My Favorite Travel Apps

As more and more people are using smartphones, the number of travel apps and mobile social media applications continues to increase. There are a number of popular options that will make your travel experience seamless and more interactive. Here are just a few of them.Hope you guys enjoy!!

Instagram

Allowing you to share all of your smartphone photos with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter with just a touch of a button. Use one or more of the app’s numerous filters to alter your photos before you share them with the world. Make sure to share only your best vacation photos and to scatter them throughout each day so your followers keep paying attention to your posts. Get even more out of the app by following and interacting with fellow Instagram users.

Tout

This app features the ability to make 15-second video status updates. This may seem like a very short period of time, but it is not so different from the 140 character limit on Twitter. Similar to Instagram, you can create the video right on your phone and then share it on Facebook and Twitter with a simple button click. While you’re traveling, it can be fun to view videos from other users who have posted from the same locations.

Foursquare

This app gives you the tools to locate numerous things to do in many locations throughout the world. “Check in” at various venues to get “badges” through the app. Many companies provide special offers when customers use check ins, such as a free coffee the first time you check in with them. Don’t forget to use the Explore option, which has categories such as Food, Top Picks, and Nightlife. Make sure to leave feedback about your experiences at various venues to assist further Foursquare users. Similar to Foursquare, Yelp provides reviews and tips for a wide variety of businesses. However, it offers more information in greater detail than Foursquare. Browse categories and recent activity for your current location. Join the Yelp community by contributing your own reviews and ratings for the places that you visit.

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4 thoughts on “My Favorite Travel Apps

  1. blinkpack says:

    Josh here from the BlinkPack blog. Just wanted to say that I am enjoying your blog and looking forward to following it. I love to travel, but have some serious time and budget restrictions — this is how I found your blog and why I write mine. I rely on a couple of apps for travel, including AirBnB, TripAdvisor, and Yelp — all have provided clarity at just the right moments. Cheers!

  2. Jody says:

    Thanks for the info. TripAdvisor and HappyCow are my travel must haves!

  3. unknownmami says:

    I love Instagram and still haven’t jumped on teh FourSquare train, but you’re making me consider it.

  4. Tout sounds interesting, will have to check it out. :) I haven’t gotten on Instagram just yet, but I imagine in time I will. ;)

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