Before you can enjoy architecture in Paris, piazzas in Rome or tackle a day of shopping in NYC, a crucial to-do list usually stands between you and your vacation. The logistics required in organizing a getaway may seem overwhelming, however the better equipped you are, the greater likelihood of a successful trip. Fortunately, with the stroke of a keypad, jet setters have access to countless sites and apps that help to tackle the most wearisome issues and truly enhance your experience. We’ve found three such sites and wanted to share them with you to help plan your next adventure.
The Ultimate Planner
We are big fans of the Google Trips tool where your travel reservations are automatically uploaded from Gmail and organized into individual trips. From there, you can plan your day with several suggestions of the location’s top attractions and find day trips based around your interests and available time. If you’re not certain what to see, you can be alerted when you’re near a popular spot and receive reviews based on other travelers’ experiences. Best of all, the essential information is organized in one place and is available offline, so you’ll always have access to the things you want to do, and the maps to take you there even if you’re out of internet range.
Five Star Travel
By stayingup to date and connected with all of our retail partners, we stumbled upon the next travel gem by chance. Our favorite spot in Barbados – Sandy Lane Resort, was recently named a Forbes Five Star hotel. Piquing our interest, we decided to look more into Forbes Travel Guide and their annual Star Rating list. Dubbed as the global authority on luxury travel, Forbes Travel Guide has the world’s only independently rated, global hospitality collection. Anonymous professional inspectors travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas, and although all areas of a facility are scrutinized, the emphasis is on quality of service, helping you discover not only beautiful places but also the most memorable. Guests can feel assured in their choice as only the best properties in the world receive the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rating.
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Travel like a VIP
Experiencing luxurious benefits from the beginning of your trip to the end is simple with Visa Infinite Privilege. From travel and hotel benefits, to food and entertainment offers, cardholders receive premium perks that turn any ordinary journey into extraordinary. Arrive on time with airport parking deals, valet discounts and dedicated taxi limo lines. Make waiting for a flight pleasant and comfortable with access to airport lounges around the world. Skip the lines with a dedicated VIP security fast track lane. Once you arrive at your destination, there are concierge services to help you get the most from your trip. These few benefits merely scratch the surface of the host of perks that are awaiting cardholders.