Virtual valets

Airline baggage policies are driving a new trend in business travel: the virtual valet.  DUFL is one such service that is making a big splash. To start DUFL’s service, you provide them with your travel wardrobe and any accessories that you typically travel with. They store your items at their facility.  When you’re ready to…

What’s the Best Travel App for Paris?

  What’s the best travel app for Paris If I’m the only one voting, Citymapper wins hands down.  In fact, I can’t imagine visiting Paris without it. This is the app the locals use for getting around Paris, and that alone should get your attention.  Paris can be a tough place to navigate even for Parisians, so…

Tripit – Travel Organizer App

If you use the Tripit travel organizer app for your next two trips, by the time you take your third trip, you won’t remember how you managed to travel without.  By simply forwarding the elements of your itinerary to Tripit via email, the app will organize your travel plans into a concise itinerary.  No more forgotten…

Hopper – Best Airfare App

If you travel by air, the Hopper app should be filed under “indispensable”.   It’s almost too easy to use, and will save you time, money, and at least a few headaches. Hopper lets you select your destination, than shows you when airfares are cheapest, when they’re most expensive, and when they’re in between.  It…

Airbnb – Old School, New Tech

Hospitality was a dying virtue before the rise of Airbnb.  Through their clever application of internet interr-connections, the virtue is revived.  Airbnb is to hotel owners what Uber is to taxi drivers.  But some gotta win, and some gotta lose.  In this case, tech-savvy travelers can win big with lower cost lodging, often in areas…

Postagram – Email Merges With Snail Mail

Ever wish you could send your technically challenged friends and relatives a personalized photo postcard of your trip to Perth but didn’t want to take the time to master the international postage rates and rules?  Postagram makes it so easy that even your grand parents could do it.  It’s available for both smartphone platforms, so…

Getting Around With the Uber App

Uber is upending the cab and car services industries around the world, although not every one is welcoming them with open arms.  Paris taxi drivers recently went on strike to protest Uber’s competitive practices and rates.  They had good reason to protest, since Uber drivers are typically at least as reliable as taxicabs, at lower…