6 Great Hotel And Bed And Breakfast Apps

If you use your iPhone or android for just about everything, welcome to the club. It is estimated that about 60% of all cellphone users have an iPhone or android. Furthermore, about 80% of these people use their handheld device for shopping. That means they use these miniature computers for everything from choosing a lunch spot for the day to planning a holiday. Large and small businesses are discovering the value of having easily converted websites, and have joined the app community for the convenience of their customers. With that in mind here are some of the best hotel and bed and breakfast apps out there, today.

UK B&B Map

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This app receives 4 stars of 5, and is well reviewed by most visitors. It lists over 16,000 bed and breakfast establishments throughout the UK, making it one of the most comprehensive on the market. With this app, you can link to the B&Bs website, read reviews from other travelers, and get contact information for telephone and email. You’ll also get a pin on the map showing how to find the lodgine, and get directions to the location, as well.

AA Bed & Breakfast Guide

The AA provides a comprehensive app that will guide you through thousands of Beds and Breakfasts in the UK. These places have all been inspected, and range from cozy farms and cottages to country inns and posh urban digs. The information you get with app will include the website link, telephone number, pricing, and pictures and descriptions of the facilities. The app will also display a map of the area, and allow you to explore the surrounding area.

Time Out

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This a guide through London, and is based on the magazine by the same name. You can get listings of hotels, inns, and B&Bs broken down by areas, and find hints and tips for dining and entertainment, as well . This app also includes maps and reviews, along with pictures.

Lonely Planet

Another great guide to get you through cities, the Lonely Planet covers London, along with 125 other cities. The guides help you to navigate the streets, find hotels or other lodging, and find affordable restaurants. You can also find out what kind of shopping is in the area. The app also has phrase books for each city, and you get 5 e-books with the app.

Kayak

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Kayak is still one of the best search apps for someone planning a holiday. You can not only search out hotels and bed & breakfasts, you can book flights and hire a car through Kayak.

AA Hotel Guide

As with the Bed & Breakfast Guide, the Hotel Guide provides you with comprehensive listings of hotels in the UK, complete with reviews, website links, booking links, and directions. Each of the facilities mentioned have been inspected by the AA, and earn their stars through quality service, clean facilities, and up to date amenities.

Developing Your Yoga Skills

Bit of a less techy post today, I want to introduce you to something which has enlightened me, today we’ll be talking about Yoga.

Yoga – that 1970’s weirdo/spiritual-type meditation stuff – is actually one of the best forms of exercise you can find! That’s right, it is low-impact but strenuous, and literally anyone can participate. Whether you are a long-distance runner, body builder, or pudgy, middle-aged housewife (like me), yoga can improve your body, your health, and your life.

Not a Cliché

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When a friend of mine nagged me into coming to a yoga health farm with her, I expected incense and chanting. I did not, however, expect to sweat. I did not expect to be sore the next day. To my great surprise, yoga was EXERCISE! Ok, sure, there was some chanting involved, but for me, it just helped to disguise the moaning and grunting that were squeezed out of me.
Yoga found muscles in me that I didn’t know I had. And made them sore. But, you know what? I went back.

Growing in Skills

Years later, I still do yoga, and continually find new ways in which to grow and mature. Now, please notice that I said “mature” and not “age”, because it seems like aging has taken a hiatus. Sure, a decade and a half has taken somewhat of a toll on me, but yoga has adapted. I have been able to avoid many of the ills of others my age simply because I am stronger physically and emotionally. I have better balance, fewer illnesses, and have acquired the “yoga calm” I need to face a changing world.

Ever Evolving

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When I first started yoga, lo these many years ago, I considered certain poses to be the results of showing off. Who would want to do that to their bodies?
Granted, I have not achieved some of the more advanced exercises, and probably never will. But, I have learned that by ever striving for the next level of exertion, my body responds by getting stronger and more stable. The concentration involved has kept my mind sharp and my emotions controllable.

The science of yoga itself is evolving, with the ancient forms being studied and brought to 21st century practitioners. Far from being a “superstition”, it is a series of developed studies that help the participant get in shape and gain more self-awareness.
There are actually over 14 kinds of ancient yoga, because many different religions practiced it. Some versions are more spiritual, while others are more physical. All, however, require the practitioner to turn senses and concentration within, to become aware of the subtle nuances of muscle activity, even down to blood flow. The calming effect of concentration on something other than outside factors has made yoga an indispensable part of the lives of millions.

Grow With You

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There is always room for improvement. For some, running a marathon is a legitimate goal. Others, when they reach their goal in yoga, find there is more beyond. That’s one of the reasons yoga is such a valuable tool in keeping your mind and body healthy. You are never really finished with yoga.

Welcome!

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My name is Ian Zader, and welcome to 4 Smart Mobile. Is a new addition to a network of blogs that I own including rentasmart and zader.co.uk. 

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Ian