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WiFox And DroneMate Apps Are On Sale Now As Part Of The foXnoMad Air Pack

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A little over a year ago I released the WiFox app, a map of airport wifi passwords from around the world for Android and iOS, which has since become a top 7 download in the travel category of the Apple App Store. Several months ago, I released my second app DroneMate, a continuously updated guide to all the drone laws around the world.

Both are available for iOS and Android as separate purchases but now on iOS for iPhone and iPad, they’re part of the foXnoMad Air Pack. The foXnoMad Air Pack includes WiFox and DroneMate together and saves you 15% on the download. Current WiFox users can complete the bundle and get DroneMate at a 25% discount. (Unfortunately Google Play doesn’t support app discount bundles.)

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One More Thing

In addition to the discounted price, there will be a few other surprises with the foXnoMad Air Pack in the near future. The foXnoMad Air Pack is available now for iOS devices and can be gifted to traveling friends as well.

One Year Since Release, WiFox Is Now A Top 7 App Store Download

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In August of 2016, I released the first version of WiFox, an offline map of airport wireless and lounge passwords from around the world, on iOS. A month later, the Android version of WiFox became available. In that time, WiFox has been a trending app on Google Play and the 7th most popular travel app on iOS.

It’s been a busy year – WiFox 14.0 is out for iOS, 21.0 for Android – here’s some of what’s been going on, as well as a little sale, details below.

WiFox Around The Web

Currently available in over 30 languages, WiFox has been reviewed or mentioned by Mashable, lifehacker, TIME, The New York Times, plus a lot of other places. Many of you sent me emails with links of WiFox appearing in international publications for which I am grateful, thank you very much for your support.

time magazine logo   mashable logo   huffpost logo   lifehacker logo   buzzfeed logo   msn logo

iflscience logo   the new york times logo   business insider logo   yahoo logo   el pais logo   the independent logo

WiFox now has over 920 airports with passwords and details on how to get online. (New wifi connection information is updated literally around the clock.) I continue to develop WiFox as well with added features, graphics, performance enhancements in each version.

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No Ads, No In-App Purchases, No Privacy Sales

Your privacy is still very important to me, something which not only goes for the WiFox app, the foXnoMad website, but my DroneMate app as well. The WiFox privacy policy is very clear. I mention this because a (surprising) number of companies have offered me a lot of money to modify WiFox so it could be used to collect various data about its users. I’ve refused them all. I recommend you check the privacy policy of any app you download, particularly ones that are free to download. You may be paying with your personal information instead.

Bundle Up With The foXnoMad Air Pack

On the App Store right now, WiFox is part of the foXnoMad Air Pack. You can download WiFox for half off when you purchase it with DroneMate (or the other way around). Current WiFox users can get 25% off DroneMate to complete the Air Pack bundle.

Those of you who’ve downloaded WiFox, if you’re happy with the app, I would really appreciate your 5-star review on Google Play or the App Store. You can also email me any feedback or feature requests as well.

I wanted to catch you up on WiFox since I don’t often get the opportunity to follow up here on foXnoMad. I also want to thank you all for your continued support of WiFox, the other projects I work on, and of course, the foXnoMad site. You are the reason I get to do what I love for a living as I get closer to my goal of visiting every country in the world.

I’ve Got Good, Free Coffee For You That Supports A Great Cause

Although coffee might not seem directly travel or technology related, it fuels a lot of our days when we’re on the road – and back home as well. A good friend of mine Felipe and his wife recently created a coffee subscription service that brings unique blends right to your door. At 1723 Coffee Roasters, you can choose single-origin, organic coffee blends from South and Central America to be delivered to your home or office on a weekly or monthly basis. For every subscription purchase, 1723 Coffee Roasters in partnership with the non-profit Techo, will help rebuild a home for a family that has been affected by a natural disaster in Central and South America.

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Felipe was kind enough to give all of us a coupon code so you can get your first order free on any subscription. There are more details in the video above but go to 1723Coffee.com, use the code “NOMAD” at checkout, and enjoy your next brew!

Geek Takeover Week 2017 On foXnoMad Begins Now

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I love traveling and technology but this week I and my guests may not write about either. I’m guessing if you follow my site, there’s probably a good chance you’re a geek about something. Every August on foXnoMad, the geeks takeover with a new post each day covering science, science-fiction, fantasy, and more.

You’ve been warned. You’ll be assimilated. The geeks are here…

Monday: Geek Takeover Week 2017 On foXnoMad Has Begun

Tuesday: When You Travel In A Plane, Time Slows Down For You: Here’s How To Calculate By How Much

Wednesday: A Potterhead Shares 5 Things You Must Do When Visiting Harry Potter World In Orlando

Thursday: All The Cosplay Pictures From The 2017 Star Trek Convention In Las Vegas

Friday: Why Do People Travel To Star Trek Conventions?

May the Force be with you or live long and prosper, depending on your preference. I hope you’ll enjoy the posts I’ve prepared for you this week. There won’t be any new posts next week from August 21-25th, and regular twice-a-week posting resumes on August 29th. Qa’plah!

After Years Of Coming Close, Granada, Spain, Finally Wins The Best City To Visit Tournament

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The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament is often unpredictable in predictable ways. A Romanian city advancing deep into the tournament is certainly no anomaly (they’ve been in the Championship for the past 5 consecutive years) but like in 2016, the Iberian Peninsula has stopped them one shy of the win. Granada, Spain, which has been to the Final Four in 2013 and 2015, finally got the momentum it needed from your votes to win The 2017 Best City To Visit Travel Tournament.


For the first time in 8 years when I began the best city contest, a city I’ve been to previously has won the tournament. I’m looking forward to returning to one of my favorite cities in the world, seeing how both it and I have changed since the last time. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting my plans for visiting Granada this year, as well as catch you up on the non-profit efforts in Lisbon, Portugal, the 2016 Best City.

Congratulations also to Tianna, a newsletter subscriber of mine who nominated Granada and wins a $600 gift card to one of several online stores. Damian, who nominated Campina, has $50 coming his way, and everyone who made it to the Final Four, $25 toward your next travel gear. (You’ll be receiving emails before the end of today and need to respond by April 25th to claim your prizes.)

Thank you everyone who participated in this year’s tournament, either by nominating a city or voting. I’m going extend those thanks by expanding the prizes quite a bit for the 2018 tournament. For those of you unhappy with the selection of cities this year (there are always some haters) follow foXnoMad on Facebook so you don’t miss picking your favorite city for the 2018 tournament beginning next February.

The Best City To Visit 2017 Championship: Vote For Granada Or Campina

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Beginning more than a month ago, the initial 64 cities nominated by you for The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2017, are down to two countries who are no strangers to the contest. Although the Romanian streak was stopped last year by Lisbon, Portugal, they’ve been in the Championship an impressive 5 tournaments in a row. Granada has also done well in past tournaments, making the Final Four in 2015, and handily defeated Vancouver last week. All this week though it’s Campina vs. Granada and your votes will determine which is named The Best City To Visit in 2017.

Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, April 9th, 5pm US EST. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. Good luck to all the remaining cities!


I’ll be posting the winner next week, Tuesday, April 11th as well as notify all of you who have won prizes in the tournament. Plus, some travel news on the winning city as well as updates on charity efforts for the 2016 and 2017 winning cities.

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