Travel App of the Week: FirePlace

FirePlace

So my wife and I were having dinner the other night at the Chart House in Waikiki and when we were walking out, I noticed the table next to us had a phone on the table with a fireplace app. I’ve seen the fireplace channel (and aquarium channel) before, which I think is kind of cool, […]

Travel App of the Week: EasyMeasure

EasyMeasure

How many times have you been on the road and needed a tape measure or ruler but didn’t have one handy? Maybe you’ve needed one to see if a piece of furniture you’re going to buy will fit in your house, or if the airline’s seat pitch is really what they say it is (I carry […]

Travel App of the Week: FastCustomer

FastCustomer

No one wants to be on hold—now, during the holidays, or ever. Well, FastCustomer has came up with a way to keep people from wasting all those hours on the phone with terrible hold music. The app—which is free for iPhone, Android, Kindle and Google Chrome—lets you select the company you’re trying to call from its directory, and it […]

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 […]