wish list - Have iPad, will travel
Written by Gregg Henglein
The whole purpose of the iPhone and iPad is to travel with them. So make the most of city guides to have your destination at your fingertips.
mTrip – London
Personally, mTrip is the travel guide leader. London is one of its best executed, providing an automatically generated, personalised travel itinerary derived from more than 3,000 locations. Of course, you can modify this at any time, and mTrip’s Smart Order tool will adjust your itinerary accordingly. Expert ratings, reviews from fellow travellers, and vivid pictures ensure you make the best selections. Maps are handled offline and no Internet connection is required. Dozens of other cities are available.
Amble with Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton, inventor of the art du voyage, has created a digital travel diary, linked to the dedicated Amble website. The app is an invitation to explore the world at a leisurely pace, to make serendipitous discoveries, and then to record and share them. Find inspiration from other ‘Amblers’, such as Rachel Weisz’s favourite florist in London, or Christie Turlington unveiling New York.
MyCityWay – New York
In addition to standard sightseeing targets, find street eats or fine dining, movies, and Broadway shows (and purchase tickets), WiFi hotspots, transportation details, art galleries and museums, and even a ‘kids’ section in one of the most innovative city guide apps out there. You can even try to find a job if you can’t bear to leave the city!
Not exactly a city guide so much as a guide to getting to the city. If you want to get away quickly, this free app helps you find flights and hotels with a fast, responsive user interface that looks great on the iPad. A recent update severely curtailed prior crash bugs too, making it a must have.
The Weather Channel Max
The US-based TV channel’s app makes great use of the real estate available on the iPad, presenting weather reports up to ten days in advance. The Weather Channel has also recently introduced a new ‘adventure’ series called ‘From the Edge’; instead of the usual weather forecasts and reports, the show seeks out extreme weather, exploring the world in search of some of the craziest natural phenomena around.