April 2010 Tips And Tools - Donna Tuttle
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  • 1. TRAVEL TIPS AND TOOLS April 2010 BMPR Donna J. Tuttle @writeontime
  • 2. MOBILE APPS FOR TRAVEL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA5CMtQDyP4 iLingual How it works: take a photo of your mouth and iLingual animates it to hundreds of phrases in three languages. Find it in the iTunes app store.
  • 3. SHOOT IT! How it works: take a photo on your trip, choose an address from your phone, type a message, and a hard copy postcard is sent. 99 cents in the U.S./$1.49 international
  • 4. LIFECARDS-POSTCARDS Digital postcards that you can email from your address book or upload instantly to your Twitter, Flickr or Facebook feed.
  • 5. TAXI MAGIC Taxi locating service that is integrated with taxi dispatch and GPS services for use with iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Palm.
  • 6. EMERGENCY RADIO In case of weather and other emergencies: Live feeds from police, fire, EMS, railroad and more.
  • 7. TRIPCASE Add trip details from multiple sources by using the record locator or trip ID Updates on flights, cancellations, warnings, etc.
  • 8. MORE MOBILE TRAVEL APPS Email n’Walk I’m in Town Local Gas Prices Spa Finder Car Rentals
  • 9. TRAVEL WEBSITES Just a few in the myriad travel websites to help plan and make the most of your trip.
  • 10. LONELY PLANET lonelyplanet.com @lonelyplanet Ultimate Experience for iPad Guidebooks for iPhones: Made them available free after the volcanic ash left many stranded. 3 million downloads in one week.
  • 11. TRAVELLR.COM @TRAVELLR ◦ Q. I'm driving from Bris to Melb but need to stop overnight in Canberra? A. So if you want some place to stay there is a Hostel. YHA, pretty cheap maybe $30 a night. It is meant to be good but I have never stayed there. You wont see snow unless it's July and you go through the Snowy mountains. Can’t get that one question answered about your destination? Post a question and get answers from locals and visitors.
  • 12. OUREXPLORER.COM Find a tour guide for the city to which you’re traveling Check reviews, schedule and pay online
  • 13. GOBACKPACKING.COM A website for independent travel. View other people’s trips, budgets, photos, tips and tools
  • 14. SIXSUITCASETRAVEL.COM Travel for families of 5-8 Lists hotels that will accommodate at least 6 in a room Includes breakfast options/pool updates
  • 15. FIND THESE SLIDES AT http://thebmpr.com