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Archive for November, 2014

  • November 30, 2014
    Of Gods and Shadow: Journey into Mexico’s Mayan History

    Reaching the height of civilization between AD250 and AD900, the ancient Mayans were a sophisticated, advanced people, credited with developing their own systems of writing, art, mathematics and astronomy. Occupying what is now the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala, their earliest settlements date back to 1800BC. As well as developing agriculture in the area, they also […]

  • November 29, 2014
    Al-Naslaa Rock Formation, Tayma, Saudi Arabia

    One of the many natural occurrences that puzzle any traveler is Al-Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. This is one of the most photogenic petroglyphs in the area. Al-Naslaa has a perfect slit between the two standing stones and […]

  • November 24, 2014
    Travel photos: White Sands Monument, United States

    Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, […]

  • November 21, 2014
    AirAsia will launch a monthly flight pass for travel within ASEAN countries

    Low-cost carrier AirAsia plans to launch a AirAsia ASEAN Pass that will allow travelers to fly to 10 different destinations in Southeast Asia in one month for RM499 (approx $150). This does not include airport taxes. Going on sale from January 15, 2015, this pass involves a credit based system for flights within ASEAN countries […]

  • November 19, 2014
    PackMyBag helps you create & tick off packing items

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Just like other apps, there are tons of apps that help you create or manage packing list for the next travel destination. PackMyBag is yet another packing list app that lets you choose over 600 baggage items in 26 categories.   […]

  • November 17, 2014
    This oldest lighbulb has been on for 110 years (and how you can visit)

    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, then take a road trip for about 45-60 minutes and go to the city of Livermore to see the oldest lightbulb in continuous use. The Centennial Lightbulb is 110 years old, and is likely the oldest electrical device in continuous use period. Installed in the summer of […]

  • November 16, 2014
    This European city introduces tourist tax starting 2015

    Starting 2015, if you arrive in to Lisbon, Portugal, by air or sea, then be prepared to pay €1 per visitor as tourist tax. This tax does not apply to passengers arriving by train, bus or private car. Through this tax Lisbon hopes to raise €7 million next year. This tax is temporary and will […]

  • November 13, 2014
    Get over jetlag faster with Entrain app

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: We have mentioned the Argonne anti-jetlag diet before and also gave some tips on avoiding jetlag, but an app designed by the mathematicians at the University of Michigan and Yale University, Entrain minimizes the effects of jetlag. The theory behind jetlag […]

  • November 13, 2014
    Facebook introduces Places Directory showing popular places in your next destination

    Facebook introduced a new feature called Places Directory that shows you all the attractions, cafes, restaurants, museums, etc. in any city along with ratings and reviews; and if you’re logged in then it will show what your friends are saying about them. You’d say that there are websites called Yelp and TripAdvisor that already do […]

  • November 12, 2014
    New rules for compensation for flight delay favors passengers (E.U. only)

    Favoring passengers, re-defining flight arrival time is a part of the new rules that the European Court of Justice has implemented. The rule says that the actual arrival time of an aircraft at its destination is defined by when at least one aircraft door is opened. This ruling has particular significance for passengers who seek […]

  • November 8, 2014
    Translate text in real-time on iOS with Slated

    Link: iTunes Cost: $4.99 Bang for buck: Ease of use: The looks: There are tons of language translation apps on iOS and while most of them like Google Translate are free, they require internet or data network to work. Although apps like Smigin work offline, it is restricted to certain phrases for now. If you […]

  • November 5, 2014
    Fly over 35 times free on Southwest with this trick

    Million Mile Secret has this awesome post on signing up for 3 Southwest Chase credit cards (you only have to do 2), and get enough points to fly 35 times for free, depending on your flights. So what’s the deal? All 4 versions of the Chase Southwest credit cards are offering a 50,000 point sign-up […]

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