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Archive for September, 2011

  • September 16, 2011
    mileBlaster for iOS is an excellent app to manage frequent flier miles & free for limited time

    CNET Reviewed this app as one of 10 essential apps for frequent fliers. mileBlaster shows your progress for each travel reward program entered, providing details on your progress towards awards and alerting you to mile expiration, and also informs you about current and relevant mile bonuses. Many airline mileage reward program miles expire after no […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Hacker Fares on Kayak will save you money on airfares introduced a new term called Hacker Fares, along with their ‘nonstop’, ‘1 stop’ options, that allows you to book two one-way flights with separate airlines and separate tickets. The whole idea is to save money by choosing one-way flights on different airlines. You can always deactivate this option by unchecking the “Show results that […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Australian passport to get three gender options

    Australian passports will now have three gender options – male, female and indeterminate – under new guidelines to remove discrimination against transgender people, the government said Thursday. Transgender people and those of ambiguous sex will now be able to list their gender on passports with an ‘X’ if their choice is supported by a doctor’s […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Seychelles and Turkey will have visa-free travel between them

    More and more countries are signing the Visa Waiver programs that allows citizens of either countries to travel to the other without a visa for specific number of days. Earlier this year, we had reported that travel between Georgia and Turkey was passport-free. And now the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has completed a Visa […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for latest news, articles & updates

    Consider liking us on Facebook if you spend more time there. We post a lot of articles, stories and other travel related stuff from around the web, so you’re in touch with everything that’s happening on the planet. Not a fan of Facebook, you say? How about Twitter? Oh yeah! Head over to Twitter to […]

  • September 13, 2011
    Google Flight-search is fast, intuitive tool for cheap flight search

    Google just launched Google Flights Search, a fast, intuitive airline search tool. As compared to other sites like Hipmunk and Kayak, Google Flights is really fast in displaying results and like most travel sites, it does not show the “searching airlines” intermediary screen. Moreover, you can see the results on Google Map where you can […]

  • September 8, 2011
    Triposo launches FREE travel guides for web, iOS and Android

    Two ex-Googlers – Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga – officially unveiled the new mobile travel guide Triposo, which aggregates all the information that is freely available from seven different sources, including Wikitravel, Wikipedia, World66 and Openstreetmap. Thus, the Triposo algorithm takes travel information from seven of the biggest open source aggregators (and several closed resources […]

  • September 8, 2011
    Increase in Kenya’s park fees

    Visitors to Kenya’s national parks now pay US$80 per person, per day to enter into the prime national parks across the country, up from the discontinued low and shoulder season tariffs of US$60. “Our recovery is still ongoing; there are many factors out there which can set us back this year. We are ahead in […]

  • September 8, 2011
    TSA will soon stop making you remove shoes

    Most of us travelers have seen it over and again that it’s only at U.S. airports that one is asked to remove shoes when going through airport security. European and Asian airports allow passengers to keep ’em on. Now, at some unspecified point in the future, passengers will be able to go through airport security […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Travel tip: Saving money on Frontier Airlines (U.S. only)

    If you are flying Frontier Airlines, then avoid paying baggage fees by having a bag that is small enough to call a carry-on, but big enough to not fit in the small overhead bin in the aircraft. Once you’re at the gate, Frontier Airlines will “gate-check” your bag by tagging it with a pink-slip for […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Airlines offer V.I.P. treatment for a price

    Waiting in long security lines is annoying for any passenger and everyone wished they could sweep through and get in front of the line or board the plane along with the first class passengers. This is possible now. Some airlines are offering services reserved for V.I.P.s and celebrities to the common man for a price. […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Photos: Alisal Ranch, California

    The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open […]

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