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Journeys with Joe

Apps

Travel Related Ones

Many are to be found in other pages; like How> Communications.

Browsers

Google Chrome: “ScaleUp” extension speeds up loading times by increasing image and font size on a page.

Planning

Google Trips: https://get.google.com/trips/; an easy way to organize all the intel, documents, and itineraries you need for upcoming trips;
into one place for easy offline access.
Also; to easily create custom half, or full-day, itineraries incorporating spots you already know about, as well as attractions, bars, and restaurants it recommends.

TripIt: https://www.tripit.com/; collects your flight bookings, car rentals, hotels and restaurant reservations.

Flights

See “How -> Flights” in the drop-down menu for many, many websites and apps.

Hopper: http://www.hopper.com/; “Know when to fly and buy. Score the lowest fares”.

TSA

My TSA: https://www.tsa.gov/mobile; displays overall airport and individual terminal delays periodically; which should help in planning when to arrive at a particular airlines terminal.

Customs Passport Control

Mobile Passport: https://mobilepassport.us/; but don’t tell anyone about it!

Maps

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps;

Citymapper: https://citymapper.com/ ;

Roadtrippers: https://roadtrippers.com/; “Your Vacation, Your Road Trip, Your Weekend”.

Walking Tours

Cities Talking: http://www.citiestalking.com/; “Your Guide, Your Way”. Covers nearly 30 urban destinations worldwide; and is a curated guide of walking tours spanning Boston to Berlin.

Field Trip: https://www.fieldtripper.com/; “Its your world, explore it”. Emphasizes spontaneous discovery either locally or abroad; by providing users pop-up notifications based on their location and interests. It alerts one of opportunities and eateries that otherwise might have been missed.

GeoTourist: https://geotourist.com/landing; “Your own personal tourist guide”. Is centered around user-generated content. Upload your own local guides; or enable GPS, click on a nearby topic of interest, and get an enriching walking tour.

Historypin: https://www.historypin.org/en/; “Connecting communities with local history”. For the history or architecture enthusiast; its a user-generated content app.
Geared more towards locals; both individuals and institutions can upload photos and stories to deepen relationships to places and people.

Just Ahead: https://www.justahead.com/; “Award-Winning Guided Audio Tours”. An offline app optimized for being on-the-road. It features content from award-winning travel writers and professional narrators; so users can listen along as they drive just ahead.

Rick Steves Audio Europe Travel App: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe; Is a continental travel guide; compiled with decades of international travel knowledge.
Less techie than others; it compensates with depth and authority.

Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/; “Guide To Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions”.
Focuses on the United States’ unique and quirky attractions. A coast-to-coast compendium of weird wonders and off-ramp oddities.

Tripscout: http://tripscout.co/; “There are fascinating stories all around us. We just have to know where to look.”
Available in over 60 cities worldwide; it provides downloadable audio and map-based guides to world-class locales. It helps to avoid roaming charges and data usage.

Financial

ATM Hunter: Apple iTunes, Google Play and Microsoft stores. To find a list of nearby ATMs.

XE: http://www.xe.com/; “The World’s Trusted Currency Authority”.

Location

Glympse: http://www.glympse.com/; “Your Location, Your Terms.”

Wi-Fi

WiFi Map: https://www.wifimap.io/;

Partners

Adventurely: http://www.getadventurely.com/;

Language

Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/; web-based link. Mobile app is Available in iTunes and Google Play.

Photos

Need to use iCloud or a third-party app like Flickr (which costs $) to backup iPhone or iPad photos.
Google Photos; on Android-based devices, go into Settings> Back up & sync to Google Drive or other.

Sharing

Livetrekker: https://www.livetrekker.com

Food

Foodspotting: http://www.foodspotting.com/; to find the best.

Restrooms

Flush: Toilet Finder & Map; Bathroom, Loo and WC Finder. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

SitOrSquat: https://www.charmin.com/en-us/about-us/sitorsquat; where to find nearby public-access bathrooms.

Reward Points

RewardExpert.com: Beta version; https://www.rewardexpert.com/; calculates how to use the least amount of points or miles for a trip.
It also recommends credit cards with travel reward programs.

Emergencies

citizenAID USA: https://citizenaid.us/; First Aid and Immediate actions for a stabbing, bomb incident or mass shooting.

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