Category: Mobile Apps

Parliament 0

Uber Banned? Use Local Apps

While visiting Budapest, I was challenged with finding a new app for transportation as Uber is banned. Local laws can block Uber from operating which forces you to use local companies to get around. In Budapest, I was successful in using Taxify and Fotaxi. They operated in the same way...

Landed! 1

XOJET Private Jet: SJC-SNA Bombardier Challenger 300

JetSmarter, the leading technology-enabled marketplace for private aviation, ran a promotion in June where you could get a free 90 day trial of their private jet membership by currently holding top tier status with a commercial airline or 1 million miles in a single mileage account. I was able to...

Torrey Pines 0

June 2017 Updates

USPS Informed Delivery, started on April 14th nationwide You can now receive an email each morning with scans of the envelopes that will be delivered to your address that day. It even works while your mail is on hold so you can check to see if that important piece of mail will...

Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta 0

Hotels Embracing Apps: WhatsApp & UberCENTRAL

During a recent stay at Keraton at The Plaza in Jakarta, I was presented with a business card at check-in listing the WhatsApp phone # to message for assistance during my stay. Instead of calling the front desk from your room, you can now message them through WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a...

North America 0

New Favorite Travel Apps & PBS Series: City in the Sky

Flightradar24 (iOS or Android) If you are a plane spotter or just want to know what plane is flying over you in your current location, just open up Flightradar24 on your phone. You can get all the stats (altitude, location, registration, speed, etc.) of the plane and even filter it to...

Lake Tahoe, CA 1

Travel Tips & Tricks for 2017

Last year was my busiest year of travel and I learned a few new tips & tricks. The following tips & tricks will make your travel experience for that well deserved vacation much more enjoyable. Be sure to check out my new How-To Guides page to get started. Tip: Flight Times...

Sydney 2

Pro Tool: ExpertFlyer Premium

It’s taken me a few years to finally buy into ExpertFlyer‘s Premium subscription but it paid off within the first couple of days. I signed up for their 5 day free trial of the Premium subscription to test out the SWU (Systemwide Upgrade) alerts for American Airlines. The email and...

Momofuku 1

How to find Restaurants & Bars in a New City using Mobile Apps

When I travel I’m always challenged with finding an excellent place to eat or drink. Sometimes recommendations from friends are helpful but when you just want something nearby your hotel it can be helpful to use a mobile app. With over 125 nights on the road this year I really...

TripIt 0

TripIt

It’s been a busy year for travel and there is always a hiccup here and there. Air travel is not perfect. TripIt Pro ($49/yr) offers monitoring of all your flights and it’s saved me twice where the app notifies me about a cancellation faster than the airline can send an...

1

LoungeBuddy

I’ve been using LoungeBuddy since their launch in July 2013 and can’t imagine traveling without using it to determine which lounge I can access during my time at airports. Once you create a profile with all your airline statuses, credit card programs, etc. you are presented with a list of airport...