A cell phone and mp3 player are a Smart Traveler's best friends. I load up on audio books so I don't have to weigh down my luggage with hard copies. I text "just landed" to whoever's waiting for me at the airport. I rely on the built-in GPS so I don't miss my turn... or the nearest Chick-fil-A.
Now here's one more reason to love your gadgets: Many cities and attractions now offer self-guided tours that you can dial or download. They're convenient, you can go at your own pace, and you never have to tip your tour guide. Now that's smart.
Here are some audio tours to check out:
Gainesville A free call becomes your passport to nature preserves, historic sites and more.
Jacksonville Slated to go live in September, this cell phone tour will give you the lowdown on 45 sites along a 72-mile stretch of highway A1A.