Think Airbnb but very upscale. The Onefinestay app offers beautiful and luxurious properties for short term rental in London, Paris, Miami, New York, Milan, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Rome with “Collections” in the exciting neighborhoods of The Hamptons, Southern California, the French Riviera and Edinburgh. This is not the app to use if you’re roughing it or want to save a buck, but if you have the money to splash out and fancy feeling like a millionaire when you’re in town, Onefinestay is the resource for you. It also presents suggestions for local restaurants and attractions as well as essential information such as the nearest ATM or hospital.
We’re all for getting out there and exploring, taking the path less traveled etc., but that can backfire if you really don’t know where you’re going. If you’ve ever decided to walk a city and let it unfold before you, only to find yourself in murky, uninteresting and sometimes unpleasant surroundings, it’s time to download the Pretty Streets app. This handy little tool will map out interesting and beautiful walking tours of cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, helping you to make the most of your time there. The creators are constantly adding new cities to the database, so keep up with the updates. Never find yourself in a dirty alley again.
Who would have thought the Michelin Man, a character basically made up of varying sizes of white car tire, could be the making (or breaking) of a restaurant? Anyone with an interest in food will be well familiar with the Michelin star system, which recognizes excellence in cuisine. The Michelin Travel app takes it one step further, branching out into recommended tours and hotels, as well as suggesting multi-day itineraries in major cities such as Paris, London, Rome and New York. It’s like having a mobile concierge with you at all times, as you can book accommodations and restaurants while you’re on the go. If you appreciate the best, get this app before your next trip.
We’re not sure if this app is for the safety savvy or just the downright paranoid. That being said, it doesn’t hurt to be informed about places with which you are unfamiliar. The GeoSure app provides essential info about your destination and tips for staying safe by collecting data from sources like the CDC, the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and local authorities. It then provides a safety score for your destination that reflects potential health risks, political unrest, threats to women, and environmental hazards. It even gives crowd-sourced information about thefts and street crime that have occurred in any given area, and tells you when it’s safe to walk or if it’s better to take a cab.