Category Archives: apps

Take A Virtual Vacation

Virtual Vacation is a web directory that pulls together the dozens of walking, driving, hiking and other point-of-view videos scattered across the web where people explore unique places with a camera in hand. Beware, it’s easy to fall down this … Continue reading

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Historic Borders

With the tragic news unfolding daily in Europe, it’s an appropriate time to take stock of how we got here. I’ve always found that maps can be an excellent way to help visualize geo-political conflicts. I recently discovered this simple, … Continue reading

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The Bookcase of Tolerance

I’ve visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam many times over the years and I’ve always been moved both by her family’s story and the Museum’s goal of promoting tolerance. The organization recently release an AR-based project called The Bookcase … Continue reading

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Mapping The Way

Waymap:  Is an exciting concept for hyperlocal mapping software that can turn most smartphones into personalized guidance devices. Originally designed for people with visual disabilities, the app can provide local navigation directions for anyone in unfamiliar territory. “With Waymap, anyone … Continue reading

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The Possibility of Evil (and much more)

I recently discovered a terrific Audiobooks on YouTube playlist of free audiobook readings with more than 130 different titles, each of which is a full book or short story, read in its entirety and available to listen for free at … Continue reading

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Is CommonPass the answer to travel revival

If normalcy is to return to international travel, there must be new mechanisms in place to insure cooperation and safety. There may be  a solution soon based on a project involving the travel industry, nonprofits, and government agencies. The international … Continue reading

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Why not wear a smart mask

The Japanese tech start-up Donut Robotics has upped the game for the face mask by creating a “smart” version capable of translating and transmitting messages from Japanese into eight other languages. The “c-mask” (made from plastic and worn over a … Continue reading

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I am not a Luddite

Over the years, I have bored many a TBTP reader with my mini-rants promoting print travel guidebooks. And while I still always travel with the old school guides, I also am a fan of travel apps, ebooks, and travel podcasts. … Continue reading

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Look Through Any Window

I’ve been a bit obsessive about visiting the website Window Swap this week. The brilliantly simple concept has folks around the world post short video clips out of their home windows. I dare you to try it without falling down … Continue reading

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Boating on the Thames

The next time that I’m in London I look forward to using the recently launched Uber boat service. Thanks to a partnership with Thames Clippers the ride-hailing service will be operating a fleet of 20 boats making stops at 23 … Continue reading

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