The New Year has come and gone and many, now, are probably looking to stick to their New Year’s Resolution. These are never easy as they often require massive changes in lifestyle or perspective. In many cases, committing to your resolution can also be costly.
While the most common resolutions usually involve living a healthier life and getting a better job, many also resolve to live a more fulfilling life. And many who opt for this focus also often consider traveling more often.
As a matter of fact, many older people advise that one of their biggest regrets is not traveling more. And, it seems, that many millennials have heeded this advice, opting to travel through their 20s, these days, instead of focus on career or relationships.
The good news is that it is never too late to see the world, especially in this time when technology makes it easier to find deals and plan your itinerary.
For example, if you love a classic all-American road trip, the RoadTrippers app transforms your phone into a one-stop locals guide to restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops, and other points of interest no matter where you find yourself. Plug in your itinerary and route and the app will advise you on places to go. It takes some of the guessing game out of impromptu road trips.
If you prefer to fly and but are not quite sure when you want to book your trip, Hopper might be the one for you. The only travel app to be included in Apple’s Best of 2015, Hopper predicts future airfares with up to 95 percent accuracy. Plug in your route and you get the best idea when it is the most affordable to travel.
Fans of the “sharing economy” might like the new app known as Seataroo. Basically, this app allows travelers to trade seats for a price. Founder and president Brad Pursel explains: “I believe that Seataroo has the potential to become a travel app that is used widely by those traveling by air for business or pleasure. After all,” he continues, “on almost any flight there are going to be both people who wish they had a better seat as well as others who would like to save money on travel.”