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T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010


Courtesy of Travel+Leisure Digital Studio

Mapping and Directions

Get around a city

How do you move from point A to point B in a snap? HopStop maps the route with directions for subway, rail, bus, walking, or taxis (or a combination of transportation methods) in more than 15 cities across the U.S. and Europe.

Cost: Free.

Runs On: iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.

Runners-up: AnyStop (free; Android), MetrO (free; BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile), SubMapsXHD ($1.99; iPad).

Navigate the roads (domestic)

The most easy-to-use of the full GPS navigation apps, Navigon features text-to-speech directions, real-time traffic updates ($24.99 extra), and information about points of interest along your route. Other great features: the ability to set anyone from your address book as your “destination,” easy-to-read maps, and 3-D views complete with road signs.

Cost: $79.99 (North America).

Runs On: iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Windows Mobile.

Navigate the roads (international)

With 28 separately sold packages for regions on every continent but Antarctica, TomTom’s navigational apps are ideal for international travel. The on-screen design includes information like time to destination and time u


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