Apps That Work- It is tragic-comic to see people traveling with their heads down squinting at their smart phone (or their travel guide) trying to 'get it all in'. Hah! I cannot tell you how many times I have seen people sitting in a cafe under the Acropolis with their head in a guide book or reading their cell phones. I have to hold my hand back from tapping them on the shoulder and encouraging them to look up at the sacred rock-'its right here' I want to say-'the acropolis that is what you came to see'!
But there are some useful apps for before your trip. We have recently had some good outcomes with the app CheapOAir. It is not an airline, as one horrified person just recently asked me, but a search engine for cheap flights. The only caveat is that the last three times we booked transatlantic with this app the airlines never got our meal request (Asian vegetarian if we can get it). Not to worry, we really try to abstain from eating the airline food and take the perfect food with us-thatcoming up in another post! They also just announced they give discounts to military personnel on flights to and from Europe.