Travel App of the Week: MapMyWalk

MapMyWalk

Want to know how much you walk while on vacation (or at home)? MapMyWalk is a free fitness-tracking app that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. When you work out, it records the details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route […]

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 Product of the Week: SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger

SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger

If you’re a frequent camper, or spend time in exotic destinations with limited infrastructure, you’ll love the SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger, which offers a unique all-in-one package for the modern traveler. It works as a reading lamp, a ceiling lamp, a flashlight, and as a mobile phone charger. It has a rechargeable LiFePO battery that […]

Travel App of the Week: Next Issue

Next Issue

Here’s a convenient tool to have in your back pocket while traveling this summer. Next Issue is the Netflix of magazines, offering over 130 different magazines in one app for iOS, Android and Windows 8, all available on demand (with phone connection). If you buy two or three magazines a month, then it’s well worth the cost—especially since you get […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Protect Your Smartphone

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Protect Your Smartphone Did you know that smartphones are the number one target for thieves? According to consumertraveler.com, in New York City in 2013, “Apple iPhones, and other iDevices, (mostly iPhones by far) made up more than 18 percent of all grand larcenies in the Big Apple, which is more than 8,000 devices, according to the NYPD. […]

Travel App of the Week: PhotoGrid

PhotoGrid

If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter then you know I sometimes create collages with my photos. What you might not know is to do that, I use a free app called PhotoGrid. It’s so easy to use—and it’s free! The app has over 51 million users alone on Android and over 60 […]

Travel App of the Week: AroundMe

AroundMe

Hungry and looking for inspiration? Meeting friends at a bar close by? Or just need to find the closest ATM? AroundMe allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, hospitals, gas stations, movie theaters (and schedules), and more to you. It tells you how far away each business is, and gives you a map showing […]

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 […]