SIP & SAVOR: When you go someplace, do you have the tendency to load up on the free local guides found stacked up near various front desks and attraction entrances? And then do you find yourself so busy, sightseeing and enjoying said place, that you don't have a chance to even crack those guides until you return home, when you are now hundreds of miles from the places in the magazine? Yeah.
WE DO THAT: But we're sure we're not alone. There are solutions though. For instance, the new Sip & Savor app from the Santa Barbara Convention & Visitors Bureau. It puts a lot of the stuff you'd see in a guide -- restaurant ideas and hotel suggestions and tips and events -- inside your handheld device. No piling of publications in the trunk. Just quick looking and quick going and enjoying. Oh, it is a free app, too. Free free free.
BUT WHO ARE WE KIDDING? We'll still grab all those free guides, and we still will probably pore over them upon our return home. Dreaming of next time. By the by, this free app is available for both Android and iPhone. Sweet, SB. Very.