How are you guys loving your new iPads?
The improvements are just incredible. I’ve been cradling mine in my arms like a proud papa since the day I picked it up, and I’m pretty stoked to use it to help me with my travel plans this summer. I found some really cool iPad apps over at Market Watch, and I picked out a few of my favorites to test out for you guys.
(With my family through Europe)
With 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.
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.
Chargers, GPS kits and car mounts. The best for a smooth ride.
Scosche reVIVE II
Scosche is known for its quality, and the reVIVE II USB charger is no exception. It will accommodate an iPad and one other device.
Best of the Best
($4.99, app2.me/4092; Pro version: $9.99, app2.me/288)
Track 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