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Best Travel Apps for Smartphone-Savvy Tourists


Best travel apps for smartphone users (Photo: YutakaTsutano)

The list of apps catering to everything and anything you could imagine grows each day. With more options comes the time-consuming process of wading through the good, the bad and the ugly. To help you save some time, we have compiled a list of some of the best travel apps for smart phone users on the go.


Avoid Gridlock on Your Next Getaway with 4 Free Traffic Apps


Want to get around the traffic jams and beat the speed traps without shelling out $59.99 for a TomTom navigation system? The traffic apps we’ve rounded up here are some of the best on the market now and our top favourites. (more…)

TripAdvisor’s New Local Picks Facebook App


Local Picks screenshot

Facebook and TripAdvisor have teamed up to launch a Facebook-hosted restaurant app called Local Picks. The app is meant to highlight neighbourhood favourites as rated and reviewed on TripAdvisor by locals from the area you’re searching and covers more than 850,000 restaurants worldwide. (more…)

Our 5 Favourite Free Mobile Weather Apps


“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

—Mark Twain

Weather is one of those great equalizers: it affects everyone, everywhere. So it stands to reason that there are tons (heaps and piles, actually) of weather apps to choose from. We’ve waded through to find our favourites for Canadian travellers.

See the app reviews. »

And the Webby Award for Travel Goes To…


Webby Award 2012 winners in travel: Kayak (background/left) and the FlightBoard app (foreground/right)

The 16th annual Webby Awards winners were announced yesterday, with top honours in the Travel category going to travel-booking site Kayak. The site not only won the Webby, but the People’s Voice Award for its site and its app. (more…)

Best Apps for Budget Travel


From left: Gas Price Finder, KAYAK Mobile, Wi-Fi Finder

After polling a few tech-savvy budget travellers, we’ve rounded up the five most useful budget travel apps to use while on the road. And, of course, being true penny-pinching apps, all of them are free! (more…)

5 Eco Apps for Green Travellers

We’ve deemed April Earth Month at Where.ca, with a series of stories all about eco-friendly, sustainable travel. Go green!


Travel encompasses so many systems and industries that it’s impossible to plan a 100 per-cent squeaky green trip. This collection of apps will help make your trip more sustainable, but keep mind that some of the best green travel apps are hyperlocal—the ones that plot car-sharing and bike-sharing locations on maps, detail public transit options and offer comprehensive feedback on local shops and restaurants. (more…)

Essential Apps for On-the-Road Fitness


Photo: lululemon athletica

A good hotel gym is hard to find, and if you’re stuck in a spot without a decent health club, jogging path or lap pool, it’s easy to write off your fitness regimen altogether. But a travel-sized workout can be much more than a few half-hearted sit-ups in front of the TV—these apps will help you keep up with your training wherever you go. (more…)

Toronto Life Launches New Best Restaurants App


One of Canada’s most widely read city magazines, Toronto Life, launched a Toronto Best Restaurants app for iPad and iPhone today. (more…)

Got Bedbugs? Check This App Before You Book Your Hotel

Toronto bedbug reports from the Bedbug Registry Web site

An app that reports bedbug complaints throughout North America has been released by the same folks behind the Bedbug Registry Web site. (more…)

Flirt En Français (and 9 Other Languages) with TripLingo Romance Edition

You’re on vacation in Quebec and you’ve caught the eye of the cutie across the bar—and now he’s coming over to talk. Can you maintain a witty flirtation in a foreign tongue? With the fun TripLingo Romance Edition app it’s at least worth a try. (more…)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 7 iPad Travel Apps Reviewed

Stuck on Earth iPad app

By Pamela MacNaugtan

Face it: when you’re on the road, either you have an iPad or you have iPad envy. Travel and iPads just click. (more…)