Saturday, May 21, 2016

#SPONSORED: Five Travel Apps To Make Summer Travel Fun

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular Customer for 15+ years.

OK~ Memorial Day is around the corner and families and friends are packing their bags to kick off the summer travel season. More and more families are relying on smart phones when it comes to making travel plans. According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 76 percent of smartphone owners used their smartphone to assist in travel plans in 2015, up from 68 percent in 2014.

Keep your family safe while traveling during this busy travel season, by talking to your kids about being safe online, including the U.S. Cellular parent/child agreement. It's no secret, when kids know that they can talk to their parents, everyone is safer when it comes to online safety.

We have put together a helpful list of travel apps for you to use, making your summer travel season super fun and easy. If you find yourself an hour from your destination for the day, remember your smartphone can help you book your hotel room for the night.

TRIPIT

TripIt is actually one of my favorite travel apps of all time. By forwarding confirmation emails from airlines, hotels and restaurants,



TripIt creates a detailed itinerary in one place. Users can access their plans on any device. The app also links to Google Maps to provide directions. How easy is that? I love how easy this app is to use, simply one of my all time favorites.

UBER

Uber is another easy app to use. I recently used this app and loved the convenience of it. Users can avoid taxi lines and get a reliable ride in minutes from Uber.



The app connects to a phone’s GPS signal to find a driver near its location and provides a fare estimate. Users also can watch their driver arrive and leave anonymous feedback for future customers. The downfall is that Uber is not in smaller communities. If you are like me, you like to venture off the beaten path, so don't plan on using Uber unless you are in a busy city.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

If your summer travel plans are taking you to another country, Currency Converter will help you out tremendously.



Traveling outside the United States can present a different set of travel challenges, including determining the exchange rate. This app contains more than 190 currencies and updates exchange rates frequently. Users also can set favorites used most often for quick access. 

OPEN TABLE

Foodie alert! If you are a foodie, Open Table is your app. New food and restaurants are often highlights of any trip and finding the best options in a new city can be a challenge sometimes.



With this app, travelers can read reviews, look at menus and make reservations. If plans change, travelers can make adjustments through the app.

DROPBOX

Dropbox is another one of my all time favorite apps. This is commonly used to share work files and store other important documents, and it can be used for travel as well.



Create a picture folder to upload photos at the end of each day. This frees up memory on a device and ensures users have properly stored their memories. Store your photos anytime, anywhere. Want to share a photo you took sometime ago, head on over to Dropbox and share it to social media. Super easy to use and it's an app that you will be glad to have.

I find myself taking a lot of photos, as my Samsung Galaxy S7 takes some really awesome photos. The colors are vibrant and I'm please with several stunning photos to choose from.



With these handy travel apps on board, I never have to worry about a storage issue with my smartphone.

Enjoy the summer travel season and I have no doubt, it will be the best one ever with your Samsung Galaxy S7 and a few awesome travel apps on board. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



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