Let’s be honest — at this point, your smart phone is basically an extension of your hand. It’s so nifty! From photos to emails and texts to social media, it’s basically impossible not to need your phone at some point throughout the day.
But is your phone a vacation ruin-er or your BFF?
Let’s take a look at both sides.
While it’s awesome that you can capture every moment of your trip with one single device — do you need to? It’s great that you can easily snap a few photos to share with friends and family, but are you spending too much time looking through your lens and not enough time actually enjoying the vacation?
The biggest con of a smart phone is that it’s a slippery slope when it comes to photos and sharing on social media. There’s a fine line between easily captured and shared photos, and obsessing over the perfect photo or filter and forgetting to live in the moment.
Whether you like it or not, My Disney Experience is here to stay. And having the app on your smart phone makes it incredibly easy to update FastPass+, make dining reservations, and download your PhotoPass photos.
Also, while I don’t suggest going overboard with photos and videos, it’s awesome to be able to take as many as pictures as you’d like, and instantly be able to see if everyone has their eyes open and looking at the camera. No more surprises like the “old” days!
Plus smart phones are great for a whole host of other apps that can help out on vacation — you can check the weather, call a ride share vehicle, or easily text family updates throughout the day if you split up.
So the results? It’s both.
Smart phones are an awesome vacation BFF — they provide a lot of apps that can truly make your day easier, or help capture a special moment.
But don’t let it become a vacation ruiner — put the phones down and make sure you live in the moment. Sometimes the best camera is the one in your head!
What do you think — are Smart Phones a vacation friend or foe? Let us know in the comments!
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