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Posts from the ‘Tips’ Category

  • April 5, 2011
    A guide to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

    If it isn’t already there, put Victoria Falls at the top of your sightseeing itinerary. This waterfall is simply spectacular and must be seen, felt and heard to be understood. You can see the falls up close at the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (admission US$10; hours: 6am-6pm). The entrance is just before […]


  • April 4, 2011
    Latest fare increase and travel plans

    United, Continental, Delta and American raised their prices by about $10 last week, but some of the low-cost carriers had not matched the increases by Friday afternoon. Citing reasons like natural disasters and Middle-East tensions for an expected higher costs for fuel, they have pushed through at least six broad price increases this year, but […]


  • April 1, 2011
    New website from HostelBookers – AnyTrip.com

    HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of its new sister travel site AnyTrip.com, which gives people a way to book every aspect of their holiday from one place. AnyTrip.com covers 97 countries and boasts thousands of properties in 770 destinations. It provides great value accommodation around the world, and on […]


  • March 31, 2011
    Parking spaces and prices from Parkopedia

    With extensive coverage in over 20 countries, Parkopedia has a database of over 15 million parking spaces with their maps and prices. They cover private, tag-needed parking, public garages, free street parking, and meters, and offers a very smooth and smart use of Google Maps. Click on any parking spot, and you’ll see details if […]


  • March 30, 2011
    British Airways & American to start transatlantic shuttle service

    From March 27, American Airlines and British Airways will effectively create a transatlantic shuttle service between the top US-UK routes by aligning the timing on their schedules. The biggest change is on the Heathrow – New York route. Previously, five of the 11 daily flights to New York left Heathrow at almost exactly the same […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Here are some headlines from the world of travel: The High Cost of Global Travel: US Passport Fees Add to the Total [Huffington Post] A first-time passport or passport renewal fee is $140 for adults, $80 for minors. BA strike: passengers urged to buy travel insurance [Guardian.co.uk] British Airways customers who fear their flights will […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Booking flexibility and great travel deals from Yuupon.com

    Finding a good deal on vacation packages is, let’s just say, can be a hassle. Websites like LivingSocial and Groupon offer good deals on a daily basis and one can also find great deals on Twitter. A new site launched today – Yuupon.com – offers upto 20 deals each week, each of 40% to 90% […]


  • 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 29, 2011
    How to check U.S. Mail while you’re traveling

    NOTE: This article is applicable for residents of continental United States only. Making a Round The World (RTW) trip takes a lot of planning and one of the things every traveler is concerned is to make sure to pay all bills on time. Although most of bills can be paid-off online these days, there are […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Use Twitter for amazing travel deals. How, you ask?

    Travel companies and airlines are increasingly using social networking sites like Facebook and especially Twitter to post their best travel deals on airline tickets, hotel reservations and other travel-related purchases. User of Twitter can follow the tweets of other users who specialize in a particular topic or who offer travel deals and other consumer bargains. […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Jerusalem’s tram all set to begin services

    After years of delays, Jerusalem’s historic light rail is set to begin running next month, completing a journey that has circumvented ancient bones, archaeological treasures, budget overruns and political controversies that have repeatedly threatened to derail the project. For its proponents, the rail system is a long-awaited effort to modernize one of the world’s oldest […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Comparison of free Currency Converter apps for iOS

    There is a whole bunch of currency converters available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) that are either free or paid. While most of them do the same job – of providing exchange rates from one currency to other – we have compared five of them below. If you have a favorite app for this […]


  • March 26, 2011
    Travel companies we look up to

    These days smartphones help travelers with tons of free travel apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android phones that help you with the itineraries, bookings and a bunch of other features and utilities. But if you prefer to use the internet on your desktop computers then we have a list of links for various categories and here […]


  • 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 26, 2011
    Sri Lanka tourist industry booming after end of ethnic war

    Sri Lanka has seen decades of ethnic war which has ended for a while and tourists are visiting Colombo. Tamils in the city too are flocking there to explore its scenic locales. Sri Lanka is fast becoming a preferred destination for residents of India, as it is just next door and is easy on the […]


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