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 App of the Week: Seene

Seene

It’s amazing what phones can do these days. Seene, a free app for iPhone that was voted one of the Best Apps of 2013 by TechCrunch, lets you capture 3-D images, movies and gifs using only your phone’s camera. All you have to do is point your phone’s camera at what you want to shoot with the […]

Travel App of the Week: Pager

Pager

There’ve been many times in my travels that I could’ve used Pager, a new, free app (to download) that brings the doctor to you. Heck, I’ve could’ve used a doctor that does house calls this week and I’m not even traveling. Right now the service is only available in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), but the […]

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 […]

Travel App of the Week: Grocery Delivery Apps

Groceries

This week we’re featuring not one but four different apps that provide a similar service. Grocery delivery apps Blue Apron, Fresh Direct, Instacart, and Plated can help you with your weekly grocery shopping at home, but I’m highlighting them here for the potential benefits yielded to travelers renting a house in the US. Maybe pressed for time, or maybe […]

Travel App of the Week: B4 You Board

B4 You Board

Airport food is getting better and better, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to grab a bite to eat before a flight. Still, you don’t want to risk the airline not having any food onboard, left over (by the time they get to you) or it being inedible—so what do you do? For those […]