Do you have an iPhone or an iPad? The saying “there’s an app for that” applies to travel just as in every other aspect of life, so here are a few I came across recently that might interest you.
TripLingo This translator app will teach you the basic phrases of your desired language, fast. And it has an audio feature that speaks the phrase so you can listen and then say it back. The app is free to download, but the language packs cost $9.99 each.
Word Lens Take a picture of something, like a sign, and this app translates it for you. Snap a shot of that French restaurant menu in front of you and actually know what you’re eating. How cool is that? $4.99
FlightTrack 5 Keep an eye on flight statuses, terminals, and gate numbers with this app. It also includes maps of major terminals around the world as well as aircraft seat maps. $4.99
Help Call This one pulls up local, location-specific emergency service numbers for police, fire departments, and ambulances in 126 countries. The $2.99 price is a real bargain for the peace of mind just having this info handy in your pocket will provide.
Travel App Box Wow! This one has converters for over 30 currencies, Celsius into Fahrenheit, kilometers to miles, and stones to pounds; international dialing codes, and even clothing-size conversions. How about a handy map tool for transport networks in major world cities.
And what’s this? A picture dictionary with 140 pictograms describing food, health, and accommodations. All of this for just $1.99? How can that be possible?
All of these apps sound great, don’t they? And I plan on getting them all as soon as I figure out how to download the razzlefratzen things.
On another subject… The Boulder City Non-Profit Consortium is at it again. How would you like to join a fun two-week Black Sea Cruise (for just $4,750, including air) and help out your favorite Boulder City Non-Profit at the same time? Find out how you can do just that at the Kick-Off Party, 6pm January 29th, at the Boulder City Library. Join us for snacks and an entertaining photo show. All your questions will be answered, and a fun time will be had by all!