Travel App of the Week: Swarm

Swarm

Do you use Foursquare when you travel? If so—and maybe even if not—you’re probably aware that the location-based check-in app just split in two. Well, if you want to continue to check in and find nearby friends, you should download Swarm (as regular Foursquare will now be a competitor to Yelp). As this Business Insider article explains, Swarm is […]

Travel App of the Week: Rise&Smile by Dignity Health

Rise

Would you rather wake up to a blaring alarm clock or to the sound of a human voice with a fun or beautiful, looping 6- to 10-second video? I’d much rather go with the latter, too. Thanks to the brilliant Rise&Smile app by Dignity Health, to promote their Hello Human Kindness awareness campaign, there’s now […]

Travel App of the Week: WordLens

WordLens

WordLens is a brilliant app that translates printed words from one language to another using only your smartphone’s video camera, in real time. And you don’t need to be connected to a network! That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s not cheap as it costs $4.99 for an entire language. Right now you […]

Travel App of the Week: PhotoGrid

PhotoGrid

If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter then you know I sometimes create collages with my photos. What you might not know is to do that, I use a free app called PhotoGrid. It’s so easy to use—and it’s free! The app has over 51 million users alone on Android and over 60 […]

Travel App of the Week: HotelTonight

HotelTonight

I’m embarrassed that I’ve never featured HotelTonight as a “Travel App of the Week.” I thought I had, but I recently realized that I’d only made it Travel Website of the Week back in 2011 when they launched—which was before I had a Travel App of the week column. The timing actually ends up working out well […]

Travel App of the Week: Cloak — Incognito Mode for Real Life

Cloak

Social media is an amazing tool for travelers who want instant information, help or to connect with friends/family—but for some, it’s just too much. Luckily, there’s now a free iPhone app to help you go incognito in real life. Cloak allows you to pull in location check-ins from your contacts on Instagram and Foursquare (Facebook […]

Travel App of the Week: SignEasy

SignEasy

Don’t you hate it when you’re on the road and you get an email that requires you to print, sign and scan a document—and they need it ASAP? It’s not only going to ruin part of your day to track it all down; it’s going to cost you a good penny, too. Well, SignEasy can help. […]

Travel App of the Week: Independent We Stand App

Independent We Stand

A free new app has been launched for iPhone and Android phones to help people “buy local” anywhere in the U.S. The Independent We Stand app asks, Why eat at a chain restaurant when you’re at home or traveling? Get a little local flavor by dining at an independently owned restaurant, or shopping a local […]