You’ll Feel at Home on the Road with These Apps

Taking your show on the road? These apps will make you feel right at home.

CityMapper (Free)

That big city is intimidating no more with this urban transit app. A portable concierge that can offer insider info on stuff like neighborhood safety, public transit, weather and little-known local secrets, this iOS and Android doohickey launched with tips for only three destinations: New York City, London and Paris. But there are many more to come, and the creator is taking suggestions.

I’m Bored (Free)

Unless you’re Anthony Bourdain, a solo trip to a new locale can be less than fulfilling. Away from your home turf, you just don’t know what you’re missing. This Android app (an iOS version is on the way) is a fine curator of nearby activities that match your interests. Get daily updates of events and places to take the kids through the activity feed for a dose of entertainment on your family trip.

Viber (Free)

Heading out of the country or into the hinterlands and don’t want to risk high roaming charges? So long as you have Internet access, this app (available for almost any device) is a work-around that allows unlimited voice and video calls as well as texts.

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Josh Ellis is the editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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