Three Ways You Should Be Using Technology On The Road
When you hit the road make sure you take your smartphone with you. Depending on where you’re going you might even have your tablet or laptop with you. There’s nothing wrong with that since there are many things you can use them for when you are on the road.
Your smartphone will keep you connected anywhere there is a tower, though you may have to park at a fast food restaurant for free wifi to use your tablet or laptop. Either way, here are some things these gadgets can do for you while you’re on the road.
Getting The Best In Fuel Usage And Pricing
You should never go on a trip without knowing how much you’re going to be paying for your fuel. You can watch your gas usage, and you might even have a car that tells you how much you’re spending on the gas you’re using. If you don’t, consider a fuel cost calculator.
You can also download an app that will help you find the best deals on petrol wherever you are. Why just stop at any old gas station when you can ensure you’re gassing up at the best price in the area?
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Finding The Places You Want To Go
Having a smartphone with GPS can do more for you than just get you from point A to point B. You can search for nearby places, or even search for specific places. You can use it to find restaurants, gas stations, and even roadside attractions.
You might also want to find some apps that can suggest places to visit. You can also find apps that will give you discounts on your meals, hotel rooms, and more. Many of these apps are free to download, and those that aren’t may be worth the cost (just make sure to check the reviews first).
Documenting Your Time On The Road
You can blog right from your smartphone these days, or maybe you’d rather just write posts when you have a chance to use your laptop at a restaurant or hotel room. While you shouldn’t be letting people know if your home is left empty, if you have someone housesitting, it may be fun to have a live blog to share your trip adventures through.
Facebook now has a live video feature too, which can be a great fun way to document your vacation and travels. Use it to share your story with friends and family.
You can do things the old fashioned way too, with a pen and pencil. But make sure you are still taking photos of everything using your smartphone or tablet. You don’t have to share everything to Instagram, but you also don’t want to miss any great scenery or strange roadside attractions.