Chatting with travel experts around the world every day, we get an overwhelming influx of information varying from the ideal holiday destinations, to tried and true packing tips, to the best apps to use while travelling. Conversations occur in real-time during Twitter Chats using various travel hashtags, such as #luxtravelchat (our favourite for obvious reasons), #RGChat and #ttot, or over longer periods of time via blog posts and their subsequent comments back and forth by the travel community. We're keeping a sharp eye on it all and will try share as much of the useful stuff with you here so you can make the most of the experts' experiences!
Ever wonder how you could just pack better for every occasion? Not pack too much but not too little either? Well this is what those doing it day in and day out suggest:
During the #luxtravelchat, @LuxuryTravelMom asked, what is the one thing you can't leave home without:
Technology on the Go
The #ttot (Travel Talk on Twitter) crowd had a chat this week about 'Technology Use While Travelling' where we picked up a load of tips on great travel apps to use, the best social media platforms to stay connected and how to get around without getting lost:
When asked by @TauckUK what technology improves our travel experience, the community had a lot to say:
Technology cont'd...Travel Apps
During the Technology #ttot chat, @WTravelTogether asked everyone to name their number one travel app and why:
Some other useful travel apps that were mentioned that we're sure you're using already (but if you aren't you should be!): TripAdvisor for planning the trip and checking out reviews, Airbnb for accommodation, Uber for getting around anywhere inexpensively with a private driver, CityMapper for using public transportation, XE Currency Converter app, any airline's app for mobile boarding passes and checking in to flights and of course one of our favourites Google Now cards for automated live updates on flight times and boarding gates.
Now it wouldn't be a proper travel blog post without making you salivate over some gorgeous new destinations so here are a few from the #RGChat, hosted by @RoughGuides on Natural Wonders:
Thanks to the travel Twitter community for providing these travel, packing and technology tips and of course for the images above. Check back here for more Travel Tips posts where we'll keep you up to date on the latest developments in making journeys easier!
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