As a traveling consultant, you learn the tricks of the trade in order to survive. Traveling to 16 universities across 13 different states with a luggage weight limit of 50lbs is a challenge. I used to be scared and anxious of the traveling challenges ahead. But have no fear, because there is an app for that! Below are my tips to become a traveling pro with a little help from the app store.
The to organization:
Traveling requires organization and attention to detail. It would be easy to miss a connecting flight because you don’t know the gate difference or forget which airline you are using. But there is an app for that! My favorite is TripCase. You can forward your flight itinerary to trip case and it will arrive in your app trip list in seconds!
Frequent flyer programs are bae:
If you haven’t already signed up to be a frequent flyer member for your favorite airline, you are missing out. It is quick and easy and better yet, FREE! I use Expedia to book travel because you double dip by gaining Expedia points and frequent flyer points for any airline you add to your account. Plus, each airline has it’s own app that can send you notifications of delays and flight changes.
Taxis? What are those?
I’m sure you have heard about the transportation services Uber and Lyft. But I’m here to tell you that you should jump on the bandwagon and use them during your travels. I have always had the best experience using either service. And both even offer discounts/free rides if you refer a friend!
Managing a traveling closet:
Traveling requires packing preparation. And when your job is to travel from coast to coast, you need a wardrobe for all weather. I use the Stylebook app to organize every piece of clothing I have packed. You can mix and match outfits on the app and pick your favorite styles! Plus, it prevents you from leaving your favorite piece of clothing behind.
Want a mini vacation?
Have you ever wanted to live in a beach house in California, or visit a penthouse loft in New York City? Well now you can! Airbnb allows you to rent amazing properties like a hotel. The site is user friendly and I have heard nothing but great experiences from using the service. Check it out!
Music in your pocket:
The best post-graduation purchase I made was Spotify Premium. It’s like having all of your favorite artists and songs in one spot. You can skip songs as many times as your heart desires and create unique playlists to share with friends. And guess what? There is an app for that!