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Forgo bulky travel guides and get the skinny electronically instead. With Frommer’s for the iPad (and iPhone), you can now navigate, compare and discover recommended spots in places like Japan, France, Spain and good ol’ California, USA by simply tapping the screen. Along with high-res photos highlighting each destination, the app offers interactive features including direct links to restaurants, hotels and attractions; real-time weather; and the ability to share your own experiences and suggestions with other travelers. It’s exploring made easy. $10 to $15 per guide, www.inkling.com/frommers.