Trip Planning Travel Technology

Ah, technology…it can make your life so much easier! If you know which type to choose!

funny-old-phones-wall from The Meta Picture, Trip Planning Travel Technology,

There are a million apps available, but here are a few to get you started planning the trip of a lifetime!

Trip Planning Travel Technology – ┬áSeat guru

Love this website, and also app, for information about planes. This gives you a very clear photo of the plane (from seat guru) and where you’ll be sitting. No surprises! It even gives a rating on different seats.

seat arrangement in airplane from Seat guru, Trip Planning Travel Technology,


What sort of information do you need?

**The measurement of the space under the seat in front of you is helpful. Make sure your carry-on fits!!

**How much leg space do you get for that ‘extra cost special comfort seat’? Is it worth it? (P. S. It is worth it.)


If your legs are long and the extra space offered by the special comfort seat isn’t enough you could use the knee defender. It keeps the person in front of you from reclining their seat. You might have more enemies than leg room…you’ll have to weigh the cost/benefit of that one!

knee defender photo from knee defender, Trip Planning Travel Technology,

**How are the seats configured? Are you a party of 4 and the seats are 3 together and then an aisle? Who sits where? Decide now!

Trip Planning Travel Technology – Trip Advisor

Love this one for tips and reviews. I also am a reviewer with them so look me up for my thoughts on places to visit, eat, and sleep!

Trip Advisor logo from Trip Advisor, Trip Planning Travel Technology,


Trip Planning Travel Technology – Gate guru

Continental Airlines gate at airline, Trip Planning Travel Technology,

Perfect for BIG airports. Wondering where you can get a softdrink or replace those earphones that died or disappeared? Check here before schelepping the whole crew all over the airport looking and looking and looking…

Trip Planning Travel Technology – Kayak


I’m afraid I’m going to show my age here and say that I prefer the old fashioned paper spreadsheet of all our confirmation information. BUT, I love this electronic tip!!! Kayak lets you stay organized by putting all your confirmations about tickets, hotels, and airlines in one spot.

I also like to send an electronic list to a friend back home in case I lose something! Has happened before and that friend bailed me out.

Trip Planning Travel Technology – Skyscanner


This awesome app lets you find great airfare prices. Gotta love that! Enter your information and choose! You can even book your flights.

Trip Planning Travel Technology – Before you go!

When you are using the computer be sure to clear the cookies every so often. Get more trip planning tips here.

Planning and daydreaming is part of the fun! Any more travel technology tips? I would love to hear from you!

Uchisar Castle near Goerem, Turkey, Trip Planning Travel Technology,


Happy and smooth travels!

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

The Educational Tourist logo, Trip Planning Travel Technology,


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4 Responses

  1. Kristi Hynes says:

    I wonder how many people actually lock the seatbacks in front of them! And what that reaction would be! LOL Technology sure is helpful! Going to download sky scanner right now!

  2. Please e-mail if you have a moment. Thanks!

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