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Archive for June, 2012

  • June 30, 2012
    TravelSpinner offers personalized service to plan your next trip

    Earlier, we had reviewed FlightFox that will find the best flight deal for you, of course with a fee. Now, TravelSpinner is a similar website where they collect your travel request on an easy-to-use online form before submitting it to three relevant specialists. You enter the usual details such as number of travelers, destination, length […]

  • June 30, 2012
    Guide to selecting the perfect hostel

    You will pay a large amount of money for a hotel because of the facilities and staff-costs, but staying at a hostel does not resemble to a nice hotel. At a hostel, you pay a small amount for basic amenities, but never assume the $25 you pay for a bunk will live up to your […]

  • June 27, 2012
    Save money by traveling in a group

    Traveling solo has it’s advantages of going around and about at your own pace and schedule. But whether you live in hotels or hostels (for private rooms), it doesn’t come cheap. If you prefer staying in a private room at a hostel, then you will still have to pay for two or more people, depending […]

  • June 26, 2012
    Transoceanic WiFi is coming soon

    We all need some down time from the electronics we use in our daily lives – be it e-readers or iPads, iPhones, etc. It’s good to be offline once in a while and just relax, but flying in cramped airlines on a transoceanic flight is not the best way to take that breather. So most […]

  • June 25, 2012
    London Tube gets upgraded with free wifi for Olympic games

    The first London Tube stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer was announced by London Underground and Virgin Media. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July. With the Olympic games starting […]

  • June 19, 2012
    Sunshine or rain, plan your trip based on weather on your route

    Who wouldn’t like a nice sunny, not-so-hot weather when on a road trip? Created by design studio Stamen for the Weather Channel, Trip Planner is a web app that forecasts the weather along your route with a combination of Weather Channel and Google Maps. Just put in your start and end locations and the app […]

  • June 18, 2012
    DIY rolling duffel bag by adding detachable wheels

    Most duffel bags these days come with attached wheels, but if you still own one without wheels, then RonnK has an excellent tip for you. You don’t have to spend money on buying a new one because Instructables user RonnyK shows off a relatively simple way to add detachable wheels to nearly any bag you […]

  • June 14, 2012
    This tiny backpack fits in pocket, but packs a lot of stuff

    PackBack is a feather-weight backpack from Trek Light Gear that weighs just 3 ounces and can fold into a package the size of a child’s fist, but with the super-strong parachute nylon, it is able to carry more than 30 pounds. The parachute nylon is strong and resistant to mildew and rot. It stuffs into […]

  • June 12, 2012
    Airline increases baggage fee to $100 for international routes

    Starting June 1, 2012, United Airlines announced that it will raise the cost of a second checked bag on such flights from $70 to $100. “This change reflects an increase in costs associated with carrying bags, such as fuel and handling,” the airline said in a statement, according to UPI. Last year, the charge had […]

  • June 9, 2012
    Guide to Jewish Quarter in Old City, Jerusalem

    Point of Departure: Jaffa Gate or Zion Gate Duration: 3-4 hours Enter Jaffa Gate, in the direction of David Street, the main street of the Old City’s oriental market, then pass through the market to Ha’shalsheket Street. You will see beautiful Mameluke buildings that were used as Muslim religious places of learning – “Madrasa”. Turning […]

  • June 8, 2012
    Choose your airline seat based on the position of the sun

    Customizing your airline seat based on social media, or your mood is out there and more airlines are trying to make it easier for you. But ever wondered what side of the plane is the best in order to avoid that early morning glare? Or you want to make sure you capture a beautiful sunset […]

  • June 8, 2012
    Sarangkot in Nepal has the world’s craziest Zipline

    The city of Pokhara in Nepal has the world’s most craziest zipline – an astounding drop of 2,000 feet (600 meters) and a distance of almost 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers). Just finished at Sarangkot, you ride at super speeds of about 87mph (140 kmph) at the ZipFlyer Nepal, the world’s craziest, most extreme zipline. That […]

  • June 5, 2012
    Hands-on experience with Israel’s Ben Gurion airport security

    Lately, there has been news about how security at Israel’s airports have been tightened and people are being asked to login in to their email accounts. Before going to Israel last month, I was told and warned about the excruciating long hours of security and screening one may have to go through; and how people […]

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