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Apps for Fall Travel

By Bob on October 6, 2011 4:58 AM

The best-kept Baby Boomer travel secret is that Fall is the perfect time to hit the road. What's not to like? The weather in the south goes from hell-on-earth hot to downright pleasant and the northern U.S. isn't even thinking about that first snow. Probably the best thing about fall travel is that it's a KID FREE ZONE. Since school's in session, the restaurants are less crowded. Attractions (with the exception of major theme parks) have shorter lines. Even airports are easier to maneuver. It's a great time to get up and go.

Now that our son Cole has moved to New York (A young Texan living in the Big Apple? That's a sitcom waiting to happen!) Charlotte and I are taking more trips. So, I've been looking for some new travel Apps to make our trips to NY and other destinations a little more enjoyable. Here are some great new (and FREE) Apps that you're really gonna like - wherever your travels take you.


Picksie (free)Finding restaurants, bars and entertainment in the concrete jungle can be often intimidating. Picksie will recommend entertainment and gourmet destinations based on time, weather, location and individual personalization. The App works in 900 cities (Yes, even New York).


Waze (free): Want to know how long it'll take you to get to that restaurant, show or airport? This App can help you out. Waze is a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road. 100% powered by users, the more you drive, the better it gets. If you're thinking this App is like a real-time-traffic-report-Facebook-GPS, then you've got this one figured out. Check out video:



New York Pass Travel Guide (free)Whether a tourist or a native New Yorker, brush up on your knowledge about the Big Apple using this app which features fun facts, contact information and hours for over 55 New York attractions.


Roadify (free)Navigate around the New York City like a pro using Roadify's subway locator which lists subway lines in your vicinity. Time leaving for your destination around the shockingly accurate list of times the trains leave from those stations.


MoMA (free)Everyone can pretend to be an expert in the arts with the Museum of Modern Art app that keeps you updated on upcoming events, exhibits, information on art installations and even provides audio tours for different parts of the MoMA.


Take Me To My Car (free): Regardless of where you travel, you'll never forget where you parked your car with this handy app. It remembers where you parked - even when you can't -- and eliminates that "didn't we park over there?" helpless feeling. 100% of Baby Boomers agree that this App beats the s*** out of explaining to your wife why you can't find the car.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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