The absolute first step in planning any kind of overseas adventure is to have a passport! Having a grand itinerary planned is pointless if you aren’t able to actually make the journey. Without this little blue book, traveling anywhere outside of the United States is mostly impossible. Even if you don’t have immediate plans to travel, having a passport handy is great to jump on those last minute deals and to have a second form of identification any time you are handling official business. Plus, regular adult passports last 10 years, so you have plenty of time to put some stamps in it!
Most will agree that technology, the Internet and social media have completely revolutionized daily life. It only makes sense that those things have translated over into the travel industry. Airplanes are beginning to offer WiFi. Tickets are being issued directly to your smartphone. Instagram photos or tweets allow us a glimpse into countries around the world. But even more so, companies and industries are creating apps that assist travellers before, during and after their expeditions. Here at Big Adventure Travel, we’ve chosen 4 of our favorite apps that help you travel smarter.