PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- World traveler Gary Richetelli
recently commented on a PCMag travel app article
. Richetelli, a real estate expert, sports car enthusiast, and avid traveler, understands that adventuring out into the world is more difficult for some than others. Travel apps, according to the article, are great and affordable tools for people looking for a little travel help and companionship.
"Traveling is one of the best things out there," Gary Richetelli says. "Travel is a chance for people to experience new cultures and make memories, and it shouldn't be any harder because of travel complications or excessive planning."
Planning, according to the article, is critical for a trip's success rate. Where a family or traveler is going often determines the steps required to travel successfully. For a brief excursion into the Appalachian Mountains, for example, travelers would need to prepare much differently than a summer luau in Hawaii. Travel arrangements are usually the most expensive and complicate legs of a trip, which is why the article recommends apps like Expedia to help locate travel deals. The app is in iOS and Android stores, though everyone can use the online platform as well. It shows hotel and travel details based on location and even allows traveler feedback to be considered.
The article says to never shy away from a second flight opinion, especially when it is free. Google Flights gives travelers the ability to track fare costs for flights within a certain span of time. This way, fliers can make sure they are getting the best deal and have leftover funds. Kayak, another plane ticket booking site, also has a nice app tie-in for tablets and smartphones. Kayak lets its users check into flights, purchase tickets, and find deals. Orbitz Flights, Hotels, and Cars is another useful app to check out.
Getting to a destination, however, is only half of the battle. For guides and on-site information, Stay.com gives users a chance to explore a city from their phones. Also, it allows people to create an itinerary based on side trips, restaurants, hotel swaps, and other destination activities. TripAdvisor Offline City is a combination between Stay and City Guides. Viator, however, focuses on side trips and destination attractions and deals.
Packing for a trip, according to Gary Richetelli, is a skill that takes practice. Organizational apps like Packing Pro are useful investments for iPhone users. The app creates an interactive packing list that outlines common items for different categories, including camping excursions, families, what to pack for far-off trips, and other information. TripIt, for Blackberry, iOS, Windows, and Android, is one of the best apps on the market. It is an all-in-one itinerary planner that combines a traveler's flight info, directions, car rental information, check-in times, and other useful travel data.
Regardless of a person's tech savvy-ness, it is still important to use traditional pen and paper for trip planning. Apps and phones have a tendency to break at inopportune moments. Gary Richetelli recommends travelers to combine the tools at their disposal in order to make the most out of every excursion.
Gary Richetelli, founder of Ct. Corporation Inc., has traveled the world throughout his life. Italy remains his favorite destination because of the wine and food selections. He is also an avid car enthusiast, entrepreneur, and real estate professional.