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

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.

Travel App of the Week: PulsePoint

PulsePoint

This week’s app—PulsePoint—comes recommended by my cousin Art, a firefighter/paramedic for L.A. City Fire Department in South Central Los Angeles. Here’s Art: PulsePoint is a mobile app that attempts to limit the time between a sudden cardiac event and life-saving intervention. These few precious minutes can literally mean the difference between life and death—and as […]

Travel App of the Week: iWrecked

iWrecked

God forbid you ever get in an accident while traveling (or at home), but if you do, the free app iWrecked can help you be better prepared. iWrecked directs users to the info they need after a traffic accident, anywhere. It helps you create a detailed accident log, get vehicle numbers and insurance information from the other driver(s), […]

Travel App of the Week: BestParking

BestParking

BestParking app steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 105 cities and 115 airports throughout North America. In addition to calculated total fees, the app tells you hours of operation, telephone numbers, whether it’s indoor/outdoor, whether they take cash or credit, whether it’s self-park or valet, and more. BestParking has 850,000 monthly […]