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Amtrak vs. Megabus vs. United Airlines: Can these Android travel apps lower stress?

I have a hate-hate relationship with Amtrak. I think the last time I rode their train line was in college, commuting between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo for the occasional visit home, and every trip seemed pure torture. This was before the days of online ticket purchases, on-board Wi-Fi, smartphones and ... Full Article »

October 10, 2012 5:00pm

Take a trip around the world with the free CNNGo app

Do you consider yourself a worldly person? Even if you don’t but have a hankering to get to know the globe, you will love the free CNNGo app for Android. It’s a first class ticket and passport all in one that takes you to the far reaches of countries you have never been in the matter of seconds. ... Full Article »

June 22, 2012 3:30pm

Blend in with the locals using the NYC Subway by Embark Android app

Until the world cracks open and molten lava blankets the Earth, New Yorkers will always loathe tourists. Not all tourists however, specifically the ones at the bottom of the echelon. Souls that stop dead in the center of the sidewalk or subway station, map in hand and camera in the other, immobilize ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 4:30pm

Hotel Tonight Android app is your best bet for deals on-the-go

Traveling in a major U.S. city and need a hotel immediately? If you want a good deal and are open to exploring new lodgings, the free Hotel Tonight app for Android just might have the perfect place for you to stay. It is so simple to use. You open up this travel app and a select grouping of hotels f ... Full Article »

April 3, 2012 4:30pm

Chill out for spring break with these Android apps

The winter chill is starting to break, and beach bodies are coming out of hibernation, ready or not. Your pre-summer vacation is the perfect time to hang out with friends, take a road trip and escape the cold (unless you’re heading to Vail this year). From travel search to managing money across fr ... Full Article »

March 1, 2012 6:30am

Hipmunk Android app takes the agony out of your next flight or hotel reservation

Flight-finder apps may be a dime a dozen, but Hipmunk adds something a little interesting to the mix. As well as being a reliable way to search for and discover flights, it uses a complex algorithm to work out how ‘agonizing’ your chosen route may be, depending on the airports you’re traveling ... Full Article »

February 15, 2012 11:59am

Airbnb finally gets an Android app, reworks mobile features

Airbnb had a fairly good 2011 despite a few troubles, and as it goes into 2012 the accommodations-finding web service is expanding its mobile outreach, starting with an Android app. The service formerly was only available online and on Apple’s iOS platform, where it has had an app available for a ... Full Article »

January 17, 2012 2:33pm

Best Android travel apps of 2011

When it comes to travel and local apps, Android is a step ahead of other mobile operating systems. The integration of Google Maps plus free navigation is a bonus for Android users, while often-updated popular apps like Kayak, TripIt, GasBuddy and FlightTrack continue to grow in popularity. But we’ ... Full Article »

December 21, 2011 1:00pm

Hipmunk Android app let's you see how agonizing your next flight could be

The app is similar to other popular travel booking sites out there, in that it certainly makes scheduling flights quick and easy. But Hipmunk Flight Search is a special service all it's own —it's set up to find flights that will be the most comfortable for you. After you've entered your flight i ... Full Article »

November 30, 2011 1:34pm

Android App Tablet Review: Poynt

Poynt is an excellent and very thorough application for finding directions and figuring out what you and your friends should do tonight. The app utilizes several search engines to quickly and efficiently find directions to just about anywhere. You can search for places based on distance from your c ... Full Article »

October 29, 2011 2:00pm


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