iPhone 6 Travel Tips and Tricks!

The long lines for the iPhone 6 have died down, and the lengthy online reservation wait time is nearing fulfillment. The competition has begun their assault, and the reality will never live up to the hype. Unless, of course, you actually take advantage of the many cool features of your smart phone.

So, we’ve tested apps, researched critical analysis, and scoured the blogs to help you get the most satisfaction from one of the largest purchases you’ll make this year – the iPhone 6.

Here is what you can do with your iPhone when it comes to travel:
– Download and use the Last Minute Travel deals app (free). Look up map view and select by star rating, or sort hotels by TripAdvisor® rating and by price range, and so much more. All at the best rates on the web.
CityGuides, Offline Maps (free) allows you explore new travel destinations and formulate a loose itinerary for what you might want to see, do, and eat when you arrive.
GateGuru (free) lets you navigate airport terminals for the best restaurants, find the yoga room, plan your duty free shopping attack with great tips and lists of services.
Camera (8 megapixel included) – Every photo you take is ready to edit and share in seconds. And the Retina HD display on the 6 Plus is 1920 X 1080 resolution so your selfies never looked better. And play around with Time-Lapse or Slo-Mo for enviable videos!
Apple Pay (pre-loaded) combines the convenience and security of Touch ID with NFC (near field communication) technology so you can use iPhone 6 to pay in stores within apps and a single touch. That’s a nice touch when trying to limit the items you carry on travels.

While traveling, you may find yourself more reliant on your iPhone to keep you on track and entertained. You may even enjoy the journey as much as the destination through the help of tips and tricks…

I like to download Ted Talks to my iPhone to watch during boring waits in the airport or on the flight. Apps like Yelp and Urban Spoon help you find local businesses, and restaurant reviews so you can eat like (or better than) a local.
Keep all your travel details in one place. Some use TripIt or similar apps, but I like to use Evernote, or simply use the pre-loaded Notes app to add observations and people’s names that I meet. And for business trips, I use CamCard to take a ‘picture’ of business cards and send the content to my work email.

With about 1 million iPhone apps, there is a wealth of tools for better travel. Please share some of your tips on maintaining travel sanity.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.

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