In an increasingly digital world accessing instant information is not only
useful, it's almost necessary - particularly when traveling. In this regard, the
Apple iPhone is fast becoming the best travel gadget that money can buy as an
ever-expanding library of applications can make a cross-country venture feel
like a traipse through familiar territory.
For fliers, one popular
application is FlightTrack, a real-time flight status updater that can tell
users if their flight is delayed or canceled, provide detailed weather and radar
maps, give gate number listings and even link to studies of aircraft models,
speed and safety ratings.
If you prefer to travel by car there is
Trapster, a free application that offers subscribers maps and plot points for
speed traps, red light cameras and radar detectors in the area, even providing
warnings as your vehicle approaches these hazards. Combine that with the Cheap
Gas app that lists available grades and costs at the local pumps, and road trips
never seemed so simple.
For families with small bladders there is also
the Rest Stop app that gives user a full list or rest areas in immediate
vicinity and all the amenities they afford.