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 Tip of the Day: How to Charge Your iPhone Faster

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How to Charge Your iPhone Faster Yesterday I wrote about how I just got a new iPhone and that I love the fact that it has every app imaginable. What I don’t like about the iPhone is that its battery drains much more quickly than the batteries of my old Android, Windows and Blackberry phones. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Find iPhone

FindiPhone

Find iPhone I just got my first iPhone last week (full disclosure: Apple sent it to me for a 3-month trial). So far, I love all the apps, but one that really blows me away is the Find iPhone app, which will show you exactly where your iPhone(s) and iPad(s) are. Find iPhone, when engaged, […]

Travel App of the Week: Silvercar

Silvercar

If you’re planning on renting a car from any of these airports—Austin (AUS), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) or San Francisco (SFO)—then I recommend you try out Silvercar. I haven’t used them yet myself, but I’ve heard ridiculously good things about them from friends. The […]

Travel App of the Week: Flipagram

Flipagram

I’ve known about Flipagram for a while, but I’d never used it until this past weekend when I wanted to make a fun collage of the photos I took last week in Bloomington, Minnesota visiting the Mall of America. It takes less than a minute to sign up, and what’s really cool about Flipagram is […]

Travel App of the Week: Funny or Die Weather

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I’m a weather junkie, and I don’t go anywhere without checking the weather. There are countless weather services out now, but this free iPhone app from Funny or Die will give you a good laugh along with an accurate forecast, all on top of a clean, good-looking interface.

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: iWrecked

iWrecked

God forbid you ever get in an accident while traveling (or at home), but if you do, the free app iWrecked can help you be better prepared. iWrecked directs users to the info they need after a traffic accident, anywhere. It helps you create a detailed accident log, get vehicle numbers and insurance information from the other driver(s), […]