Every adventure starts with inspiration. This usually is best found from like minded people. Don't know any? Seek them out! Follow them on Instagram. Study up! Google, read, search!
'The tag on trip is a favorite for YYF adventure. If you are going somewhere what else is nearby? What is cheaper to get to from that place? Where could I stop on the way for no/little extra cost?'
Trips don't plan themselves overnight. Hopper allows you to get the best flight prices and keep some money in your pocket so you can sleep in a bed rather than on the street in your destination.
'At any one time I might have up to 10 trip ideas planned and am constantly getting price updates to increase the chances of making them into reality'
Search search search. Search from a city near you. Search for a city near where you want to go. Search with stop-overs. Search search search.
'A bus ride to the airport in the next city might save you $1200 and make a trip you can't afford within reach'
Forget movies, read! Download guides, historical information and anything you can about your destination.
'Anything that gives you a better understanding of your destination will make your trip better. Invest the time. It always pays off'
Alarms, time zones, what day is it anyway?
Just make sure you keep your battery charged!
An app you never use.... Critical in making sure you are headed the right way. Also cool to tell you the altitude!
6. My Radar
Unlike the last three apps you need signal or wifi for this to deliver. Knowing where the rain is can be critical. When in doubt, just be prepared.
7. Sky Guide is perfect for nights out there. Works with or without signal allowing you to see constellations and passing satellites. Better than TV.
Read like a local. The camera input will have you reading product labels, menus and maps instantly. Crazy helpful.
Even if you don't have one you will run into someone who does. Don't limit yourself by not already having the APP.
10. DJI Go
Same deal as GoPro. We rock the OSMO and there is a Phantom in the office. It's a must have for us.
The biggest and baddest photo tool on iPhone.
The sleekest and easiest photo tool. Learn when to use it (and when not).
Share your stuff sure but as a research tool Instagram is unmatched. Study your destination in location and hashtag and make sure you don't miss a thing. Also use this as a chance to show a new angle or give a different look to the everyday.
As soon as you hit wifi back your stuff up! Google drive, Dropbox or Apple cloud.... Just get it somewhere safe!
Keep in touch. Line, whatsApp, messenger, whatever your method. When traveling in groups start a group message. Share locations if you get depressed, if you have data you can even activate 'share my location' so you can always be found.