps enjoying life more! These are some of the top places to visit when in Costa Rica. I personally picked out 4 for you guys to get inspired!

1. Puerto Jimenez

Puerto Jimenez is a Peninsula in Costa Rica and borders the Corcovado National Park. This place is a must visit. Easiest access is with a boat. There are a few very good hostels where you can stay. Make sure you are prepared for the humidity, it is in the middle of the jungle after all!

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All your travel experiences in one overlook? Decorate your home!

There are plenty of ways to decorate your home to remember all those beautiful travel experiences. We did it as followed:

An IKEA world map sticker, some red threads, pins and pictures from Instagram is all you need! 🙂

Tip #5: Be open for new experiences

Being open for new experiences will mean that you will experience new things quicker.

Respect local habits, religion and learn about the past, present and future of the country you are in. Be open to try new food, from trying Springbok or Crocodile in Africa to bugs in Asia! Maybe you like it, maybe you do not. Atleast you know after you tried!

Try different things. Instead of always chilling at the beach, take a hike up the mountains! Experience a different side the country you visit has to offer, and come back with great stories to tell to your family and friends!

Tip #4: Photo’s, photo’s and movies

Tip #4: Photo’s, photo’s and movies

You see a lot when you are travelling. Interesting streets, nature, wildlife, buildings and people. Of course you want to look back somehow to relive your trip, photo’s and movies are the answer to that.

And, take a lot of them! Even if you are a perfectionist, it is better to take 30 pictures of a sighting and pick out the perfect shot, instead of just taking one which you might not like after all.

Also, movies are great. I myself use a GoPro Hero 4 Silver edition, everything you record and you do not like you can edit out anyways!

Keep on recording y’all!

Tip #3: Staying with locals

Howdy travellers,

Another week, another tip!

Tip #3: Want to experience your trip to the fullest? Use the knowledge of the local population!

Meeting locals is one of my favorite things to do when abroad. There are a lot of people who love to give you some insight information about their culture and habits. Just go out and meet the locals!

There are a lot of apps on your smartphone to connect, like Tinder or Badoo (beware of people with other intentions though). But if you also want to save some money on ho(s)tels and not only meet but also stay with a local, I can highly recommend finding an host through Couchsurfing. A lot of like minded people host travellers and like to show you around and also hear your stories! Don’t forget to bring a small gift for the host 😉 (a cool alcohol bottle is always a great gift!).

 

Tip #2: Don’t be a snorlax, wake up early!

Howdy travellers,

To make my website more interesting I decided to post tips for all of you while abroad. Every week I will post a new tip to make life easier on the road!

Tip #2: Get out that bed, wake up early!

Why?

If you are travelling to for example Costa Rica or Panama, you want to see as much wildlife as possible! Since creatures are very active during the early hours (5-8 AM) you will have a better opportunity to spot all the animals that are on your list!

Even if you are in an urban environment it is good to get up early. You will arrive before the hordes of tourists and can take better pictures, you don’t have to use tactics to get that perfect shot! 🙂

So, talking in the current Pokemon Go hype, don’t be a Snorlax!

Tip #1: Local SIM-card

Howdy travellers,

To make my website more interesting I decided to post tips for all of you while abroad. Every week I will post a new tip to make life easier on the road!

Tip #1: Buy a local SIM-card

Why?
Buying a local SIM-card can be of great assistance in your trip, even if you go for a few days somewhere. What are the pluspoints?

  • You can use Google maps on your smartphone to look up all the places you want to visit;
  • You can make calls with locals, like your couchsurfing host or a local friend;
  • You can use the internet to check out what kind of special events you could attent on your location;
  • Sharing your pictures with your hometown friends and travel buddies on the world wide web can be done anywhere, anytime!

Keep on travelling and watch out for a new tip next week!

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