Treece Talks Travel The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.* Travel doesn’t start when you hit the road—and it doesn’t end when you arrive home. Travel is a life-long journey that feeds the soul … increases understanding of the world and our place in it …and inspires us to plan and use our resources to make the most of living boldly without regret. Whether you are staycationing, jetting off on a bucket-list adventure, or transitioning to a new living situation, we offer these helpful tips and timely news to make your next adventure even more enjoyable. Essential Summer 2022 Travel Resources CDC: COVID-19 International Travel Recommendations by Destination Explore Mayo Clinic: U.S. COVID-19 Map Visit CDC: Traveler Advice Learn Plane? Train? Hotel? How to navigate travel risks. Learn more Positive for COVID while traveling? Here's what you need to know. Learn more Traveling to Florida? How to check the COVID risk level. Learn more Taking a road trip? Check out the latest national average gas prices and calculate travel costs. Learn more Financial planning to-do's before hitting the road Create a budget and maximize your cash flow Learn more Review your insurance Learn more Ensure access to important documents Learn more Need to update your financial plan before traveling? Let's talk! Best Travel Apps Hopper Hopper analyzes billions of flights, watching the price changes, and then informs you when to buy in order to get a deal. The user interface is clean and easy to use, and it only takes 60 seconds to book a flight. They have now started doing hotel bookings too, and you can set up a tracker for a specific hotel instead of the whole city it’s in. Skyscanner Skyscanner works by searching for the cheapest deals and best options through all its travel partners. It shows you the cheapest dates to book, you can set price alerts and if you’re not sure where to go, you can put in your departing airport and search “Anywhere” or “Top Deals” to give you a list of the most affordable destinations available. Booking.com This app works for advance bookings and last-minute ones too. They have thousands of hotels, B&B’s, motels, and hostels linked to their app, and the comparison feature shows you the prices, reviews, amenities, and rating of all the accommodation options near where you want to stay. The app has over 130 million reviews, so you’ll know exactly what to expect from each establishment to make your decision about whether it’s the place for you or not. Citymapper Citymapper is one of the best travel apps you can use to find and use public transport. It currently covers 41 cities worldwide and the list is ever-growing. The app lists the search results by journey time, departing time, cost, and includes public transport, walking, taxis, and floating brands like bicycles, moped, and car-sharing. You can even search for wheelchair-accessible options too. Google Maps Google Maps is a must-have free travel app! It will give you directions for car travel, walking, cycling, and public transport. It acts as a GPS, telling you when to turn and guiding you to your destination on the fastest route available. If you’re worried about data costs when abroad, you can also download offline maps for specific areas for use when you have no internet connection. PackPoint Packpoint takes the headache out of remembering everything. It looks at the weather for your dates and destination, asks you what activities you might be doing (like snorkeling), and then creates a packing list for you based on all this information. TripIt Simply send all your email confirmations to the app and they put together a full itinerary for you that syncs to your calendar and can be shared with your travel partners. You can also store all your travel documents in the atravel pp, so you have everything in one place. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor is THE travel app when it comes to information on what’s around you, travel tips, and independent reviews of everything from bars to airlines. The best thing about it is that it works in every country in the world, and it should be on every traveler’s smartphone. Do you have more "must-have" travel apps? Tell us about them! *Marcel ProustAll information has been prepared soley for informational purposes, and not a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell investment products. This information is from sources believed to be reliable, but Cetera Advisors LLC cannot guarantee or represent that it is accurate or complete.