Alec Hills - Feb 7, 2011
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Stuck at the airport or railway station? Want to get information about your destination? There are numerous apps for Androids or iPhones essential for any savvy travelers. invites you to check out the top five useful travel apps out there selected by


Are you trapped in Auckland, Brighton or Chicago with rumbling stomach not knowing where to go for dinner? Urbanspoon will help you. The app incorporates information about a vast network of local cafés, restaurants, diners, and bars in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom.

World Nomads

Free and practical foreign language audio tutorials as well as useful tips for globetrotters on the road. World Nomads will help you not only with ordering a meal in a restaurant or a smart chit-chat with the locals. The app contains also information about the directions to the nearest hotel or taxi stand.

National Geographic World Atlas

For every iPhone and iPad there are numerous city street map apps. The National Geographic World Atlas app however is something special. The application combines National Geographic’s love for precise coverage with elegant and diverse world map details.

FlightTrack Pro

FlightTrack Pro provides real-time itinerary information and updates on international flight data. As such this convenient app can be a life-saver. Get the Pro version though since the free app is incomparable.

World NewsStand

International news in your hand – World NewsStand is an app that providers front-page headlines from newspapers all over the world. Read the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and Le Monde as well as various titles from places as far as Azerbaijan or Zanzibar.

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