While I love to travel when my schedule permits, I hate being away from a place that I’m so familiar with…home. When I need a massage after a stressful day of last minute Christmas shopping I know exactly where to go. Or when the liquor runs out at the Christmas Eve gift wrapping party, I would know which party store to purchase more from. Again, this is when I’m in the comfort of my own city, but what do you do when you’re traveling and know nothing about the go-to retailers in the area? You get on your smart-phone and make it happen, duh! There are thousands of phone applications at your finger tips. From home surveillance while you’re away to having the dispensary come to you, it’s now an iPhone request away. Here’s my top six must-have travel applications:
Home Surveillance: Canary
Canary is a complete home security system packed into a single device – a modern approach to security that lets you protect the people and places you care about most. It’s built to learn and adapt to your patterns over time; whenever it detects something out of the ordinary in your house or apartment, Canary sends intelligent notifications with HD video and and audio directly to your smartphone. That way you can make smart decisions when something’s wrong and feel connected when everything’s right.
Installation: Simple setup. Plug in Canary, connect to the Internet and you’re ready to go. No tools or installation required.
Dry Cleaning: Washio
Clean clothes are just a tap away with Washio, the nation’s leading dry cleaning and laundry delivery app. With 24-hour turnaround times, early morning and late night availability and service 7 days a week, Washio provides the ultimate convenience in dry cleaning and laundry.
Washio is available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the East Bay, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, DC with more cities on the way.
Personal Assistant: Postmates
Postmates delivers from every restaurant and store in minutes! Order from Chipotle, Starbucks, Apple, and thousands of popular local merchants at the touch of a button, on-demand.
Massage & Spa: Zeel
Getting a great massage has never been easier! Zeel delivers top-quality massage from vetted, licensed therapists to your home, hotel or office in as little as an hour from the time you book. Start as early as 8am and as late as 10:30pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
You can find Zeel Massage On Demand in the greater New York City area, included Westchester, Long Island, and The Hamptons as well as norther New Jersey and southern Connecticut; South Florida, including Miami, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach; the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Area; Boston; Chicagoland; Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and San Diego Counties and the Palm Springs area; and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Liquor & Spirits: Thirstie
Thirstie is an on-demand wine, beer, and spirits marketplace that makes getting alcohol as easy as ordering food. Search for your favorite brands – or discover new ones – from the comfort of your couch and have them delivered to your doorstep within the hour. Simply choose your bottles, select delivery time, and track your order in real time.
Thirstie currently delivers to most of the New York, Hoboken, Jersey City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Minneapolis, Ft. Collins Washington, D.C. New Haven, Toronto, Ottawa and will be expanding to other areas soon.
Medical Doctor or Dispensary : Eaze
An easy-to-use interface and live video functionality makes EazeMD the easiest and fastest way to get the help you need! You can even load an image of your medical marijuana card, pick a referred strain, and Eaze will have an eighth at your door in 15 minutes for $25.
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