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Archive for November, 2013

  • November 22, 2013
    Know security wait times at major airports using WhatsBusy (U.S. only)

    Waiting in line at the airport security checkpoints is something no one really likes. And what if we knew what the estimated wait times were? Well, WhatsBusy just does that! For major airports around the United States (only for now), WhatsBusy will mine historical data from the TSA and airlines, and show approximate wait times […]

  • November 21, 2013
    New billboard ads point at actual planes flying overhead (Video)

    If you are visiting London now or in few days soon, then look out for the British Airways billboards at London’s Piccadilly Circus and Chiswick. British Airways along with Ogilvy has come up with this amazing campaign called “Magic of Flying” to promote traveling through a kid’s eyes. These digital billboards use custom-built flight-tracking and […]

  • November 21, 2013
    Southwest is first to offer gate-to-gate wi-fi

    The FAA had recently lifted the prohibition on using certain electronic devices during take-off and landing; and Southwest Airlines is the first airline to offer gate-to-gate wi-fi connectivity. In addition to already allowing use of gadgets themselves, Southwest uses a satellite technology that differs from the air-to-ground technology used by Gogo, which powers the inflight […]

  • November 20, 2013
    Bottle Tree Ranch, Oro Grande, California in pictures

    As a child, Elmer Long scoured the desert with his father, collecting everything and anything. While a younger Long took notes, his father amassed an incredible collection of glass bottles. When he passed away, Long inherited his work, as well as a loss at what to do with the strange collection. In 2000, an idea […]

  • November 19, 2013
    That annoying flight passenger in the dark

    In my last flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles, we started off in night to reach LA in afternoon. This meant that most of the flight route would have daylight outside. And as it happens on most of the flights, upon reaching the cruising altitude, the crew would request everyone to shut off their window […]

  • November 19, 2013
    7 fun things you must do in Berlin

    Berolina, the femme fatale symbolizing the city couldn’t be more proud of her city. Berlin is everything you want it to be. Approximately 135 million tourists visit Berlin per year, the numbers rising every year turning this city less German and more Cosmo. Being the capital of Germany, it goes without saying that it has […]

  • November 15, 2013
    Expect to pay more on all flights out of Morocco starting April

    Planning on a travel to Morocco next year? Be prepared to shell out a bit more out of your pocket because Morocco’s cash-strapped government plans to levy a tax on all flights out of the country, which would be used to promote it as a holiday destination. The Parliament approved the plan for an aviation […]

  • November 13, 2013
    Travel Photo: Saghmosavank, Armenia

    The Saghmosavank is a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia.

  • November 13, 2013
    This ‘Ultimate Bucket List’ takes 255 days and costs a lot

    How long does it take to cover 100 of the world’s greatest travel experiences in a one non-stop trip? Home exchange website, LoveHomeSwap says 255 days and costs about £50,000 ($80,000). The itinerary put together by LoveHomeSwap would take in activities ranging from bog-snorkelling in Llanwrytd Wells in Wales to reading a newspaper while floating […]

  • November 13, 2013
    Alternative Tips for travel to the USA

    For travellers to the U.S, there are a thousand “top-tip” lists spread across the internet that, while perennially useful, often repeat the same common-sense rules that most travellers already hold dear. However, a few very important tips are repeatedly forgotten on these lists and we’re here to reset the balance. Take a look at out […]

  • November 13, 2013
    Water sports in India – wet-thrill at it’s best!

    In India, different forms of fun can indulge people from various backgrounds with varying appetite for adventure. At one end, some individuals find even taking a step out of their house adventurous. At the other extreme end, risk takers are not intimidated by even the mighty waves of sea and killing currents of rivers. In […]

  • November 13, 2013
    This bag will keep clean & used clothes separate while traveling

    Packing light is the way to go these days when you’re traveling. But many a times you face the challenge to stow your used clothes separate from the clean ones. Outliner introduces this fantastic Doublebag that really is two bags in one, with openings on both ends and one movable partition in the middle that […]

  • November 7, 2013
    Travel photo: Al Saleh Mosque, Yemen

    Ed’s note: If you or your company claim copyrights to this picture then please let us know and we will take appropriate action. This was sent to us by an anonymous user in an email.

  • November 5, 2013
    Hand signals you must avoid while traveling abroad

    Most of us are used to certain kind of hand gestures that represent an OK sign or a thumbs-up to represent something that is great. But that may be considered as rude or something very inappropriate in certain regions or countries. For example, a thumbs-up hand gesture says ‘good job’ in U.S., U.K. or other […]

  • November 5, 2013
    Your Amsterdam mini travel guide

    Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination for many people in Europe and from further afield. Known as Venice of the north, Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ creative, cultural and financial centre. Amsterdam appeals to a wide variety of travellers, from those looking for exciting nightlife to visitors looking to take in the architecture and history. If […]

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