Travel smart with smart gadgets and apps.

Travel smart - get travel visa at visacenter.caTravel has always been a hassle: late planes’ arrivals leading to missing connections, long queues for security checks, overworked counter staff, booking errors, travel visas issues, etc.

The recent years have dramatically changed the way things are done. Many gadgets and services that help to minimize the impact of many of those hassles have been introduced.

Our own experience shows that globe trotting without modern gadgets and applications for them is like buying your tickets by visiting a travel agent in person, which is well possible, BUT, so outdated.

Must have applications:

To book a flight or vacation you may use any major on-line consolidator like Expedia, Travelocity, Skyscanner or an airline of your choice directly. Most of them have apps available at the AppsStore for free.

If you need to get a travel visa hassle free, contact VisaCenter at one of their offices in Canada, US or UK. Otherwise, you might very well end up trying to answer all the weird questions on multi-pages visa applications yourself, have the right-size photos taken, run around the city in search of a consulate, stand hours in line to see a consular officer only to find out that your application has been rejected, because you have done something wrong in your preps. You will waste your precious time and get frustrated. VisaCenter, on the other hand, will explain what documentation is expected of you, assist you with the application forms and other paper work as required by each country, take your photos at the spot and even submit and receive your visa file on your behalf.

To find out if your flight is on-time, you may use the app of your airline or the app of the departure airport. Some airlines, like Air Canada allow to subscribe for notifications on the flight status. There are several 3-rd party apps for this too. Flightboard and Flighttrack are among them.

Check-in: definitely use the app of your airline. Check-in using the app. You boarding pass will be on the screen of your smart phone (you saved a tree, by the way!) and can be easily scanned by the personnel at the check-in, security and boarding. Another advantage – you should not keep in your head where have you put that piece of paper, it is on the screen of your smart phone! And one more argument in favor of advance check-in: if you have only carry-on, you may come not 2 hours before, but 45 min before domestic flight as the only thing you need to do is to pass security check. Even here is a piece of advice (though not related to the apps, but still): if you fly from Canada – obtain NEXUS card which will push you ahead of the line. The same card, by the way, will minimize your wait time at immigration control on arrival too.

If you are unfamiliar with the airport and do not know where what is located there, you may download the following app – AirportAce. It is not free, but will help you out a lot in search for your gate, duty free shops, lounges, other facilities.

Once on board – it is a whole different story how to enjoy the time and use it to your liking.

While you are in the air, your friends and relatives are able to track your path with high precision by using one of the specialized applications, like earlier mentioned FlightTrack. They are not free, but really worth the price as basically it is the the same software that airports and airlines are using for their flights tracking activity (with just 1 min delay, introduced for security reason).

And yourself, you may enjoy a book, music or video not from the airline library, but of your own choice downloaded beforehand. Or read all the latest news, articles, etc. by using such a wonderful app as Instapaper.

Once at the destination it would be wise to use the apps that are designed specifically for this destination: travel guide, transit system app, local taxi app, etc., as this will minimize the period of uncertainty on the foreign soil.

Happy traveling with less hassle!!!

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Incredible destinations for Winter

With the winters gearing up and the holiday season in full swing, it’s time again for adventurists to plan an exciting expedition exploring new places. The world is an open place spotted with some magnificent places. China, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam and Tanzania are the new holiday destinations that attract people from all around the world. You can now avail the expert services of VisaCenter to assist and help you to reach your holiday destination hassle free. Their expertise with in-time travel visa processing ensures you save time running around, exhausting yourself even before your holiday starts. Now you can sit back and plan your holiday.

China can be visited all year round. The month of December has its own charm, with winters in full bloom. Apart from the Great Wall of China other magnificent places that you can visit during the winter months include Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City, Beijing Capital Museum and Temple of Heaven. Mount Haungshan is one of China’s major tourist destination and is well known for its scenery, sunsets and it’s granite peaks. The Pearl City of Guilin too is endowed with astonishing natural beauty and you cannot leave China without witnessing the verdant vegetation and the clear waters that beautify this land.

The imperial capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg is the most visited city of the country. If offers a wide array of exciting activities during the winters, starting from December. These include ice skating, snow painting and ice sculpture. Various intriguing monuments and heritage centers are scattered across the city and you will surely enjoy visiting them with your family. The city also has the world’s largest museum, The Winter Palace and you must pay it a visit before you depart from Russia. The capital city of Russia, Moscow organizes the world’s best winter festival cherished with musical evenings and wonderful light works. Tread the city of Moscow using the world’s second most heavily used transit system and experience a new world altogether.

Brazil enjoys a massive cultural diversity and therefore no one feels like a foreigner here. The 7000 kilometers of coastline and the vastness of the desert sands of Lencois Maranhenses have an unmatched exuberance. The natural reserves that cover up the Amazon too attract people from across the world. The impressive mountains of Minas Gerais, the noisy waters in the state of Amapa and Para and the beautiful sunsets throughout pampas of Rio Grande do Sul cannot be missed if you visit the country.

The Ha long Bay in Vietnam is a heaven indeed with its 3000 islands and superb sandy beaches. It’s the most magnificent place for visit in Vietnam. Unique floating markets, famous sand dunes and the Temple of Literature can be explored for ultimate fun. Apart from these, the Citadel and the Cu Chi tunnels are two other beautiful places to visit here.

Tanzania is the home of legendary vegetation and a diversity of animals trekking across the plains. The highest peak of Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro, beautiful Lake Victoria and the chain of small islands Zanzibar are the best eminent places to visit here.

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