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Archive for July, 2013

  • July 30, 2013
    Heathrow starts tracking passengers running late

    (Photo: Heathrow Airport) As a part of the ‘Positive Boarding’ program, London’s Heathrow Airport started using technology to inform airlines when individual passengers are running late and haven’t yet entered the security checkpoints; or if a traveler hasn’t yet made it to a checkpoint and has less than half an hour before their flight departs, […]

  • July 29, 2013
    Travel tip: Scan and save these images on an online cloud before traveling

    You must have heard from a lot of travelers, or read it online about being vigilant of your passport while traveling. And a lot of travelers don’t pay attention to that detail, until you come across someone who’s backpack got stolen and along with that was their passport, smartphone, etc. In such cases, the copies […]

  • July 29, 2013
    Botswana safari camp builds elephant bunker

    Senyati Safari Camp in Botswana has constructed an elephant bunker at their lodge near Kasane. It was a massive undertaking with huge earth works to dig a tunnel to allow people to walk quietly and unseen to the waterhole where they are allowed to watch and photograph wildlife at ground level. Senyati experiences hundreds of […]

  • July 26, 2013
    Travel tip: Angle laptop to avoid neck hunch on a flight

    Seat space, hence leg space, is getting smaller on planes and no one gives a rat’s ass about ergonomics. So if you plan to use a laptop while flying, get one of those laptop stands and keep your laptop at an angle to avoid hunching and hurt your back. In a post titled “3 Tips […]

  • July 23, 2013
    Ghost town 1: Kolmanskop, Namibia

    Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometers inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Jani Kolman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining […]

  • July 22, 2013
    From dreams to reality – Adventure spots to get thrilled!

    An intellectual rightly said (though not in these exact words) that dreams are meant for open eyes if they are to be accomplished and a dream most adventurous individuals cannot stay away from is traveling to places ‘normal’ being can dare to dream. And so the journey begins- hunting for some of the greatest spots […]

  • July 19, 2013
    Hostel Review: Tuko’s La Casa Real, Potosi, Bolivia

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: Yes Address: Calle Hoyos, Potosi, Bolivia Phone: +59122119024 Website: — This grandeur hotel is located in the heart of Potosi and walking distance from the main square. Most of the sights in Potosi are located around Calle Ayacucho and Tuko’s La Casa Real is located on Calle Hoyos, […]

  • July 19, 2013
    Nicaragua launches free emergency helpline for travelers

    Being one of the safest countries in Central America, Nicaragua has taken security of tourists a step further by launching a free emergency number to provide assistance to travelers. The Nicaraguan Tourism Board informed that dialing “101” will help tourists in case of accidents, loss of travel documents or any other situation that requires immediate […]

  • July 19, 2013
    Simple, stress-free yoga for travel

    Summer travel is already here for all of us living in the Northern Hemisphere and lengthy travel times in flights, trains or cars can be uncomfortable, while leading to Deep Vein Thrombosis. A little mobility and yoga goes a long way to avoid the stress. Yoga for travel is one of the best options to […]

  • July 19, 2013
    Travel tip: How to access offline Google Maps on iOS

    We always recommend getting lost in a city or town rather than using maps, which is another reason to talk to locals asking for directions or for that amazing restaurant. But if you’re searching for something specific, then maps help. Most travelers don’t have data connectivity while on the road in international destinations and sometimes […]

  • July 17, 2013
    Hostel Review: Loki Hostel, La Paz, Bolivia

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: Yes Address: Calle Loayza #420, La Paz, Bolivia Phone: +59122119024 Website: Looking for a hostel to party? Then this is your place. Located in the heart of the city, minutes away from Prado (main street in La Paz), Loki Hostel is the perfect combination of fiesta and […]

  • July 17, 2013
    WhatsApp goes free on iOS, but with a catch

    There are a lot of free messaging apps for smartphones that allow you to stay in touch with your family & friends while you’re traveling to all the exotic places around the world. Our favorite has been WhatsApp which up until now cost 99 cents – is now free on iOS! There’s a slight catch […]

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