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Apps: Travel


(With my family through Europe)

The Idea

Taveling through Europe with familyWith the oldest of my four kids starting college in the fall, our chances to travel as a family were dwindling. Who knew if we would ever get a chance to go there together? So, if we went, we wanted to see it all! We drastically cut down the long list of desired destinations, and it still couldn’t be done in less than four weeks.



Get the most from your biking workout with these handy and useful apps.

I Love riding my bike, and I have been riding across cities on my same trusty Infinity recumbent for more than 25 years. But much has changed since the day I assembled that bike. What once required a truckload of communications and tracking equipment all those years ago, now fits comfortably in the palm of my hand. And what would have required a heavy backpack of maps, charts, repair manuals and videotapes, are now instantly accessible and stored on flash ram smaller than a postage stamp.


U.S. Traveller iPhone App Review


As the name describes, U.S. Traveler is made for travelers that call the United States their home and travel to countries outside their own. The application itself is overall very simple. In opening the app, on the “Countries” tab, you are presented with a list of countries & their correlating flags. I thought the added flags next to the country names were a nice touch, especially since most people can quickly find a country based on visual representation versus textual representation. I’ve traveled from the U.S. to numerous countries – Chile, Argentina, Germany & Italy to name a few. I cannot say that I was adequately prepared for the countries I visited, but this app for sure would have helped.

Adelie Software launches Magic Map, a magical, interactive guide for Disney theme parks.

Adelie Software launches Magic Map, a magical, interactive guide for Disney theme parks.

Carrboro, North Carolina - Adelie Software is proud to announce the launch of Magic Map for iPhone and iPad 3G. This innovative app uses the GPS and compass to point the way to rides, entertainment, dining and more at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Magic Map automatically locates the nearest points of interest and uses the compass to point the way to them. As you move around, it uses the compass to keep the arrows pointed the right direction. 

"Magic Map makes it easier than ever before to find your way around the parks," said Ian Meyer, Adelie Software founder. "You don't have to find a map and figure out where you are, just launch Magic Map and see which way to go."

The Best Gear: Car Accessories

Chargers, GPS kits and car mounts. The best for a smooth ride.

Car Chargers

Scosche reVIVE II

5 Stars

($24.99, scosche.com)

Scosche reVIVE IIScosche is known for its quality, and the reVIVE II USB charger is no exception. It will accommodate an iPad and one other device.


Best Travel Apps

Best of the Best

#1 FlightTrack

($4.99, app2.me/4092; Pro version: $9.99, app2.me/288)

FlightTrackTrack flights with beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info, delays, and gate numbers at a glance. Features full international coverage.

2. Google Earth

(Free, app2.me/2666)


Apptasmic's New App Helps Disney and Universal Visitors Skip Long Lines

Apptasmic's New App Helps Disney and Universal Visitors Skip Long Lines

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - Giving visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando an innovative new way to maximize their enjoyment of the parks, Apptasmic today announces the launch of its new iPhone app, Disney World Wait Times, Hours, Maps and Dining by Apptasmic.com, featuring live maps, up-to-date ride and dining wait times, and integration with Facebook.

Designed for anyone visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, the Disney World Wait Times app gives users "insider" information on over 150 rides and 250 restaurants to help them have the perfect day at the park.

TRVL - Free iPad Only Travel Magazine



TRVL is a free iPad only travel and photography magazine. Each issue of TRVL is a single article that covers a single location or topic. TRVL was the first iPad exclusive magazine in the world. It was first made out of a spare bedroom by its founders, Michel Elings and Jochem Wijnands. 


The New mTrip Travel Guides Introduces Easiest Way to Share Trips Online

The New mTrip Travel Guides Introduces Easiest Way to Share Trips Online


MONTREAL, QC – AUGUST 26, 2011:After successfully launching on iPhone & Android, mTrip Travel Guides has expanded to the web, offering travelers an easy way to share their trip journey’s and photos online for free with friends and family.


Travelers can use mTrip’s mobile app to add geo-located pictures and notes to trips and then instantly sync them online on a personal page accessible on any web browser by PC, iPad & Android Tablet.


Aviiq Portable Charging Station

Whether you are a mobile road warrior or you just like to keep your charging cables organized, this portable charging station is a must have.

The charger delivers from an AC outlet and comes with a converter that plugs into the charging hub, which is a separate unit. It will also plug into a USB port for charging your devices.

There are four USB ports. Three of them are for charging only, and the fourth, if plugged into a computer will sync whatever device is connected that particular port.

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