Apps, maps and traps – travel made easier

Most travelers now have a mobile phone such as an iPhone – and perhaps a tablet like an iPad – that they take with them wherever they go. Most smartphone owners know how to use them for calling, texting and taking photos. But these mobile computers are capable of so much more, especially on the road. It pays to know what kind of help is available and at your fingertips before you travel.

They are called smartphones for a reason! Looking for an airline ticket? You’re covered. A restaurant? Check. Need a restroom? No problem. Help finding an embassy? Simple.

There’s an app for all these situations and a whole lot more. But this part of your travel planning needs to take place well in advance of the trip.

Downloading useful apps is just the start. You need to know how and when they are most useful. This program will give you a list of most useful apps and how to use them. You will receive a list of apps and suggestions for hardware and tools to take with you. Finally, learning about pitfalls and things to avoid while traveling will complete this informative program.

The program is open to anyone who is interested. Just come to the ballroom at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Q&A will follow and a handout will be available listing the apps and hardware  suggestions.