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Archive for March, 2015

  • March 30, 2015
    Travel Photo: Dome of Soltaniyeh, Iran

    Town of Soltaniyeh lies in north-west Iran and the main attraction of this town is the Dome of Soltaniyeh, which is a part of several ruins. This is the Mausoleum of Il-khan Öljeitü also known as Muhammad Khodabandeh. Having the oldest double-shell dome in Iran, this structure was erected from 1302 to 1312 AD. It […]

  • March 23, 2015
    Stretch your travel dollar with these simple tips

    Saving money while vacationing isn’t just about finding deals and discounts. It’s about getting the most value for your money. Here are some tips on ways to save, from start to finish.   Conceptualize your vacation Think about what you really want from a vacation. Do you want to see the sites along the way? […]

  • March 21, 2015
    Destination iOS app reviews – I Amsterdam and Aruba

    I Amsterdam   Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Every traveler who has visited or want to visit Amsterdam would probably know about the ‘I Amsterdam’ card that give discounts on various activities, restaurants and museums around the city. They have an app now that allows you […]

  • March 17, 2015
    No more visa-on-arrival for anyone to Egypt

    Starting May 15, 2015, every international tourist must obtain a visa prior to visiting Egypt, as announced by Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs. Currently, citizens of a lot of countries got their tourist visas on arrival at an airport, but after May 15, everyone must obtain visas before entering Egypt. Although rules for tour groups […]

  • March 13, 2015
    Do not buy wood carvings in Tanzania & avoid extra taxes (UPDATED)

    Update: March 22, 2015: Carver cooperatives, safari operators, tourism association executives, and tourists themselves protested the levy of taxes just to take a carving home. The implementing agency was to be the Tanzania Forest Services but in a much-applauded move, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, has now halted the move. Tanzania’s […]

  • March 12, 2015
    This interactive chart will give you the fastest airports (U.S. only)

    FiveThirtyEight analyzed over 6 million domestic flights in U.S. to come up with this interactive chart that defines which airline has delays out of what airport. It’s good to know about these delays as it will help you making decisions better in terms of planning flights and avoiding slow airports for connecting flights. Enter your […]

  • March 12, 2015
    Mapstr – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: There are many apps that track your places of visit. You can check in to restaurants or bars using Yelp or Foursquare and give reviews too. But Mapstr, a hybrid map and note taking app, lets you easily bookmark your favorite […]

  • March 5, 2015
    Currecni – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: There are a tons of currency converter apps for iOS, and Currenci is another one in the list. But this app stands out in its easy-to-use user interface and clean, modern looks. The default screen shows USD and EUR, but you […]

  • March 4, 2015
    Turks & Caicos Islands will change time zone on March 8, 2015

    Some countries rely heavily on tourism for their economy, and they make changes to their systems based on neighboring countries that drive their economy. For example, Samoa changed their driving direction in 2011 to align itself with Australia, with whom it conducts most of its business. And then they changed their time zone to align […]

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