Travel App of the Week: B4 You Board

B4 You Board

Airport food is getting better and better, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to grab a bite to eat before a flight. Still, you don’t want to risk the airline not having any food onboard, left over (by the time they get to you) or it being inedible—so what do you do? For those […]

Travel App of the Week: Salk’s Airport Transit Guide

Airport guide

Salk’s Airport Transit Guide recently got my attention when business travel writer Joe Brancatelli called it “an absolutely essential app that improves the quality of life on the road…the bible for travelers…[that] will save them dollars from day one, as it has for me.” For more than 30 years Airport Transit Guide has been the guide that […]

Travel App of the Week: iCarPark

iCarPark

How many times have you wandered around an airport parking lot (or a mall’s for that matter) looking for your car? For years I’ve been taking pictures of my parking spot with my cell phone, but if you don’t want to look like a freak—like I decided I didn’t—you can download iCarPark for $0.99. The […]

Travel App of the Week: FareScout

FareScout

One of the big dilemmas when you’re shopping for airfare is trying to figure out if the fare is going to go up or down. Well, there’s a new free app (currently only on iOS) on the market called FareScout which promises to take this kind of guesswork out of the flight-booking process. It searches millions of […]

Travel App of the Week: MiFlight

MiFlight

How long is the security checkpoint line at the airport? Every traveler wants and needs to know. MiFlight tells you. How? Social sharing. MiFlight is free and only available on iOS. For now, it has 50+ of the world’s busiest airports including terminal maps but they plan to add more. With their Kickstarter campaign (just launched), […]

Travel App of the Week: Spinlister

Spinlister

You have to love the sharing economy, since it brings down travel costs and helps the environment. And you probably know there are sites to rent homes (Airbnb), watch your dog (DogVacay), wash your laundry (FlyCleaners), rent a boat (Boatbound), park at the airport (FlightCar) and find cheaper transportation (Uber, with a $30 off code for […]

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 […]