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Archive for August, 2013

  • August 29, 2013
    The easiest ways to learn German on the road

    Learning a new language to the point where one is flawlessly fluent is quite challenging, especially in the years of adulthood. As a child, or when at school we are physiologically and psychologically more prone to picking up faster as our lack of higher responsibility, stressful duties and the rhythm of our lifestyles dictate meanwhile […]

  • August 23, 2013
    Predict the best time to book your hotel room with TheSuitest

    Most of the agregator websites like priceline,, orbitz, expedia, etc. will display hotel rates but will not tell you if you need to book your room now or later for the best price. Similar to Kayak, that predicts air fares, TheSuitest predicts hotel room rates. All you have to do is enter your destination […]

  • August 23, 2013
    Tips on best seats to catch some Z’s on an airplane

    Sleeping on an airplane is not comfortable so how does one know which seats will give the best sleep? John E. DiScala, the editor in chief of the travel-information site and a guy who knows a thing or two about getting shut-eye above 30,000 feet shares tips: The window seat of an exit row—as […]

  • August 21, 2013
    Lotus resort in China’s desert

    In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel, that doesn’t seem like a particularly convenient place to vacation. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular […]

  • August 15, 2013
    Visa-on-arrival to India for 43 countries (Updated)

    Update: November 26, 2014 Tourists traveling to India from 43 countries will now be able to apply online and receive the approval within four working days, before getting their visa at an airport on arrival. Britain, India’s former colonial master, is not included on the new list. Under the scheme, tourists will be able to […]

  • August 12, 2013
    Musical road, Lancaster, California (VIDEO)

    About one hour’s drive north of Los Angeles, in the city of Lancaster, lies one of four musical roads in the world. The Civic Musical Road is at Avenue G between 30th Street West and 40th Street West. Covering a quarter-mile stretch of road, the Musical Road uses grooves cut into the asphalt to replicate […]

  • August 2, 2013
    Currency – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: $0.99 Bang for buck: Ease of use: The looks: Although most of the currency conversion apps provide the same basic functionality of, you guessed it, currency conversion, there are some that stand out in the way they perform. With a clean, sleek and modern interface, Currency has potential in the design playground, […]

  • August 1, 2013
    Amazing Madrid travel with a limited budget

    As a teacher and traveler in Spain I’ve had the opportunity to explore almost every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, but none holds such a special place in my heart as Madrid. Madrid is the capital city and cultural and economic center of Spain. This vibrant metropolis is home to some of the […]

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