09/13/2013 06:07 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2013

7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. To learn more about how the move toward a mobile-focused world has affected our travel habits and behaviors, we at Triposo did some research into how the users of our travel app plan ahead and find fun things to do on the fly.

We discovered that today's smartphone-savvy mobile traveler is much more spontaneous than the guidebook-reliant travelers of yore -- and that the smartphone has been the number-one factor empowering them to explore.

Check out these seven fast facts about today's mobile traveler so you can steal their tricks:

7 Fast Facts About Today's Mobile Traveler

As you can see, today's hyper-mobile travelers love to hop on a plane and just go. They epitomize spontaneity. They feel freed up by the store of information at their fingertips; they know they can head out and have authentic experiences without spending so much time planning their trips ahead of time.

Of course, it's important for them to have access to offline data, since roaming charges are often very high, and finding consistent Wi-Fi can be a challenge while traveling. But when they have the information they need at their fingertips -- where they expect it -- today's travelers are empowered to get out there and travel more fearlessly and spontaneously than ever before. And isn't that the whole point?