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Traveling with Technology

Traveling with Techology

Traveling with Technology 

Technology can help alleviate some of the frustrations that people tend to experience while traveling. This blog covers a few ways that you can use technology to avoid a stressful situation.

passport for travel abroad

Email Yourself a Scan of your Passport

Scanning a copy of your passport will provide you with key information such as your passport number, issue date, and expiration date in case your passport has been lost or stolen.

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Use Google Maps Offline

Google Maps can get you out of a jam if you’re lost or trying to find a place, but it doesn’t help you if you’re traveling out of country and trying to avoid roaming charges from your cellular provider. The fix is to save Google Maps directions offline so you can access the info without using data. Here’s how to do it. (Hint: Do this before you go offline.)

How to Save Google Maps Directions Offline

  • On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app
  • Make sure you’re connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps
  • Search for a place, like Palm Springs, Madrid-- you get the idea
  • At the bottom of the page, tap the name or address of the place (in the white bar)
  • If you search for a “place” like a restaurant, tap more
  • Select Download
airplane entertainment

Flight’s Entertainment Options

Make sure that you check your flight’s entertainment options prior to boarding, so you can download any apps necessary to have in-flight entertainment.

storing charger cables

Store Power Cords in a Small Case

Storing cords in one place, such as an old sunglasses case, will help alleviate the stress of trying to find them mid-flight!

european adapter

Bring a Converter

European countries use different outlets then what we have in the U.S. Make sure to have the correct adapter with you when traveling, so you are able to charge your phone. Going to multiple countries? Not every country in Europe requires the same converter, so ensure that you are prepared for each country you will be visiting.

Follow these above tricks and tips and you are sure to have an improved experience why traveling. For more tips and tricks check out the Celtic Tours Travel Tools.