Travel App of the Week: 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: Rail Planner App from Eurail and InterRail

Rail Planner App

Recently I attended a European travel conference and the coolest app I walked away with was the Eurail/InterRail Rail Planner App. Any traveler heading to Europe and planning on using their trains should download it to their smartphone. It’s for both iPhone and Android, and it enables you to plan your European trip by train […]

Travel App of the Week: Ski & Snow Report

Ski & Snow Report

It’s almost December, which means it’s officially ski season in the northern hemisphere! And before you hit the mountain, check out Ski & Snow Report, a free app for iPhone (download link for iPhone here) and Android (download link for Android here) that lists the ski and snowboard conditions at more than 2,000 ski resorts […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get More Battery Life

Phone battery

Get More Battery Life Don’t you hate it when your gadgets die on you when you’re traveling and you don’t have access to a charger? To get more life out of your phone or laptop battery, dim your screen to a level that is less bright but still readable. I can sometimes get an extra […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Cell Phones at the Table


Cell Phones at the Table As a general rule, don’t leave your cell phone on the table. It’s rude, someone could snatch it (when dining al fresco) and a waiter or your dining companions might accidentally spill a drink on it. The best thing to do is just put it away.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Want more […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lock Your Phone, Pay Less

JJ phone

Lock Your Phone, Pay Less When I returned from a trip to the Maldives a few years back, I was shocked to find that I had $35 in 4-1-1 charges. I never call information (and certainly not from my mobile phone) and though I contested the charge with T-Mobile, they wouldn’t remove it. The only […]

Travel App of the Week: Conrad Concierge

Conrad Concierge

The latest version of the Conrad Hotels app—Conrad Concierge—is a pretty cool tool for anyone staying at a Conrad Hotel. It essentially works as a personal, at-your-fingertips concierge, helping you customize your experience in a way previously not possible. Among the featured possibilities listed on the website: After a morning run, breakfast arrives in your […]

Travel App of the Week: My Data Manager

My Data Manager

This is a brilliant free app for anyone who worries about going over their data plan when traveling internationally. Mobidia’s My Data Manager helps you track your mobile data usage on iPhone, iPad and Android on a per application basis so you know exactly what applications and services are consuming your data. You can configure notifications to alert you […]