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Top apps to help with summer road trips

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 22nd, 2016

Benjamin Franklin once famously said that the only certainties in life were death and taxes. During the summer, you can add another thing to that list: lots of people are going to be hitting the road for their vacations.

It wasn't too long ago that travel during the summer months meant breaking out the road atlas and being able to read road signs. Now, of course, all the help you used to need for navigation, lodging, and anything else you might need on a road trip is as close as your phone or tablet.

Fripito Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VISUAL TOUR
Fripito is an appealing visual tour guide, but it comes at a price.
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Insight Guides Phrasebook Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 11th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USEFUL AT A PRICE
Insight Guides Phrasebooks is a useful phrasebook app, once you pay up.
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The Popular Insight Series of Travel Guides has a New Phrasebook on the App Store

Posted by Rob Rich on May 28th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USEFUL AT A PRICE :: Read Review »

Getting around in a country when you can't understand the primary language can be tough. Fortunately there are several options available to help wold travellers with the important stuff like giving directions to a cab driver or asking where the restroom is. Now we can add the Insight Guides Phrasebook app to that list.

TripAdvisor Apple Watch Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HELPFUL
TripAdvisor is another handy tool for discovering new places.
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Citymapper Apple Watch Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL NAVIGATION
Citymapper makes it easy for you to explore cities.
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Yelp Apple Watch Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on May 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ESSENTIAL
Yelp is an essential for any Apple Watch owner.
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Let Your Apple Watch Be Your Translator with Heart to Heart

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 5th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Heart to Heart, by nomtasticapps,is a new Apple watch app that translates your speech to others using abluetooth connection. It's like having a babelfish strapped to your wrist.

Send Your friends on a Treasure Hunt with Shotnote

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 5th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

There's a new way to leave notes for your friends and loved ones called Shotnote. You can use it to take aphoto or video and tag it to a specific location.

Find Your Vacation Home With Dwellable

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 4th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Dwellable is a new travel app that helps you to find rental homes for your vacation, allowing you to swipe your way through listings from over 15,000 destinations worldwide.

NLife USA Premium Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONVENIENT NAVIGATION
NLife USA Premium is a GPS navigational app for the US that provides offline navigation. It's useful, to say the least.
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Create Your Perfect Vacation Day With Make My Day

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 28th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The Make My Day app, by Lonely Planet, gives you access to a new series of mobile guidebooks that focus on some of the worlds most famous cities.

Field Trip Can Take You on a Guided Tour, Wherever You Are

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 20th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Field Trip, by Google’s Niantic Labs, is an exploration app that gives you details about the awesome places you can discover wherever you find yourself. The app can show you local history, delicious restraunts, the best places to shop, and places to just have fun. Field Trip curates information from over 200 publishers such as Thrillist, Zagat, Spotted by Locals, Arcadia History Press, and Cool Hunting.

You can start your adventure today by downloading Field Trip for free.

The Apple Watch Could Revolutionize the Way We Travel

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 19th, 2015

It’s not here yet but there’s that developing sneaky feeling that the Apple Watch, despite its price tag and low battery life, might yet change quite a lot about how we conduct our lives. While I don’t think it’s going to be an overnight transformation, I can see it being a slow but steady process. One such area where the Apple Watch could make all the difference is when it comes to convenience while traveling. Here are a few ways in which it could simplify our traveling life.

Put Your thumb Away and Stop Hitchhiking, Hitch-A-Ride Now Live on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 8th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Hitch-A-Ride is a social media app that lets you connect with other people going your way. You can either use your own contacts or expend your horizons and accept rides from new friends as you carpool to your desired drop off.

Hitch-A-Ride requires you to sign-in to your Facebook account so there's less worry about getting in the car with a stranger (always say no if they offer you candy). If you decide to be a driver you can even make a few extra bucks picking up Hitch-A-Ride customers. The app saves you time and money by letting you carpool instead of having to catch costly cabs or call car services.

You can Hitch-A-Ride for free on the App Store now.