Travel App of the Week: SAS Survival Guide

SAS Survival

Here’s a handy app to help survive any situation, anywhere in the world. Written by former SAS (Special Air Service) soldier and instructor John “Lofty” Wiseman, the SAS Survival Guide brings you the elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force. These survival skills can help you anywhere in the world—from the peaks of Kilimanjaro […]

Travel App of the Week: Duolingo

Duolingo

My friend Jen Leo turned me on to this site when she wrote about it in the Los Angeles Times last week. Duolingo offers free language learning via classes/games/exercises, and already, more than 20 million subscribers are onboard. They have courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and instruction includes a combination of reading, verbal, audio […]

Travel App of the Week: Just Landed

Just Landed

If you’re getting picked up from the airport, or picking friends and family up from the airport, Just Landed is the perfect app for you. The app monitors up-to-date flight and traffic conditions and will notify you (or whoever’s doing the picking up) when it’s time to leave for the airport. It will also get […]

Travel App of the Week: Pocket

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: 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 App of the Week: QuizUp

QuizUp

Have some free time at the airport? On a train or bus? QuizUp is an incredibly addicting (and free) interactive trivia app that’s currently being downloaded more than 130,000 times a day. Since its launch on November 7, it has taken hold of pretty much everyone who’s played it (as this BuzzFeed piece explains). QuizUp lets […]

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 […]