Tag Archives: #military

10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for the Savvy Traveler

 

Smartphones are indispensable in our daily lives.  While in our country, I can check the weather, plan a route home that avoids traffic, research restaurant reviews, and update my Facebook account (not while driving of course) without thinking twice about how to connect to a network.

Having the right smartphone apps can enhance your travel experiences.  As I have shared in previous blogs (7 Tips to Save Your Cell Phone During International Travel and 8 Must-Have Smartphone Communication Apps for Travel), it is wise to leave your smartphone in ‘Airplane’ mode while out of the country.

Therefore, it is very important that phone apps used while overseas work offline, or with Wi-Fi.  Here, I share some more apps I have found particularly useful while traveling.

Currency App Pic

Currency – (Free) or XE Currency (Free).

Having a foreign exchange app is important to understand how much you’re actually getting for your dollar.  Before traveling, check the exchange rate of the countries that you will be visiting.  Updated currency exchange rates can be updated with a Wi-Fi connection while abroad.  Right now, the euro is incredibly low against the US dollar.  Time to go to Europe!! Continue reading 10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for the Savvy Traveler

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families

(Part 3 of 4)

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1:

Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families

This is the third part of my Blog series entitled “The 411 on the TSA  3-1-1.”  In Part 1 of this Blog article, I shared tips on the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule, including exemptions such as medical liquids, breast milk / infant formula, and juice.  In Part 2 of this Blog article, I shared additional tips on traveling with children, and traveling with a medical disability.

This segment actually is not specifically about the 3-1-1 liquid rules, but will highlight specific TSA tips for members of our military, including leisure travel and deployment tips.

We honor our military service members for their sacrifice in defending our country and our freedom.  I am so glad to learn of accommodations that the TSA has in place to assist our military travelers.

The TSA offers special assistance to “Injured, wounded service members, veterans and Wounded Warriors.”

Military members may contact: Continue reading The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families