If you’re tired of battling your roommates for bandwidth during your umpteenth work Zoom call or you just need a break from hunching over your laptop in your bedroom (aka your “home office”), there’s a new remote workspace to consider: a hotel room.
The holiday travel season is quickly approaching and although airports might look very different than what we’ve seen in the past, you’ll still see some crowded terminals, be faced with overpriced food, encounter the inevitable flight delays and cancellations and, of course, the even more heightened frayed nerves. But thanks to your smartphone, you have the power to minimize all that is bad about air travel — if you download the right apps. Here are the apps that help alleviate the pain points of travel, especially in today’s world.
At the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C., I had to resist. No swaddling in the plush bathrobe. No running a hot bath. No clicking through the movie channels. No vacation-style activities.Published on thepointsguy.com | 03/13/2017 I Direct link
Using the right apps during a trip can help save you both time and money, while making the experience much less stressful. These travel apps can also give you a number of local recommendations and hidden gems that tourists don’t often get to see, and the best part is, some of them are completely free. Whether you’re looking for an app that will give you discounts to popular local events, get you a last-minute booking at a fraction of the price, or help you breeze through the airport, these are the 23 best travel apps you’ll want to download before your next trip.
Facing a surge of new competition that's hampered bottom-line growth, more Chicago hotels are offering day stays—despite the "no-tell motel" vibes that such a move might evoke.
Mobile travel apps, particularly those for “experiences,” are proliferating these days. Just a few searches and the tap-tap-tapping of credit card numbers into your cellphone seem to yield whatever you want, whenever and wherever you want it. But do they deliver? I tested several apps (and one mobile-friendly website) over the past few months that travelers might find useful. Here are four worth mentioning.
BUSINESS TRAVEL has many, many downsides: barbaric jet lag, cramped seats, cacophonous hotel rooms, delays when it comes to flights, trains, rental cars. But one aspect of working on the road has gotten an upgrade in recent years: Thanks to clever new apps and websites, you can now efficiently find a place to park with your laptop. Whether you’re looking for a half-day hotel room to bridge the gap between checkout and takeoff, a private place to record your podcast or a poolside seat with high-speed Wi-Fi, these apps can pump up your productivity, pleasurably.
It’s June, airports are busy, and with the Transportation Security Administration’s projected 4.5% increase in passengers and only a 2.5% increase in staffing, security lines will likely be long this summer. That’s bad news for travelers of all stripes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which processes almost 170,000 travelers during its busiest summer travel days, according to the airport’s estimates. And it can be especially frustrating if your job is what takes you out of town. Here are our tried-and-true tips for surviving peak summer flying season as a business traveler — and making your journey as pleasant as possible once you land.
Santa Barbara is a must-visit destination and they are so many romantic hotels in driving distance of this gorgeous beach-side town. Here are our top three recommendations for the most romantic hotels near Santa Barbara.
Don’t let tourists have all the fun—soak up all the same hotel amenities as guests for a fraction of the price
Those who save on holiday costs by booking cheaper accommodation options like Airbnb can still avail of the comforts of hotel amenities.
Home sharing services like Airbnb can be great money savers. But the greatest money savers tend to require skipping common hotel amenities like fitness centers, spas, pools and room service. Now, naturally, there’s an app for that. Make that apps, plural, including the following new ones that offer non-hotel guests access to hotel services.
Snag a day pass or last-minute deal to a local hotel