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iPad Apps for the Business Side of Adventure

I wanted to put together a quick article on apps I use when on the go– mostly for international travel and not so much in my rig.  Having apps on the iPad really helps when negotiating a  price on a gift, finding a hotel, or just finding where you are. While there are productivity apps I use such as BossJock for the podcast and GeoCaching for well…geocaching, these are more to keep my business life going well so I can enjoy my adventure time. So here is a brief breakdown of whats on my pad whether I’m doing a workshop in Asia or meeting a client in Europe.

Concur

Concur

I suck at numbers and every admin I have ever had hates the way I keep track of expenses. This tool keeps me organized and even helps me set up AMEX payments. Now I can manage expenses as they occur on trips and in the field. I can even photograph and upload my receipts using the iPad camera and itemize charges to expedite the expense reporting process.

Maps

Maps

First, I miss Google Maps. Stuck with this on the iPad though, it works as a navigational tool, using GPS location to help map routes on highways and mass transit systems. nearby, saving time in the field.

Urban Spoon

Urbanspoonr

This has been more successful in the US and I honestly have not tried it abroad (yet). The app  searches the area for restaurants, cafes and other eateries. It leverages a ranking system and list  results by distance and price. I found I can even look for specific types of food as well as to rate and socialy share suggestions.

Currency

Currency

A must for international travel. It provides up-to-date currency exchange rate information for most common currencies.

Gate Guru

GateGuru

Remember O.J. running through the airport trying to catch a plane? That was before he was fleeing in a white Bronco or breaking into hotel rooms. GateGuru provides real-time flight status information including up-to-date information on security lines, just what I need…another reason to stress. 

Weekend Adventure with my Bride

So i will have to catch you up on how I finally finished up my pilot training and earned my Private Pilot Certificate. In the mean time I want to share this weeks adventure. Road tripping with my wife. It started out as an aviation adventure. But after having a plane on hold for a month, buying all the charts and AFDs needed, and getting additional training in a Cessna 172 the weather didn’t hold for us

Instead of bagging our trip we rented (at a very well negotiated price) a new Chevy Camaro, threw our travel bag in the trunk and sped off for then West Coast of Oregon. So over the next few blogs I will share our stops and adventures….including an awesome stay at the Columbia Gorge Hotel at Hood River….stay tuned….
….from the road on my ipad…