Wanderlust pulls us in distant directions around the globe.
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of travel. Experiencing different cultures. Meeting new people. Tasting exotic food. We love it all.
Because we’re certified travel lovers, we’re always looking for ways to make our trips easier, safer, and more comfortable for everyone.
Here are four tech tips to put on your list next time you buy those travel tickets.
1. Google Translate – Offline
If you travel abroad frequently, you probably already know and love the Google Translate app.
This handy feature is a must-have for people who like to dabble in other languages. It’s also a lifesaver when you suddenly have to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak English.
Save yourself a lot of hassle by downloading the language packs you’ll need in advance. This will let you use the app even when you’re offline. Next time you find yourself in a place with no connection, you won’t have to struggle to remember the words for “Where is the bathroom?”
2. Pack Your Battery Packs
Yes, you want to travel light. The word “lug” is in “luggage” for a reason. Nobody wants to haul large weights of batteries around the city all day.
The good news is, that you don’t need more than two or three tiny bricks – no bigger than the size of a Snickers bar – to get you through a tight spot. A good battery pack like this can hold up to a full phone charge.
Make sure they’re plugged in each night in your hotel room, and you’ll thank yourself the next day when your phone can handle hours of use.
3. Store Your Bags Safely
Speaking of not wanting to lug your bags around town, where are you going to store them?
We’ve all been there: your flight isn’t until the evening, but you checked out of your Chicago hotel at 11 a.m.
Should you spend the entire day in the city just waiting at the airport? If only there were a safe Chicago luggage storage area you could use for the day.
Vertoe is the service you’re looking for. You can find the most convenient storage place for your items from more than 1000+ secure Vertoe locations across the globe.
These secure locations offer coded, tamper-proof seals for your luggage so you can drop your items off worry-free and enjoy the sights before your flight.
It’s simple to book your spot at Vertoe. Visit their website, enter your location, select a date and time, and choose where you want to drop your luggage off.
You’ll pay online and be ready to go in minutes. No more dragging heavy bags through the next museum tour!
4. Get Digital Proof Of Your Vaccinations
Many destinations will require proof of vaccinations, including your recent Covid-19 shots.
However, you probably don’t want to carry around a physical card with proof of vaccination. It could get lost or damaged. That would be a big problem for the rest of your trip.
Instead, consider storing your proof of vaccination digitally. Several apps can help you with this.
The CDC also offers regularly updated travel guidelines on their website that can give you an idea of the best practices for safe travel in the pandemic.
Some destinations will even accept a photo of your vaccination card on your phone. Call locations in advance or check their rules online to make sure you’re up to date with the latest travel requirements. Then you can relax and enjoy the trip hassle-free.
In addition, you may want to review the current US travel advisories for international travel. This will help you prepare well for foreign travel.
Travel is one of the greatest joys in life.
Tech tricks like these can help make the experience easy and relaxing – Exactly as it should be!