Travel App of the Week: Heirloom

Heirloom

I bet you have a ton of old vacation photos in albums collecting dust. You probably don’t have the time to take each photo out, scan it, crop it, and then save it so you can share it with friends and family, do you? If yes, then you should check out Heirloom, a free app […]

Travel Product of the Week: TP-LINK TL-PB10400 Dual-Port Ultra External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank

Charger

Here’s a product you’ll want to get your favorite traveler for the holidays. This portable USB charger power bank—the TP-LINK TL-PB10400 Dual-Port Ultra External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank—has dual USB ports for charging two devices at the same time. It’s compatible with most 5V input USB-charged devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. It has […]

Travel App of the Week: HONK

Honk

I’m a huge fan of AAA and been a member for over a decade. It’s a huge help when you’re in a bind on the road. However, I know some of my friends—especially the younger ones—aren’t really into paying a yearly membership fee (I only pay $48 a year). If you fall in that category, […]

Travel App of the Week: SitOrSquat

SitOrSquat

One of the biggest challenges for travelers (especially women) is finding clean public restrooms. Charmin’s SitOrSquat (website requires Facebook connection approval; apps below don’t) puts public restrooms on the map so the next time you’ve “got to go, on the go,” you’ll know exactly where to go. You can also add and share your experiences and […]

Travel App of the Week: Travel Safe

Travel Safe

Travel Safe is an app that helps you make emergency calls and texts anywhere in the world, lightning fast. It uses a location-sensitive emergency service database that connects you to the help you need, right when you need it. Travel Safe only takes a few minutes to set up with your permanent safety information, and from there, it […]

Travel Product of the Week: TravelCard

TravelCard

Pretty much every traveler I know (especially iPhone users) finds keeping their phone charged a real and constant challenge on the road. The TravelCard is a portable smartphone charger that fits in your wallet and gives you an additional five hours of talk time—so while it may not solve the problem entirely, it could be a […]

Travel App of the Week: B4 You Board

B4 You Board

Airport food is getting better and better, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to grab a bite to eat before a flight. Still, you don’t want to risk the airline not having any food onboard, left over (by the time they get to you) or it being inedible—so what do you do? For those […]

Travel App of the Week: Salk’s Airport Transit Guide

Airport guide

Salk’s Airport Transit Guide recently got my attention when business travel writer Joe Brancatelli called it “an absolutely essential app that improves the quality of life on the road…the bible for travelers…[that] will save them dollars from day one, as it has for me.” For more than 30 years Airport Transit Guide has been the guide that […]