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 […]

Travel App of the Week: FlyCleaners

FlyCleaners

I love this new concept and can’t wait to try it when they expand to my area. For now, here’s what residents or visitors to parts of New York City can get with FlyCleaners: their laundry done for cheap and quick. FlyCleaners is the Uber of laundry. Just download their app (iOS or Android), set […]