One of the nicer small features of the iPad (and iOS) App Store is the way topical sections are added to the Featured area throughout the year.
This week’s example is a new featured section titled ‘Plan Your Vacation’. It’s a hand-picked (with Apple’s customary secret sauce methods) list of 31 apps that cover just about every aspect of planning a vacation. From flight information apps like Hipmunk (our Best Free iPad of the Week choice last week) to the Tripit travel organizer app, to one of my favorites, the gorgeous 50 Places of a Lifetime from National Geographic. There are navigation apps, a guide to US national parks, a Rough Guides app, and lots more.
If you’re in need of any help in planning your summer vacation (or one for later in the year) this section looks like quite a good starting point. You’ll find it in the rotating list of featured sections on the Featured tab of the iPad App Store.