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  • October 11, 2011
    Navigate your way without a navigation system

    Smart phones and tablets these days have in-built navigation systems and maps that will lead you anywhere from your current location. And some of them rely on data networks. There are cars with navigation systems, but they are expensive. What if you find yourself with low battery in your devices or no internet connection and […]

  • April 16, 2011
    National Park apps for iOS and Android from Chimani – free for National Park week

    Chimani is giving away free apps for iPhone and Android for the National Park week. Usually available between $4.99 to $9.99, these apps are available for download now. “Entrance to the national parks is free, and so too should our apps”, says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. “Chimani develops apps for national parks because they are […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Zagreb Sights

    As we plan our trip to Croatia this spring, we are excited to be in the capital city and explore some of the following highlights in the Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Lower Town (Donji Grad). Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary This Gothic architecture cathedral, formerly known as St. Stephen’s, dominates […]

  • March 29, 2011
    London Tube to run services for Royal Wedding

    On our recent travel to London during the winter holidays, we experienced “service outage” of London Tube for three consecutive days: December 25 – all services closed December 26 – most of the services closed because of a planned strike December 27 – most of the services closed because of a planned maintenance. Although Transport […]

  • March 26, 2011
    You may have missed these

    Some posts may get lost in time, so here’s a recap of what you may have missed on our website: Three Best Safaris in India India has a wide range of wildlife safaris and national parks, some of which have accommodations in the heart of the reserves. Visitors can take elephant rides or jeep tours […]

  • March 18, 2011
    Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

    The famous Shipwreck Beach (Navagio), pictures of which one would see on every tourist brochure about Zakynthos, is at the northwest tip of the island. It is notable because it is home to the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis; thus, it is often referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’. It is a much overhyped […]

  • February 20, 2011
    What the f*ck is that Owl-shaped head in Dubrovnik, Croatia?

    Where: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia As you start walking the Stradun (main road) after entering the Old Town of Dubrovnik through the Pile Gate, look carefully and you might spot a strange gargoyle head protruding from a stone wall. It’s on the left side, just next to the entrance to the Franciscan monastery and the […]

  • July 22, 2009
    Google maps introduces multiple search

    Have you ever wished you could see multiple searches in Google Maps, or search for directions and see businesses along the route all at the same time? Now, you can! Consider a scenario, where you want to meet a friend for dinner on your way to downtown San Francisco. You search for transit directions from […]

  • June 30, 2009
    Bandra-Worli Sea-link opens in Mumbai

    After 10 years of expectations, delays and, of course, hardcore planning and labour, the spectacular Bandra-Worli Sea Link is set to open at midnight on Tuesday. Come Wednesday morning and a new day will dawn for Mumbai’s rush-hour motorists, with the Rs 750-crore link offering a new route between the island city and the western […]

  • April 24, 2009
    World Taximeter – estimated taxi fare

    World Taximeter, in beta, gives you an estimate of the fare of a taxi ride in cities around the globe. Currently they support these cities only – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, and Toronto. We gave it a try and selected […]

  • March 26, 2009
    Tips for driving abroad

    While on foreign roads, it’s important that you do not commit any driving offences, both for your own safety and the safety of others. The basic rules of the highway are the same wherever you are. 1. Start by acquiring an International Drivers Permit (for U.S. residents, see below), which is your driver’s license abroad. Also, keep […]

  • March 15, 2009
    Santa Ynez trail in Los Angeles

    One of the short and easy-to-hike trails in the Santa Monica mountains is the Santa Ynez trails. Located in the town of Pacific Palisades, reaching this trail is easy! Difficulty level: Easy Trail distance: 2.5 miles Driving Directions: The interstate 10-West merges in the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, US-1) at Santa Monica. Keep driving on […]

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