Travel App of the Week: Moovit

Moovit

Thanks to a listener who tunes in to hear me on Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy Show for turning me onto this fantastic app! The shortest way to explain Moovit is to say that it’s like Waze for public transport. The slightly longer version? Using real-time updates from users, it helps you “find the quickest, most convenient routes in real […]

Travel App of the Week: Vivino

Vivino

Do you love wine—especially when you travel? Then check out Vivino, which is billed as “the number #1 wine app” in the world with over five million downloads. The app came out of Copenhagen in 2010, and now offers users a way to track, discover and share their wine experiences. The most useful function: You […]

Travel App of the Week: GrubHub

GrubHub

When you travel, wouldn’t you like to be able to immediately know which places offer takeout and deliver—and when? If yes, then download GrubHub on Android or iOS or log on to GrubHub.com to find approximately 30,000 takeout restaurants and menus in more than 700 U.S. cities and London—all of which you can order from without ever picking […]

Travel App of the Week: OpenTable (with pay function)

OpenTable

Don’t you hate it when you’re in a hurry and you have to flag down a waiter to pay your dining bill? I know I do. But that inconvenience might soon be a thing of the past, as the popular phone-reservation app OpenTable has just rolled out a program for 50 restaurants in New York […]

Travel App of the Week: Anti Mosquito – Sonic Repeller

Anti Mosquito

Most travelers know that there’s an app for practically everything these days—and even they’ll be excited to learn about this free anti-mosquito app! When I travel—especially to countries where malaria is prevalent—I’m a complete nut trying to prevent mosquito bites since I don’t like to take the anti-malaria pills. Usually I lather up in bug […]

Travel App of the Week: MyRadar

MyRadar

If you’re not already aware, I co-host a weekly travel Twitter chat called the #TravelSkills chat. Every Friday at 12 pm ET (9 am PT), Chris McGinnis and I field questions on a variety of topics, with input from some of the travel industry’s foremost experts and people from all over the world. Last week, InsureMyTrip.com […]

Travel App of the Week: Flight Tonight

Flight Tonight

We all know you can get last-minute hotel rooms at HotelTonight, but did you know there’s now an app for last-minute flights? Yep, there is…sort of. The bad news is airlines don’t discount airfares at the last-minute like hotels do. The good news is that if you have to get away at the very last-minute, […]

Travel App of the Week: Adobe Photoshop Express

Photoshop

Photoshop Express Last week I wrote about the Pro HDR camera app that I learned about from one of my friends who’s an award-winning photographer. The other photo app he told me to download was Photoshop Express, which is free on both iOS and Android. Photoshop Express makes photo editing fast and easy. You can quickly […]