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Archive for January, 2013

  • January 31, 2013
    Visit the Grand Canyon virtually on Google Imagery

    The Grand Canyon is a majestic place and if you have never visited before then now you can, by just a click of your mouse. Google Maps launched a panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments. Whether you are planning a hike or just wondering the history behind the canyon, head […]

  • January 29, 2013
    Find the best travel rewards card based on your needs

    One of the best ways to earn flyer miles and travel points is to put all your spending on one rewards card. A lot of airlines and hotels offer various cards with offers from first free bag to luxury free 3-night stay, depending on the points you have earned. May also offer partner deals with […]

  • January 28, 2013
    Sedlec Ossuary, Kutná Hora in pictures

    Located in Kutna Hora, a town in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic just a short train ride away from Prague, is the Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice Sedlec); also known as the Church of Bones. The small chapel was constructed in 1511 to house the bones from abolished graves and is estimated to contain the […]

  • January 22, 2013
    Guide to backing-up your pictures

    With all the social websites out there, everyone wants to share and save their travel memories – especially save. There are cameras of all sorts – point-n-shoot, DSLR and smartphone cameras – and everyone carry at least one of them. Taking photos is a great way to remember your travel moments for life and share […]

  • January 22, 2013
    Board early on Southwest Airlines by paying a fee

    Various airlines have invented fees in the last few years to get their budgets rolling, and after comparing all the fees, one may see that budget-carrier Southwest has restrained itself from charging baggage fees fro the first bag on its flights. But considering the fact that Southwest Airlines don’t have assigned seating, you may have […]

  • January 21, 2013
    Tikal Mayan Ruins, Guatemala in pictures

    Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared […]

  • January 18, 2013
    Hostel Review: Hotel Kakchiquel, Panajachel, Guatemala

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: No. Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala Website: Good location, good service, but rooms are ok There are rooms in this hotel that range from semi-luxury to backpacker-cheap. This simply means that depending on the price you’re willing to pay, you can get a range to choose from. […]

  • January 17, 2013
    American Airlines rebrands itself

    American Airlines unveiled a new logo as part of an effort to revitalize the brand. Introducing a sleek new look, the airlines expect to grace the company’s much touted new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will hit the skies January 31. Other changes at the airline will include increased international service, fully lay-flat business class seats […]

  • January 15, 2013
    United offers wi-fi on international flights, becomes the first U.S. airline to launch

    With a lot of other airlines already providing wi-fi on international flights, United Airlines is getting onboard with satellite-based Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the first of its international widebody aircraft, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes. The aircraft, a Boeing 747 […]

  • January 15, 2013
    Wikivoyage online travel guide launched

    The non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage, which was already in beta for a while, is a free online travel guide that, just like Wikipedia, is edited collaboratively. It currently features about 50,000 articles and has attracted a core group of about 200 volunteer editors. The site […]

  • January 13, 2013
    United Airlines launches door-to-door baggage delivery service for a fee (Updated)

    Last August, American Airlines launched door-to-door baggage delivery service, and now United Airlines launched the same. The new service enables customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations – within 100 miles of their arrival airports – and skip baggage claim upon arrival. Bags are delivered by BagsVIP and will initially […]

  • January 11, 2013
    Visit the very unique ‘hotel’ website for a good cause

    Faktum is Gothenburg’s street newspaper, and recently they launched a website called ‘Faktum Hotels‘. The first impression of this image-heavy and well-designed website is yet another hotel website. But this is not a hotel brand. Faktum Hotels is a project to attract donations for as many as 3,400 homeless people living in the Swedish second […]

  • January 10, 2013
    Hostel Review: D’Nest Inn, Belize City, Belize

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: Yes Address: 475 Cedar St, Belama, Belize City, Belize Website: Great rooms, serene location, family-run B&B If you’re in Belize to experience the cayes and the islands, then this may not be the place for you to stay. As it’s well-known, Belize City doesn’t have much to […]

  • January 9, 2013
    Hostel Review: Hostal Los Volcanes, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: No. Address: 16 Street 8-00 Zone 13, Aurora 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala Website: Rude staff, terrible rooms, cheap hostel If you’re looking for cheap accommodation right outside the Guatemala City airport, then this may be a good option. But consider this as your last option because the […]

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