Sunday, April 15, 2018

7 Top Travel Apps to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Looking for ways technology can help you manage your wanderlust? Planning a trip and looking for great apps to help you make the most it? Want to know more about how an app could make traveling better?
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If you enjoy travel, you should never let some of the pesky details of planning a trip stand in your way! With the help of a few stellar apps, planning your trip could be easier, leaving you more time to unwind. Take a look at our list of the top nine travel apps that will fuel your wanderlust. 
  1. Uber: you might already have and use this app, but it’s great for travel, too! You can find drivers in many different countries and throughout the US, and pay securely without having to worry about carrying cash and hailing cabs. 
  2. Google Maps: as the long time reigning champion of navigation apps, Google maps is a travel must-have. Navigate new cities, download maps for offline use, and check the hours for restaurants and attractions. 
  3. PackPoint: if you’re already a list maker or wish you were, this app is great tool for any trip. By plugging in your destination and potential activities, PackPoint generates a list of what to bring. It takes the weather forecast into account and allows you to edit the list and share it!
  4. XE Currency: if you’re traveling internationally, this can be a great tool for some added financial security. The app updates constantly with exchange rates and if you’re shutting down data and roaming on your trip, you can download rates to use offline later. 
  5. Google Trips: this app is great for an easy, organized, and accessible itinerary. Connected to your email, it automatically pulls reservations for a trip into an itinerary where you can add other reservations and make the most of suggested activities, eateries and more. You can store the itinerary offline for access. 
  6. Trip Advisor: You can view the opinions of millions of users to confidently choose destinations, accommodations and activities. Review data is summarized and organized in a navigable format and full reviews are available. You can find details for any country, making the app great for all travelers. 
  7. Google Translate: when traveling to a country or region with a language different than your own, Google Translate can give you the ability to engage with locals and find your way around much easier! Essential for any international travel. 

Ready to pack your bags and jet? These apps make travel so fun and easy, it’s hard to resist. Whether you’re heading abroad or staying in town, the technology in these apps are sure to add a lot to your adventure. If you’re looking for fun weekend getaways in Ann Arbor, Weber’s Hotel & Restaurant are here to serve you. Give us a call today or visit online to make your reservation.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

5 Ways to Enjoy a Getaway in Town!

Need ideas for fun weekend getaways in Ann Arbor? Looking for an adventure filled weekend without getting out of town? Want a few tips to help you rediscover all Ann Arbor has to offer?

Everyone deserves fun weekend getaways once in a while! But we don’t always have the time or cash to plan. This shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying an exciting or relaxation “staycation” right in town! 

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5 top ways you can experience fun weekend getaways in Ann Arbor

1. Parks: Ann Arbor’s parks offer outdoor activities from leisurely hikes, to lively kayaking trips, to placid lake views. Visit the parks website to learn more about what Ann Arbor parks bring to the table. 

2. Brew Tour: Plan the ultimate brew pub crawl without going further than your own backyard. With many breweries and pubs in the area and selections brewed onsite, Ann Arbor should please beer aficionados of all types.

3. U of M Campus:  Regarded as one of the more attractive campuses in the nation, the University of Michigan offers more than striking architecture and a stellar education. Make a day of your campus excursion and visit the museums, observatory, The Big House, and other famous sites. 

4. Shopping: Get your shop on with a trip to Briarwood and feel like a teen again. You can also find a hipster vibe at the shops in Kerrytown. Or wander through downtown and window shop till you drop!

5. Weber’s Hotel & Restaurant: Have a fun weekend getaway in Ann Arbor and experience an all in one experience. We offer a complete package with chic and cozy rooms, fun and sophisticated dining, happy hours with live music and nightlife. Stay all weekend or explore Ann Arbor with Weber’s as your home base!

Keep your getaway close to home and soak up the many indulgences and adventures Ann Arbor has to offer! Whether you’re looking for fun weekend getaways in Ann Arbor, a romantic night away from home, a place to host family from out of town, or other hospitality needs, Weber’s Hotel & Restaurant are here to serve you. Give us a call today or visit us online to make your reservation.