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5 Favorite Travel Apps for Women

By Bob on March 22, 2012 5:11 AM

Charlotte and her girlfriends are a traveling bunch. There's nothing they like better (with the possible exception of shoe shopping) than getting together on a new trip adventure.

Since she likes to get up and go with her gal pals, I'm always on the lookout for new Apps that'll make her travels without me just a little easier (and safer). Thanks to our friends at ViaHerWorld I've found five new Apps that make even the road less travelled - a LOT easier to navigate.


To Stay Organized:


Tripit helps you consolidate all your travel reservations (hotels, air, car rentals, etc). Simply forward all your travel reservations to plans@tripit.com and Tripit builds an itinerary for you. It's more than convenient - it adds a layer of protection. You can share your itineraries with your friends and family members who will know exactly which flight you are taking, where you are staying, etc. It's great in case of emergency.
Trip It-600.jpgPacking Pro

This app is a great tool to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to creating multiple packing lists, it also helps you build "to do" lists, so you don't forget anything.

Packing Pro-480.jpgTo Stay Safe:

Call A Taxi

Call A Taxi finds the closest taxi companies in your area. Let's say you are stuck in the middle of a city that you are not familiar with and can't find a taxi, this app will connect you to the closest taxi station.


Call a Taxi-245.jpgTo Travel Like A Local:

All Subway

This app contains subway maps from hundred of cities around the world! Want to know how to get to Macy's on 34th Street? This App will tell you how to get there.

Google Translate

Google Translate does more than translate your sentences - it also speaks them so you know how to pronounce the words.

One word of caution: some translations are not perfectly accurate -- particularly long sentences -- but this is one of the best apps around. So, if you wind up ordering "Squid swimming in banana pudding" don't blame me. Just smile like you're trying to beat a speeding ticket and send it back!

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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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