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How You Can Digitize Your Life as a Frequent Traveler

By
Cat Sullivan
on
July 9, 2019

Consider these tips to successfully digitize your life as a frequent traveler...

There is not a doubt that technology is changing the way we travel. With digital accommodations being a strong component in the use of our smartphones, downloadable apps and other mobile conveniences, it makes getting from one place to another a whole lot easier. From planning your trip to arriving in your preferred destination, utilizing technology can alter your traveling experience for the better. Consider these tips to successfully digitize your life as a frequent traveler:

Find Tech Enabled Travel Accessories

We all know that there are certain items we need to be able to travel, such as a suitcase, wallet, or maybe even a neck pillow. The best part of using these essentials is the fact that you can find them with ‘smart’ compatibilities. Luggage sets now have built-in charging outlets, including a USB port, while some wallets come with a phone charger. Accessories like these make your experience far easier and more convenient when you’re going through the stages of traveling.

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Use The Wallet App

This application is a smartphone hack that many individuals often forget to take advantage of. When handing over your bag at check-in and securing your flight details with an airport employee, it’s protocol for them to give you a printed copy of your plane ticket. Instead of following through with this option, download your boarding pass through the Wallet App. That way, you can scan a digital ticket before boarding the plane and lessen your chances of losing it when navigating the airport.

Utilize Social Media

Social media platforms are well known for providing updates and allowing users to share special moments. But the location search feature gives individuals the opportunity to find unique places or thrilling activities that other travelers explore that are different from the common attractions. In the Instagram app, search a location or place, and scroll the page to see what others are doing to gain some additional insight for your itinerary planning process.

Consider a Mobile Banking Account

When it comes to budgeting your finances, it is vital to find an approach that will make life a little easier when you’re constantly on the go. As you’re traveling, you may acquire an impulse purchase or a budgeting concern that could be difficult to contact an in-person bank about, especially if you’re visiting a country other than your own. Going mobile with your money can make it simple for you to monitor your account balance, check spending alerts, and bypass hidden foreign transaction fees while traveling.

Direct Yourself With Digital Navigation

Remember those days when printing out directions or using a paper map was the only way to follow directions? Those days are long gone, and the time it takes to plug in an address is now less than five seconds no matter where you are in the world. Not only do our smartphones come with this perk, but there are additional mobile navigation options available at the touch of a button with voice controls and traffic alerts that can make your route seamless!

Download the Mobile Passport App

Traveling to another country is a little different than traveling somewhere within your own. More specifically, it requires you to show a passport as a form of identification. Mobile Passport makes it possible for you to skip the long line at customs and re-enter your home country for free. It also enables you to upload passport information to your smartphone in order to enter an express line and get to your designated location more efficiently.

Remember, you never want your smartphone or any other sources of technology to be your ultimate travel companion— it is important to live in the moment and truly appreciate the times you are experiencing. When it comes to convenience and efficiency, though, technology has the ability to decrease your wanderlust worries!

Cat Sullivan
Cat is the Senior Marketing Specialist at U30X. She's a Chicago native with a passion for fitness and travel. She enjoys short walks to the fridge and bad karaoke.

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