Green Travel Guides from TripSketch make planning easy

As gas prices take an apparent welcome dip and summer heats up, thoughts turn to summer getaways.  Whether it’s a trip to the coast, visiting family or just hitting the road, road trips take time consuming planning.

TripSketch, a San Francisco Bay area mobile travel and trip planning company, has just launched a suite of nine new mobile “apps” for the iPhone and Android called Regional Green Travel Guides.

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A new tool to help locate wandering Alzheimer’s patients

New GPS Shoes will help caregivers keep track of wandering elderly patients

Although no fully accurate statistics exist, around 30,000 cases of wandering Alzheimer’s patients are reported annually. The numbers could be significantly higher – some say over 120,000.

It’s estimated that approximately 60 percent of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s will wander off from their caregivers. Current statistics say 5.4 million Americans are living with this disease. And with baby boomers aging, those numbers could reach as high as 16 million by 2050.

There’s a new tool available to help caregivers keep track of those who might wander.

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Father and son capture outer space with everyday ingredients

A view of the blackness of space from the father and son amateur space capsule

Most of us have dreamed of going into space, whether we admit it out loud or not.

This past August, a father and son from Brooklyn, NY, achieved space – via an HD video camera and weather balloon.

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