Diversity Woman Magazine

FALL 2012

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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DW Life > movie listings and local pub hours. With listings in seven languages, it works with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. What to Eat? Tese days, sites like Yelp.com and Trip Advisor.com and their related apps seem to get the most traffic from hungry travel- ers. But some old favorites still make the grade for women on the go. Sarah, the anonymous travel blogger behind Board- ingArea.com's Road Warriorette column, says she uses Urbanspoon.com (free) to find local nonchain restaurants. "I started using Urban Spoon years ago, and I had such great results with it that I've just kept using it," she says. "I'll use Yelp on occa- sion, but I find the app more difficult to use than Urban Spoon." Rachelle Nones uses the Fast Food Nu- trition app ($2.99 for Android) to stay healthy (or at least healthier) on the go. Te calorie-counter app tracks everything from sodium to Weight Watchers points at more than 350 fast-food chains like Arby's, Aun- tie Anne's, and Starbucks. "It's a great way to stick to a healthy calorie-controlled diet while I'm traveling," says the New York– based writer and photographer. Staying Healthy Travel blogger Sarah uses her smartphone to stay in shape while she's on the road. Her favorite app, the MINDBODY Yoga finder, helps her locate yoga classes wher- ever she lands. MINDBODY also offers apps for local Pilates and general fitness classes, as well as spas. All are free for iPhone; some are available for Android. For walkers, runners, and hikers, Map- MyFITNESS (free) helps business trav- elers stay in shape. It offers trails, gyms, and other local workout facilities under a variety of different workout-specific apps including Run, Ride, Walk, Hike, and even Tri for the toughest athletes among us. Sarah also swears by her free white noise app (try White Noise Ambience Lite) to get restful sleep in just about any situation. "Hotels are incredibly noisy, and I use it almost every night I travel," she admits. "I also use it when trying to sleep on planes. Te white noise won't distract me like music would, but it still blocks out all the background noises from the plane." Places and Things You can keep track of the best places you visited—and your personal property— with various locator apps. Everplaces (free for Android and iPhone) specializes in the restaurants, bars, hotels, and shops you want to re- member and visit again (Everplaces.com). Forget where you parked your car? Whether you're at the airport after a long business trip or just tired after dinner, use apps like MyCar Locator ($1.29 for Android) or Car Finder Plus ($.99 for iPhone). Lookout Mobile Security (free) backs up your Android or iPhone data to the cloud and also offers a locator feature if your phone is lost or stolen ( MyLookout.com). Mile-High Club Now that you've got your itineraries and reward points all in one place, keep in touch with your traveler friends and save money with free social travel apps. Planely allows users to find friends or acquaintances on the same flight. And domestic carriers like Alaska Airlines are helping flyers get great fares to visit friends. Te airline's app, FlyingSocial, is a free Facebook hook-in. Many international airlines also offer free social apps that hook into your ad- dress book or Facebook account, such as Malaysia Airlines' MHBuddy and KLM's Meet & Seat. Want to find love on the run? Check for an airport missed connection at WeMetOnAPlane.com (free). DW Travel writer Brittany Shoot loves her iPhone. Read more of her work at brittany shoot.com. 72 DIVERSITY WOMAN Fall 2012 www.diversitywoman.com

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