Category Archives: apps

My Favorite Color Is Autumn

It may not technically be Autumn for three more weeks, however it’s never too soon to start thinking about where and when to view colorful Fall foliage. If you follow this link, it will guide you to an excellent interactive … Continue reading

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Travel By App

If you are like me, you have multiple transit and map apps on your phone. One of my favorite apps is the very useful and well designed Citymapper app. The firm behind the app just announced that the digital company has been … Continue reading

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Detour for Free This Summer

The very popular location-aware travel guide app Detour usually cost $5, but for the rest of this summer it’s absolutely free. With 16 U.S. and international cities currently covered, including NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris, the audio walking … Continue reading

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Hashtag Paris

If you have every been to Paris, you know that making efficient use of the city’s Metro system can be the key to a successful visit. With that thought in mind, Berlin-based journalist and amateur map-maker Tim Fischer has created … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

I recently had an email from a loyal TBTP reader who is planning an extensive trip around the U.S. and Canada. He was concerned about frequent media stories regarding the prevalence of dreaded bed bugs in hotels. While I assured … Continue reading

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See NYC from the sea

If you are one of the millions of folks who will be visiting New York City this summer, be sure to take advantage of the recently relaunched and expanded passenger ferry service between the boroughs. As you can see from … Continue reading

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Tangerine Mussolini Is Scaring Away Tourists

You may know the tech company Foursquare from its popular City Guide travel app, but it’s also in the data crunching business. Based on the firm’s analysis, the United States’ share of the International tourism market has been steadily declining … Continue reading

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Free WiFi

One thing that most travelers want at the airport is free access to the internet. Well thanks to blogger Anil Polat we can all get free WiFi at airports around the world. The very clever computer security engineer has organized … Continue reading

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All who wander can now stopover

In my experience adding an inexpensive (or free) stopover, or planning multi-city flights, is usually a time-consuming hassle, with mixed results. Now Air Wander’s just launched search engine promises to streamline the discovery and booking process. To use Air Wander, you simply input your … Continue reading

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All Fun & Games Til You Miss Your Stop

Amsterdam’s public transit agency GVB has teamed with Headmade Studio to create a simple, but clever game called GVBeestje for tram riders. It’s a great idea until you miss your stop.

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