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Archive for February, 2011

  • February 24, 2011
    FAQs about European VAT

    Visiting a European country can be expensive, especially with the increase in VAT (Value Added Tax) across most of the European countries. UK, for example, raised the VAT from a 17.5% to an all-time high of 20%. There are ways travellers to these countries can get a refund on the VAT and these rules differ […]


  • February 24, 2011
    Squaremouth names top travel insurance providers for 2010

    Squaremouth names Travelex and Travel Insured International as top travel insurance providers for 2010, based on number of policies sold and premium volume sold. Travelex ranked first in number of policies sold, while Travel Insured ranked first in premium volume sold. Travel Insured experienced the most significant increase last year, largely resulting from policy changes […]


  • February 20, 2011
    What the f*ck is that Owl-shaped head in Dubrovnik, Croatia?

    Where: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia As you start walking the Stradun (main road) after entering the Old Town of Dubrovnik through the Pile Gate, look carefully and you might spot a strange gargoyle head protruding from a stone wall. It’s on the left side, just next to the entrance to the Franciscan monastery and the […]


  • February 20, 2011
    Airline fees and how to avoid them

    We all hate paying way more than what we should be in fees – whether it’s booking fees or baggage fees or fees for using the toilets! We have compiled some of those fees and solutions on how to avoid them. Download the Ultimate Guide to Airline fees (PDF) Also check out a list of […]


  • February 11, 2011
    Check travel insurance policies for “civil unrest”

    With the ongoing uprising in Egypt, many travelers were surprised to find out their insurance policies don’t include civil unrest in the trip cancellation/interruption coverage. If you’re planning a trip to Egypt and haven’t yet bought travel insurance, the cancellation/interruption coverage no longer applies because the company now considers civil unrest a “foreseeable event.” But […]


  • February 5, 2011
    Indian and Chinese nationals can avail of visa-upon-arrival for Armenia

    Armenia Diaspora reports that Indian and Chinese nationals will now be able to get their visas upon arrival in Yerevan, after the Armenian Government decided to relax visa norms for these two countries. In 2008, Armenia made a list to include 18 states, which are required to have invitations from Armenia to apply for entry […]


  • February 4, 2011
    Free Facebook access on in-flight wi-fi for Feb 2011

    Starting February 4, 2011, seven major airlines in United States are giving away Facebook on their Wi-Fi networks all month for free! It’s part of a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet. The free Facebook service will be available on North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska […]


  • February 4, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 1

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Download Lonely Planet N. American iPhone city guides for free

    Download 13 free Lonely Planet city guide apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad for free through Friday. Normally, they can cost as much as $5.99 each to download. The apps provide information on lodging, shopping, dining, festivals, arts sporting evens, internet availability, local history and more. According to Lonely Planet’s blog post, they are making […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Crossing Bosnian territory between Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia

    We are excited about our travel to Croatia this summer and will be blogging from there in the month of May so watch this space for our itinerary, travel plans and much more! As per our itinerary, we may be driving from Split to Dubrovnik in Croatia and as the map below shows, one has […]


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