Travel From Home: Apps for seeing the world on your phone
agentcoco says: I am certain I have Gypsy blood in me and every so often wanderlust strikes, but my neither my schedule or my bank account will let me take off to Cairo at a moment's notice. When this happens, I rely on these apps to take me places.
Rough Guides World Lens You open this app to find a mosaic of photos from all over the world. Tap an image and it shows you what it is, where it is and a little history about whatever the subject is. Beautiful pictures and genuinely interesting facts make this a very cool app!
Fotopedia Heritage Open up the map in this app to tap wherever your heart desires to "travel" to. Tap on a purple pin to see and learn about different points of interest. Beautiful images coupled with wikipedia descriptions make this a well rounded app.
Factbook - Global View This app is more like an encyclopedia of all the Nations in the world. This gives you stats, maps, history, and though on the dry side of things still, it's always good to learn about other countries!