Ten Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Vacation


Ten Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

Smartphones are everywhere and many of us couldn't imagine life without these magical devices. Of course, for many of us our phones are not only good for great work tunes, but more and more they are part of our daily life. Whether you use it for games, planning, banking or any number of other functions, smartphones are often actually under utilized. Here are ten ways you can use your smartphone to get the most out of your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. 

Find great deals

Many of our local vendors, events, and adventures can be booked online. However, what you might not realize is how many great deals can be found by booking last minute deals or with online coupons. Always look for local vendor's Apps for the latest deals and bargains while traveling on Ocean Isle Beach. 

Home security

Whether you want to check in on the pet-sitter or just want to turn the lights on before you head home, there are several great Apps that work with home security systems. Systems like Simply Safe, Ring or Nest all make keeping your home safe and secure as easy as a few taps on your phone. 

Keep up with your banking

Almost every major bank has an App. These Apps are great for keeping up with expenses, monitoring your accounts and generally staying on top of your finances. One nice thing is having the ability to pay bills remotely or even transfer money for unexpected expenses. Check with your bank and sign up for their mobile banking App before you head out on vacation. 

Roadside assistance

Many car manufacturers and traditional companies like AAA all have Apps that are great for those traveling to Ocean Isle Beach by car. Cars can break down at the worst time. With a subscription to a roadside assistance service, you will have access to towing, gas, lockout services and even rental cars (depending on the service). 

Play some tunes

There are a lot of great Apps that are awesome for listening to music. Whether you love Spotify, iTunes or any of the other streaming platforms there is so much great music at your fingertips that creating a great Ocean Isle Beach playlist should be a breeze. 

Get the local forecast

If you've never been to North Carolina, one thing you will learn is that our weather can change rapidly, This is really a function of our coastal climate and other factors, but keeping up with the local forecast has never been easier with apps like Weather Bug or local forecasts. Just set your location to Ocean Isle Beach and you'll be ready to get all the latest weather alerts. 

Keep up with the kids

We can admit it, as parents we always want to know where our kids are and what they are up to. It is ok, we do the same thing. Using Apps to track your kids isn't just snooping – it is a great way to let the kids have some freedoms all while staying safe. Use functions like "Locate Friends" on iPhones and other Apps to monitor your kids. 

Know the local tides

If you are a fisherman, surfer, boater or just like to comb the beach at low tide, knowing the local tides has never been easier. There are several great Apps that are simple to use and easily set up to target your local area. 

Never get lost

There are so many great Apps for directions! They are ridiculously helpful when looking for places to eat or finding your way around a new town. Download your favorite before heading out for vacation and never get lost again. 

Leave the camera at home

Forget your bulky old camera – those days are over. Even professionals are using smartphones to take incredible photographs. Smartphones have amazing filters, stabilization functions and all sorts of effects that make almost anyone a pro at taking photos. Looking to get the most from your phone? Type your phone model into YouTube and find loads of tutorials specific to your phone. 


One of the best uses of your phone is to hop on our website and book your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation. We have a great selection of vacation homes to choose from. Of course, you can even use your smartphone as an actual telephone and give us a call at 800-7272-9222 and speak with one of our reservationists today. 

Ten Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

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