Published June 21, 2012
If you're making travel plans for the summer, be sure to check out these apps before you book.
Take a peek inside hotels and restaurants before you make a reservation with TourWrist -- a free social-networking app that teleports you into your destination with 360-degree panoramic views of locations around the world. Uploaded by users, the 3D-viewing technology tracks your device movement to show corresponding views on-screen.
Barefoot World Atlas
Discover new adventures with Barefoot World Atlas, an interactive 3D Globe app for your iPad.
Remember your old school light-up globe that had a looking glass to explore the wonders of the planet? Push that aside -- this $7.99 app updates with real time data like weather, population, capital city and more.
You can navigate around the globe by pinching and zooming, immersing yourself in the different regions and countries of the world.
A must have for international travel, iParrot Talking Dictionary clearly pronounces foreign words for you. The free app includes commonly used words such as food and drink, transportation, travel etc.
Download iParrot Talking Dictionary: Apple iTunes
You will also want to download the Photo Translator app for $1.99. Take a photo of any text, sign, or object and the app will translate it into the language of your choice.
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