Travel App of the Week: Gas Guru

Gas Guru

I don’t know about you but it drives me crazy when I fill up my car with gas and then a mile or two down the road I find a gas station with significantly cheaper gas (not just by a couple of pennies, either). Gas Guru is free for Android and iOS that shows gas […]

Travel App of the Week: Meerkat

Meerkat

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download Meerkat (if you haven’t already). I just returned from SXSW in Austin and this was the app everyone was talking about (here’s TechCrunch’s write-up)—especially since Twitter tried to pull the plug on it. Meerkat allows anyone with an iOS device (there’s also an unofficial Android […]

Travel App of the Week: Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport

One of the best things to come to international travel in a while is Global Entry, which has kept me out of many long customs lines returning home. It’s well worth the $100 cost (good for five years). Well now, US citizens with a valid US passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and […]

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: Silvercar

Rented from 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

FODWeather

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: 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), […]