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Archive for June, 2014

  • June 26, 2014
    How to reach the Hollywood sign

    As you near the Hollywood sign, you will see signs that it is not accessible to public, which is not entirely true! Although you may go way up to a point where you can take pictures with the sign very close in the backdrop, but authorities have closed reaching behind the sign with vehicles. We […]

  • June 25, 2014
    Watch this spectacular time-lapse video of Hawaii volcanoes

    Photographer QT Luong has captured the volcanoes and landscapes of Hawaii in this stunning time-lapse video he recorded in 2013. He has photographed each of the 59 U.S. national parks, and shot most of this spectacular “sea-to-summit” project in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. “One of the most mesmerizing spectacles of nature I’ve witnessed is lava […]

  • June 25, 2014
    TripList – iOS travel app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Packing light is something we always recommend and there are tons of packing-list apps in the iOS world. Adding to that list is the free, ad supported, not-all-features-available version of TripList, but if you fancy everything in an app then there’s […]

  • June 25, 2014
    Retiring? The United Arab Emirates may be the place to go

    According to Her Majesty’s Government, more than 100.000 citizens of the U.K. currently live in the United Arab Emirates.[1] While relatively few of these expats are retirees, there is an increasing trend towards older expats picking locations such as Dubai as the place to spend their later years. Let’s examine a few of the reasons […]

  • June 23, 2014
    Here’s why you must not use a debit card at a hotel

    There has been cases of your secure data – like credit card – being in hands of hackers who link in to the databases of hotels and get your data. Do you know if your data is secure when you allow the front desk to swipe your card? Consumer Reports recommends asking for an “Attestation […]

  • June 22, 2014
    This brutally honest Indian video gives an idea of state of flying today

    A spoof Indian airline video gives you quite an distinctive reality of what involves when you’re flying any airline today. This brilliant video called “Honest Indian Flights” details the nuances of being Indian and the Indian flying attitude in low-cost budget airlines. Although some parts of the video are in Hindi, you can turn on […]

  • June 19, 2014
    Countries to avoid if you’re gay

    June is considered as Gay Pride month in a lot of countries around the world where there is summer time. Although some countries celebrate pride in a different month – for example, Sydney Pride is in February and Sao Paulo celebrates in May. Many a lot travel to destinations where Pride is celebrated openly, but […]

  • June 18, 2014
    South Africans will require a visa to travel to Kenya

    The Kenyan High Commission has announced that citizens of South Africa visiting Kenya will need a visa starting July 1, 2014. Ordinary visa applicants traveling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service charge of SAR 750 ($70). All applicants will be required to produce the following documents: 1. Return Air […]

  • June 17, 2014
    Amount – iOS travel app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: $0.99 Bang for buck: Ease of use: The looks: This app should have been named Converter, because it literally converts everything you need to convert. With more than 700 units over 30 categories, this is one of the best app we have come across. It has a sleek, gorgeous looking iOS7-ish layout […]

  • June 14, 2014
    50 new hotspots to watch out for next few travel years

    If you’re looking for a different travel destination that is unlike the usual ones of Paris, London, Berlin or New York that get so many visitors each year that trips to these destinations can be disappointing experiences filled with crowded tourist sites, overpriced hotels, and bad restaurants, then look at the infographic by LoveHomeSwap. The […]

  • June 14, 2014
    These are the best and worst times to avoid airline delays

    We all dislike delays in flights and they are not uncommon. After analyzing numbers from the Buerau of Transportation Statistics, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has determined the worst time to fly and the best time to avoid delays. Aviation system delays peak in the mid-to-late afternoon, when the transit system is at its fullest capacity. […]

  • June 11, 2014
    This tool shows average rain patterns to help you plan your travel

    What is the best time to travel to a destination? This is the question many of us ask our travel agents or friends. We all want bright, sunny days with almost to no gloom, especially rain. Sourced from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, a visual tool created by Dutch online travel agent, Tjingo, […]

  • June 11, 2014
    Google Flight Search will offer a destination to you

    Wondering where you should go next? Head over to Google Flight Search and click the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button for a random destination. Google will keep suggesting destinations if you keep pressing that button. You can add price, time limits or destinations in Flight Search tool for personalized results. Google maintains a history of your […]

  • June 10, 2014
    Travel Channel’s Cities – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: All the shows on Travel Channel are on their app for specific cities. Just download the app and the city you want details on. Places to eat, drink and have fun – all in the app. Create personalized itinerary and sync […]

  • June 10, 2014
    Concierge Cup Brazil – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: The FIFA World Cup starts in two days and Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism has come up with free apps of all the cities where the games are being played. Apps are available for the following cities: Rio de Janeiro Fortaleza Belo […]

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