Common emergency numbers are often overlooked during a vacation, but can prove crucial in times of an emergency. This app from BoaLogik keeps the emergency numbers for your destination country, as well as the contact information for your embassy. All of this information is available without an Internet connect.
$1.49 on Android
WhatsApp is the popular, cross-platform app for messaging over WiFi, practically eliminating the need for a texting plan while overseas. The app offers features not seen on traditional messaging, like sharing your Google Maps location, attaching media, emoji and visual customizing. WhatsApp is also particularly good at group messaging, making it a great choice for a group of friends abroad.
$0.99/year on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone
Making calls back home can eat away at funds, but there are VoIP options available that can save you money. Viber is one app that lets you make calls to other Viber users from your phone through a WiFi network. The app was made for smartphones, integrating well with both iOS and Android devices, and it has also expanded to desktop applications, giving you even more options for communicating.
Free on Desktop, Windows 8, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone, Bada
Word Lens is a translation app from Quest Visual that utilizes augmented reality. Using the phone’s camera, the app can analyze the text of a foreign language and replace it with the translated words. This is done without an Internet connection, with Word Lens interpreting the frames of video in real time to calculate a translation. With Google’s recent acquisition of Word Lens, the app and language features are free for a limited time.
Free on iOS, Android, Glass
Sincerely’s mobile app gives users the ability to create custom paper postcards using photos taken on their smartphone. People can snap a photo, write a message, and send a real physical greeting anywhere in the world. It costs 99 cents to ship in the United States, $1.99 to ship worldwide and Postagram is starting to offer free postcards paid for by advertisements.
Free on iOS, Android
My husband and I enjoyed an impromptu Saturday dinner at The Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market recently. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the restaurant specializes in seasonal farm-to-table dining. There is a second location in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Among the myriad concerns the everyday traveler may have when approaching any trip, safety and security are most likely the most important, but protecting yourself from both bodily harm and petty theft can distract you from the real reason for your travel: to escape daily life and immerse yourself in another culture. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in travel accessories that can perform multiple functions, like carrying your gear while also protecting it with state-of-the-art security features.
Los Angeles is a sunny city with beautiful beaches. One could argue L.A. is the “New York of the West,” as the city is culturally diverse and has a strong financial and cultural influence on the country as a whole. It is also a much-sought-after destination among travelers for its beaches and the fame associated with the city.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.