Posts Tagged With: Smartphones

Smartphones & GPS in Travel

Smartphones allow us to stay in contact anywhere, look up information and get directions. There may be a cost to this when traveling. This BLOG helps you understand what alternatives you have like using wifi at your hotel, in a bar or a restaurant to have free access to email, FB, Messages and information.

GPS allows us to find points of interest, our hotel and restaurants, Looking up a name to get the GPS coordinates uses internet data and can cost you.

The video below helps you understand how to control these costs:

– Ciao
– George

Categories: Bars, BLOG, Cafè, Europe, GPS, Hotels, Italy, Italy BLOGs, Italy Tips, Smart Phones, Travel Planning, VLOG, WiFi, YouTube | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

We love the small streets in Europe

Europe has such small and romantic streets. They are lined with stores and restaurants and yes peddlers. Some are so narrow you can only get a very small car through. George was following a friend in Italy and came to a very narrow passage. He had to back up and go another way. If he continued he would have been wedged between two walls with no way out.  These streets can be cobble stones or paved, tiles or stairs (as in Positano) but they all offer an adventure. Walk them, meet some people, eat in the non touristy restaurants with the locals and shop in the small non touristy shops.

Smart phones are amazing as guides. We use our iPhone GPS in walk mode to find our way out of a maze and back to a known area or our hotel. If you familiarize yourself with a city map and place major monuments on it, you will not get lost. Your smart phone can help you in a pinch. The European Metro’s (subways) are safe and easy to use. There are Metro apps for your smartphones on most major cities. Some of them let you enter a destination and they know where you currently are. They can then show you where the nearest Metro stop is and which trains to take to get to your destination.

What did we do before smartphones?

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George & Jo Anne

 

Categories: Europe, Mountain Towns, Romance, Small Towns, Smart Phones | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

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