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Archive for September, 2011

  • September 30, 2011
    Tips: Ears popping when flying and remedy

    From BBC – Dr Trisha Macnair Why do the ears make a popping sensation? The ear consists of three chambers: The outer ear canal which leads up to the ear drum. The middle ear chamber behind the drum which is filled with air. The very specialized inner ear. The air in the middle ear is […]

  • September 30, 2011
    How to sleep on a long-haul flight

    Reposted from John Graham-Cunning’s post To the annoyance of people around me I have no trouble sleeping on long haul flights. And I don’t take any fancy medication to do so. Having traveled a lot I’ve come to the conclusion that sleeping on a plane is a matter of attitude and a little preparation. This […]

  • September 30, 2011
    Finnair to start Helsinki-Dubrovnik route

    In April next year, Finnair will launch a direct route from Helsinki to Dubrovnik, located at the southern tip of Croatia. The route will be flown three times per week in the summer season, from April 2 – October 10, 2012. “Dubrovnik in Croatia has been a frequently requested route by Finnair’s Asian customers. We […]

  • September 30, 2011
    Bing introduces maps for U.S. airports

    Bing announced today the launch of airport maps for 42 major airports across the U.S., with plans to expand to other airports over time. The new feature is available now in Bing Maps on the desktop. With this, you can see inside airports in order to locate terminals, check-in counters, restrooms, shops, restaurants, baggage claim […]

  • September 28, 2011
    Tips on Finding Cheap Hotels, Resorts and Timeshares

    Featured Post   When budgeting for a vacation, we tend to factor in our accommodation as a significant chunk of the expense, however if we do our research, this doesn’t always have to be the case. In the old days, finding an inexpensive place to stay took a lot of phone calls and frustration, but […]

  • September 28, 2011
    These are the planes above your house right now

    Wolfram Aplha has introduced a new feature that will show all the flights over your house by simply entering “planes overhead” in its search bar, and Wolfram Alpha will provide a list of flights overhead based on your current geoIP location. You can also click on specific flights to get the latest flight status, departure […]

  • September 28, 2011
    Lonely Planet puts ten city guides on sale for World Tourism Day, until Friday

    In celebration of World Tourism Day, Lonely Planet is giving away ten bestselling City Travel Guide apps for iPhone and iPod for US$1.99 (normally US$5.99). (Sale prices in other regions: AU$1.99, UK £1.49, EU 1,59 €). The sale lasts for three days, so be sure to grab these by Friday. Sound good? Download your the […]

  • September 26, 2011
    TSA’s ‘Known Traveler’ program to kick off in four U.S. airports

    A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security officials hope will lead to shorter lines for most airline passengers while allowing screeners to focus on real, intelligence-based threats to aviation. In a move announced earlier this summer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will […]

  • September 26, 2011
    TripColor is a live-picture-blogging app for iOS

    Link on iTunes: TripColor Cost: Free Travelers can keep a diary of their day to day travels by adding a real-time picture to the post while creating either public or private trips on this free app for iOS called TripColor. If you’re unable to see a particular destination then just browser itineraries of other fellow […]

  • September 26, 2011
    Why millions of Americans travel overseas for surgeries?

    By our guest writer – Deepika Garg While the healthcare system in the US is robust, not all Americans can afford to undergo medical treatments in their very own country. The rising cost of medical facilities and services coupled with the ever increasing unemployment rate has put many people in a fix. Those who require […]

  • September 25, 2011
    Tip: Do it yourself travel clothesline for $1

    For backpackers and travelers with one bag, facilities like doing laundry using a washer and dryer is a luxury. Traveling cheap and light means carrying one small backpack which means you’ll have to learn to do laundry in hotel rooms, bathroom sinks, and other areas without a washer and dryer. You can easily wash your […]

  • September 25, 2011
    Tips: Travel light by washing clothes using laundry soap

    If you’re a frequent traveler who prefers to pack light with just one carry on bag you’ll be doing a lot of laundry in your hotel sink. You can buy small packets of Woolite, but if you’re going on an extended trip a bar of laundry soap will last a lot longer. Financial blog Mr. […]

  • September 25, 2011
    Big Pocket Travel vest lets you carry an entire suitcase of items on you

    If you’re worried about the baggage fees airlines charge you these days then this Big Pocket Travel jacket, a low-cost, over-sized, airline-friendly, light-weight jacket is the ideal travel accessory for you that lets you carry up to 22 pounds of stuff with you on the plane. Created by British company Rufus Roo, the Travel jacket […]

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