Travel App of the Week: TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Created by Allianz Global Assistance, TravelSmart is a handy app for international travelers that lists emergency numbers such as those of the police, fire department and ambulance by destination (911 is not universal). I also love that it has a drug dictionary with international translations in multiple languages. Did you know the international name for […]

Travel App of the Week: PulsePoint

PulsePoint

This week’s app—PulsePoint—comes recommended by my cousin Art, a firefighter/paramedic for L.A. City Fire Department in South Central Los Angeles. Here’s Art: PulsePoint is a mobile app that attempts to limit the time between a sudden cardiac event and life-saving intervention. These few precious minutes can literally mean the difference between life and death—and as […]

Travel App of the Week: Help Call

Help Call

Help Call is designed to help you in times of emergency no matter where you are in the world—with 126 countries as well as five languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Polish) supported. There are just four easy-to-read buttons to press. One—”Police”—is for the police to call the nearest police station in the country you’re currently […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Emergency Exits

Exit

Emergency Exits Always know where the emergency exits are on your hotel floor in case of a fire or other emergency. And keep your clothes and valuables handy—or just know where they are—just in case you need to get up quickly in the middle of the night. Also keep in mind that most fire department […]

Travel App of the Week: !Emergency!

Emergency iPhone App

A lot of travelers don’t know that the emergency telephone number 911 is not universal. This app will tell you what those emergency numbers are in your destination, so you can always be prepared.

Product of the Week: Dynamo Illuminator Wind-up LED Flashlight

Dynamo Illuminator Wind-up LED Flashlight

I bet a lot of people in the Northeast last night wish they had one of these eco-friendly no batteries to replace flashlights. All you do is wind it for 60 seconds and it will give you one hour of light! $9.50 on Amazon.com.