Travel App of the Week: Gas Guru

Gas Guru

I don’t know about you but it drives me crazy when I fill up my car with gas and then a mile or two down the road I find a gas station with significantly cheaper gas (not just by a couple of pennies, either). Gas Guru is free for Android and iOS that shows gas […]

Travel App of the Week: Meerkat

Meerkat

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download Meerkat (if you haven’t already). I just returned from SXSW in Austin and this was the app everyone was talking about (here’s TechCrunch’s write-up)—especially since Twitter tried to pull the plug on it. Meerkat allows anyone with an iOS device (there’s also an unofficial Android […]

Travel App of the Week: Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport

One of the best things to come to international travel in a while is Global Entry, which has kept me out of many long customs lines returning home. It’s well worth the $100 cost (good for five years). Well now, US citizens with a valid US passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and […]

Travel App of the Week: TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Created by Allianz Global Assistance, TravelSmart is a handy app for international travelers that lists emergency numbers such as those of the police, fire department and ambulance by destination (911 is not universal). I also love that it has a drug dictionary with international translations in multiple languages. Did you know the international name for […]

7 Great Travel Apps to Download Today

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I flew home from the South Beach Food and Wine Festival just in time to speak at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center—which was a whole lot of fun. One of the highlights was having dinner in a hole-in-the-wall Cambodian restaurant with many of the event’s other speakers, […]

Travel App of the Week: Silvercar

Rented from SilverCar

If you’re planning on renting a car from any of these airports—Austin (AUS), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) or San Francisco (SFO)—then I recommend you try out Silvercar. I haven’t used them yet myself, but I’ve heard ridiculously good things about them from friends. The […]

Travel App of the Week: Flipagram

Flipagram

I’ve known about Flipagram for a while, but I’d never used it until this past weekend when I wanted to make a fun collage of the photos I took last week in Bloomington, Minnesota visiting the Mall of America. It takes less than a minute to sign up, and what’s really cool about Flipagram is […]

Travel App of the Week: Funny or Die Weather

FODWeather

I’m a weather junkie, and I don’t go anywhere without checking the weather. There are countless weather services out now, but this free iPhone app from Funny or Die will give you a good laugh along with an accurate forecast, all on top of a clean, good-looking interface.