While it isn't quite a radar detector, the automated voice of GPS-enabled Trapster gives drivers warnings about speed traps, road cameras at intersections, checkpoints, and common ... More
Using your phone's GPS, Primo Spot provides you with a 3-D map highlighting the rates of the nearest parking garages and the availability of street parking around you. (It can also... More
So you can stay hands-free on the road, Aha Radio reads you the latest GPS-enhanced traffic reports on a pre-entered, customized route, using Clear Channel sources and updates from... More
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 informa... More
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... More
Apps can drain your phone's energy in less than a day, so be sure to take along an extra battery or a portable charger like the Mophie Juice Pack Air (mophie.com; $80) when you're ... More
Looking to avoid the midsummer crowds in Florence and Pisa? Hit off-the-radar places like Siena, Maremma, and Lucca in July for music shows and festivals on local piazzas. More
The Art Series Hotel Group recently opened two design hotels (with a third on the way) in the Melbourne area. Bold landscape murals from New South Wales artist John Olsen hang in t... More
July is winter in Australia, when prices are traditionally lower (like the Qantas Aussie AirPass, $999 for round-trip fare from the United States plus three domestic flights) and c... More
Ideal for those who want the full picture—in all its occasionally gory detail—of what other travelers have experienced.
Drawback: One bad apple can spoil the bunch.
The later you check in after noon (when most hotels require guests to
check out), the better your chances for securing an upgrade, especially
if you’re staying only one night. “L... More
Look beyond AAA and AARP memberships to affiliations you might not
expect. Lexus and Saks First cardholders are sometimes eligible for
upgrades at Fairmont hotels. If you bank wi... More
At many hotels, booking with a Centurion or Platinum card from American
Express (Travel + Leisure’s parent company) can get you a
better room, in some cases automatically. Chargi... More
Hyatt recently partnered with E-standby to allow guests booking on Hyatt.com to pay a small fee—as little
as $30—for the chance at a space-available upgrade. Hilton Worldwide has
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