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 […]

Travel App of the Week: Salk’s Airport Transit Guide

Airport guide

Salk’s Airport Transit Guide recently got my attention when business travel writer Joe Brancatelli called it “an absolutely essential app that improves the quality of life on the road…the bible for travelers…[that] will save them dollars from day one, as it has for me.” For more than 30 years Airport Transit Guide has been the guide that […]

Travel App of the Week: iCarPark

iCarPark

How many times have you wandered around an airport parking lot (or a mall’s for that matter) looking for your car? For years I’ve been taking pictures of my parking spot with my cell phone, but if you don’t want to look like a freak—like I decided I didn’t—you can download iCarPark for $0.99. The […]

Travel App of the Week: FareScout

FareScout

One of the big dilemmas when you’re shopping for airfare is trying to figure out if the fare is going to go up or down. Well, there’s a new free app (currently only on iOS) on the market called FareScout which promises to take this kind of guesswork out of the flight-booking process. It searches millions of […]