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Using Tech to Travel and Save

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | August 19, 2016

Using Tech to Travel and Save

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Technology is good for streamlining our lives in so many ways and travel is definitely one of them.

Great tech can also be useful in streamlining our bank accounts — and by that, I mean saving money. The New York Times Frugal Traveler columnist Lucas Peterson has tips for some of the best ways to use tech and save money. 

Topping the list: using sim cards. Calling home abroad is still expensive but these handy devices can save big bucks. 

“Stop into a local carrier’s shop and get one — just make sure your phone is unlocked first,” recommends Peterson.

There are also good times and bad times to buy a plane ticket. Peterson suggests travelers take advantage of Kayak’s Fare Predictor. 

READ MORE: How to Make Money Traveling the World  

“If you’re stuck at the last minute, don’t despair: We’ve got tips for that scenario, too. Try — though you’ll need to be flexible in your options,” he adds. 

These are just a few of the ways tech can help you save money while traveling, for more discussion, visit The New York Times.


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