Top 10 Travel Apps for Baby Boomers
As I mentioned a few days ago, The Roaming Boomers® are sportin’ a new Apple iPad, and two new Apple iPhone 4’s.
Although we can’t profess to be experts with the thousands of available apps, we can share some of the travel apps that have instantly caught our attention.
Here’s our list of Top 10 Travel Apps for Baby Boomers:
- Google Maps with Navigation (free) – speak your destination into your phone and the app delivers turn-by-turn directions with maps. This never ceases to blow my mind!
- Google Translate (free) – speak a phrase in English and it will translate the phrase audibly in more than 50 languages. It will also audibly translate 50 spoken foreign language phrases into English. This way, you can ask for chocolate cake, and actually get chocolate cake!
- Kayak Pro ($.99) – Mrs. Roaming Boomer is a huge fan of Kayak. Search for airfare, hotels, rental cars, and even check your flight status.
- TripIt Pro ($3.99) – We are very excited about this program. We do a LOT of traveling and this program will take our travel itineraries from a spread sheet to a very cool program on our iPhones. The features are too numerous to mention here, but check it out. If you travel much, you will love this program.
- Yelp (free) – using your phone GPS device, Yelp will deliver nearby restaurants, attractions, gas stations, and even reviews from past customers. We love it!
- Gate Guru (free) – the most comprehensive and accurate listing of airport amenities (sortable by Food, Shops and Services) with real-time ratings, and photographs.
- Airline Seat Guide ($1.99) – find the best seat on over 100 airlines and 1200 airplanes.
- Wi-Fi Finder (free) – find free or paid wi-fi when you travel.
- Netflix (free download/paid monthly subscription) – watch movies from a list of thousands!
- iMedJet (free) – a comprehensive first-aid guide for travelers. It has everything from bee stings to setting a bone fracture.
This could have very easily been a list of the top 20 travel apps. The travel apps space is booming right now, and many are providing wonderful services to baby boomer travelers.
To help you find your own favorites, check out appolicious . They have a directory of apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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You’ve highlighted great travel apps. I use the free Kayak app. How is Kayak pro better? I’m up for spending $.99 :-).
@5donnahull9:disqus, the $.99 Pro version of the Kayak app gets rid of the advertisements that appear in the free version. It’s commercial free baby, as one sports announcer might say. 🙂
I’d like to modestly suggest an iPhone app I’ve written for a happy end to your trip. Parking Wizard automatically remembers where you parked your car. A few moments of setup and you don’t have to touch the app when you park, only when you’re looking for your car.
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