When planning a trip, you will get email confirmations of your airline itinerary, your hotel confirmation, any special services or tour that you plan. If you are anything like I use to be, this information is all over the place. I didn’t even make a folder for all this travel stuff – I just thought that I knew it all. One site that I would recommend that compile it all is TripIt. Every time you get an email, they will capture the information in it and keep it. You’ll get reminders from them that you have a trip planned and when you should check in online. I find it a great resource for scatter brains like me.
Keeping track of all your points can be a hassle for some. AwardWallet will keep track of most of them for you. This past year, Delta and United Airlines as well as a few others do not allow AwardWallet to get the information for you so you’ll still have to keep track of a few.
Do you have lots of subscription emails coming in your email inbox every day? I know that I do (sale at a particular store, a new LL Bean online catalogue, etc). I generally delete them or ask to unsubscribe since they are taking up space in my inbox. Now you can still get them all in one email. Sign up at unroll and you will get one email each day. This has cleaned up my email inbox.
The last one isn’t directly travel related but without it, you couldn’t travel or get points. I’m talking about the site mint. Mint automatically puts all your money and spending habits in one place. Once you sing up it will pull information from your bank, your mortgage company, your investments and other accounts that you may have. This site is secure. Once you see in front of you in graph form what categories your money is going in, you may want to make some changes.
If you know of any other sites that you use and think is useful to others, please leave a comment.