Travel App of the Week: Periscope


Periscope is my new favorite app! It’s Twitter’s response to Meerkat, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. Both apps allow users to live-stream, and although, I don’t agree with Twitter’s tactics in blocking Meerkat, I don’t know if I can really blame them. All I know is that when I now use Meerkat, I get […]

Travel App of the Week: MapMyWalk


Want to know how much you walk while on vacation (or at home)? MapMyWalk is a free fitness-tracking app that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. When you work out, it records the details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route […]

Travel Video of the Week: Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow


I bet a lot of my friends back east feel like doing this with all of the snow they received this winter—and are still getting (it snowed in Boston on Friday!). In this amazing Discovery video, a North American red fox “pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow and using his sensitive hearing and the […]

Travel App of the Week: Postagram


Up until a few years ago, one thing was certain when I traveled: I’d always send a postcard to my family members. These days sending postcards the old fashion way is nothing but a hassle. First, you have to find a store or stand that sells them (which isn’t always easy anymore). Even more difficult is […]

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


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


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 […]