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Seniors Discover Super Travel Apps

Grab your coffee, senior friends and let’s talk about travel apps. I am constantly on the prowl for new websites to share on my Best Travel Websites page. While most seniors know about sites like Priceline, Expedia, Hotwire, Kayak, Orbitz, Travel Zoo and a host of other very useful links, there is a huge array of Apps that senior travelers can plug into their cell phones or download into their computer. You can read for yourself all the Apps  that I’ve found and put on my travel website.  I’ll describe here several that senior travelers might find to be particularly helpful.

Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere! Perhaps you’ve already discovered this one. We talk to my wife’s sister on Mercy Ship Africa at NO CHARGE with Viber. Waze is said to be the world’s fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app. Senior drivers can join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

Do some Interactive walking tours in various cities with Stray Boots. Neat name huh? Book hotels and earn thousands of frequent flyer miles on various airlines via Rocket Miles. A global market leader in Wi-Fi, Boingo makes it easy to access Wi-Fi on laptops or mobile devices at more than 700,000 hotspots worldwide.

Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, senior gourmands can recommend great dishes and see what others recommend wherever they go. Takes you right to where you are and locates local food establishments.


Senior Travelers Seek Global Health/Safety Information

Get global health and safety information at your fingertips with mPassport. Find Providers and Schedule Appointments; Locate Emergency Services, Hospitals, and Pharmacies. I hope that you find several of these useful for your travel plans. Discover amazing, unique accommodations in 192 countries. With more than 10 million nights booked worldwide, AirBnb is a world leader in travel rentals.

Tell Momondo where you’re going and they’ll find the best prices on flights and hotels. Enjoy your trip. Psst, they’re a free service, not a travel agency and they don’t add any booking fees. So what is Skyscanner compares over 1000 airlines to find senior travelers the cheapest airfares, fast. Search and compare the best hotel deals with Room 77. They search hundreds of sites, so that seniors get the lowest prices.

Browse popular destinations to find the best prices on great hotels. Book a price drop room and if the rate drops after you book, Tingo will refund the difference. And there’s one more called Hop Stop that features maps for more that 600 cities. Enter your starting point and where you are going and Hop Stop will do the rest.

You’ll want to bookmark those Apps that you find most useful.  jeb



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