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
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
When planning a trip to India, the first thing you need to know is you are in for a life-changing experience to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Here are a few tips that can help take out some of the guesswork.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
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.
Specialized travel gear brings many benefits, whether it’s comfort, durability or safety. This shirt adds the latter, with a number of security features aimed at travelers.