Most people have at least 3 to 5 rewards cards in their wallets. You earn points for buying groceries from different supermarkets, for booking flights on various airlines, for purchasing anything at department stores, when loading gas or buying medicines. Even the simple act of buying coffee and pizza can earn you points that you can eventually redeem. The key word is eventually because it can take a while for those points to add up and amount to something. Most of the time, they just expire without you knowing and you end up not ever redeeming anything.
Before smartphones and travel apps, part of the adventure of exploring new places abroad was getting lost. Relying on paper maps or directions from locals, trying to decipher foreign public transport systems, and miscommunication with taxi drivers due to language barriers were just everyday occurrences.
These days, travel apps like Uber, Google Maps and Booking have made traveling around so much easier. With the proper apps, you can easily check in your flights, find the best places to eat, book your hotel accommodations, find transport to get around, meet up with locals, get discounts and coupons, reserve tickets to attractions without lining up. You basically have all the travel tools you need right at your fingertips for a hassle-free getaway.
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