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11 MORE Of The Best Free Travel Apps That Will Make Traveling A Breeze!

August 28, 2011 • By

Since my previous article on 12 of the best free travel apps that will make traveling a breeze went viral, I discovered that there was a real interest in finding applications that would be useful to people who were travelers at heart.  After doing a bit of research and checking the functionality, I can say that I have been fortunate enough to find 11 more apps that are equally delightful.

1) Apple’s Find My iPhone app is probably the the must have for iPhone users.   If you can’t find your phone how can you use these apps, silly?  ;-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Crackle – funny name, good stuff. I have a roku and Crackle is one of my favorite channels. Imagine my giddiness when I found out they have an app for it too? This ‘channel’ offers some really good movies from back in the day. I am noticing a trend where they are offering more current movies these days. The good news is that the movies are pretty stellar, not just B movie only fare, but something that everyone in your family will enjoy. This is a must have for anyone who has the capability of downloading apps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) TravelZoo – This mammoth travel deal aggregator is a fantastic resource for those who are seeking great package, airfare or hotel deals.  I have used them extensively to purchase activities like Vegas shows for a mere pittance.  A new feature on the site is local deals which in a lot of ways is a Groupon competitor.  You can secure great deals around your city like a $70.00 dinner jazz cruise in New Orleans for $29.00!READ MORE


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Eight Sure-Fire Ways To Stretch Your Housing Dollars Now!

December 28, 2009 • By

Your Housing Dollars

With the US dollar growing seemingly weaker by the day, it’s important to figure out inventive ways to stretch your hard earned and sometimes hard to come by housing dollars. Whether traveling overseas or to the next town over, everyone wants to feel as though they are getting the most for their money.

When searching for affordable accommodations, consider booking housing alternatives like:

1)  Hostels where you share basic accommodations with fellow travelers, usually students.   Hostels are usually run like college dormitories,  where the sleeping area consist of bunk or twin beds for several people (usually 4-8) who share one room and a common bath.  Occasionally, some will offer private rooms/baths with double beds at a slightly higher price.  Hostels have come a long way, you will find that some (not all!) offer certain amenities, like breakfast, shuttle service, WI-FI lounges, community kitchens and cable as standard fare.  Some are specialized where only females are allowed to stay there.  Hostelworld is a great resource to research which ones rate the best.READ MORE