Category Archives: apps

Call me Touko Korpela

Inspired by the Travoltafy name generator that lampooned John Travolta’s Oscar presentation flub, Visit Finland has launched the Finngenerator  app which allows users to discover their “Finnified” names. Just chose a gender and type in your name and hit generator. … Continue reading

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Heat Mapping Hotels

With hundreds of online sites and apps for booking hotels and travel accommodations, travelers these days may be experiencing information overload. Now the hotel and flight booking site Hipmunk is providing a very useful hotel finding tool called the “Heat … Continue reading

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Best Joe in NYC

H/t to Nimal Banerjee of Butterfruit Labs for this fun map of the best coffeehouses in Manhattan by subway stop.

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Books I Love

Books I Love is a new social networking app for book lovers that allows readers to share their reading suggestions and critiques digitally with social contacts . The free iOS app lets users both send and receive book recommendations individually … Continue reading

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Around the World by Social Media

Award-winning French advertising art director Thomas Jullien has put together this amazing stop-motion trip around the world using 852 Instagram photos posted by 852 different users. Crowd sourcing comes to video. You can follow Jullien’s many projects on his website … Continue reading

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Books of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is a popular travel destination for a myriad of reasons. But for book lovers and bibliophiles Dublin is synonymous with great literature and a must visit for its renowned libraries, amazing antiquarian and indie bookshops and … Continue reading

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Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

No matter where you are around the globe you can spend this New Year’s Eve in New York City. The free Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App 2014 will allow you to follow the festivities, listen to the … Continue reading

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The Travel Guide Evolves

I’m continually surprised by the smart and unexpected ways that social media tools are transformed and appropriated for fun and practical uses. The clever gang behind the social travel app JetPac City Guides (free iOS) has scoured every public Instagram … Continue reading

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Travel Between the Cups

Travel Between The Pages followers know by now that I suffer from a serious case of O.C.D.—Obsessive Coffee Dependence. Whenever I plan a trip finding the best coffehouses, artisanal roasters and cafes is an uppermost priority. My iPhone and iPad … Continue reading

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Middle Earth (more of)

With “The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug” hitting theaters everywhere on December 13, 2013, and another Middle Earth media blitz, Google has released “Journey Through Middle-earth, A Chrome Experiment“. This interactive application provides a first person perspective for a trip … Continue reading

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