Five Favorite Travel Apps...And They're Free!

I thought I had out grown toys until Santa delivered an iPad.  You are never too old to play with toys and yes, I do consider it a toy.  A smart toy, but still a toy.  I started using it to shop, check email, Facebook, Twitter, Google and the Aladdin website….and then I discovered the free applications (apps)! Wow. Wow. Wow.   What will they think of next?   It really IS amazing and here are five of our favorite FREE travel apps.

GateGuru
This app maps out the locations of food, shops and services in several airports. When you are looking for the closest airline club/lounge, restaurant, ATM, shops, etc. search the entire airport or a selected terminal/gate.  I have used it to find the Delta Sky Club and Five Guys! This app is designed for the iPhone, but it works on the iPad too.

World Nomad Spanish or French or Name Your Language.  If you are headed out of the country and don’t speak the language of the country you are visiting, this one has some great phrases (Basics, Directions, Food, etc) in tons of languages.  This one is also designed for the iPhone, but again, it works on the iPad too.

Pack-The-Bag
This app appears to have been EVERYWHERE and packed EVERTHING.  The lists/suggestions are extensive and if something has been left out, you can add it.  It may take a while to make the initial list, but once it is done, you have it.  Headed to the beach?  Skiing?  Europe?  Click, pack and check it off the list.  I like this one! For 99 cents, you can skip the ads. 

Global Tipping
Choose the country and you get a short and sweet lesson on tipping practices.  The differences will amaze you!

Scramble
At some point, you will have to wait for something…..This is a fun game.  Think Boggle and Scrabble mixed together.  I had no idea you could make so many words in a 4x4 or 5x5 grid. Play solo, as a team or against a friend or two!  Warning, playing this game may cause you to miss some scenery.  Put it down!

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