Travel App of the Week: My TSA

My TSA

The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has come out with a free app that’s available on Android and iPhone. The app’s features include “Can I Bring_____?”—which lets users can type in an item they plan to bring on a trip to find out if it is permitted or prohibited, and whether they should pack it in carry-on […]

Travel App of the Week: SAS Survival Guide

SAS Survival

Here’s a handy app to help survive any situation, anywhere in the world. Written by former SAS (Special Air Service) soldier and instructor John “Lofty” Wiseman, the SAS Survival Guide brings you the elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force. These survival skills can help you anywhere in the world—from the peaks of Kilimanjaro […]

Travel App of the Week: Duolingo

Duolingo

My friend Jen Leo turned me on to this site when she wrote about it in the Los Angeles Times last week. Duolingo offers free language learning via classes/games/exercises, and already, more than 20 million subscribers are onboard. They have courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and instruction includes a combination of reading, verbal, audio […]

Travel App of the Week: Just Landed

Just Landed

If you’re getting picked up from the airport, or picking friends and family up from the airport, Just Landed is the perfect app for you. The app monitors up-to-date flight and traffic conditions and will notify you (or whoever’s doing the picking up) when it’s time to leave for the airport. It will also get […]

Travel App of the Week: Pocket

Pocket

This week’s app is great on the desktop as well—but pairing the two together makes Pocket even better. Pocket was created to help people save interesting articles, videos and images from the web for later enjoyment on a clean, minimalist interface. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device—phone, tablet […]

Travel App of the Week: Dark Sky

Dark Sky

Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app that uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow—down to the minute—at your exact location! It also presents it to you alongside beautiful radar visualizations. Dark Sky is available for $3.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Travel App of the Week: Help Call

Help Call

Help Call is designed to help you in times of emergency no matter where you are in the world—with 126 countries as well as five languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Polish) supported. There are just four easy-to-read buttons to press. One—”Police”—is for the police to call the nearest police station in the country you’re currently […]

Travel App of the Week: iExit

iExit

iExit is a handy app that will make your road trips that much easier, as it enables you to simply push a button to see what’s coming up at the next 10 major exits. Hopefully, your copilot will be using it—and not you while you’re driving—as you can view gas stations, restaurants and stores on a […]