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  • September 11, 2009
    What to pack for backpacking?

    Are you going on a backpacking adventure and at a loose end as to what to pack? You will need to carry your backpack around for long periods of time and it must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally. It is essential to pack as lightly […]


  • September 4, 2009
    Laptop searches without suspicion at U.S. borders is approved

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Office has approved the controversial searches, copying and retention of laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices without cause at U.S. borders. Travelers could soon start seeing notices from the Privacy Office, which last week released a report supporting the right of customs agents to conduct such searches. The 51-page […]


  • August 25, 2009
    Grand Canyon Skywalk is a sham!

    Note: This post was written in August 2009 so prices and all details are effective at this time and may subject to change. It’s best to contact the Skywalk directly for latest up to date details. After reading good and bad things about the Grand Canyon Skywalk, we wanted to experience the feeling of “walking […]


  • August 19, 2009
    Websites for traveling women

    Although most of the travel industry still thinks of travelers as traditional couples, an increasing number of women are traveling alone or with other women. Part of the reason is demographic; after all, women do live longer than men, and groups of senior women are a frequent sight in visitor centers around the world. But […]


  • August 18, 2009
    Travel Insurance: when to get, skip

    A lot of people travel around the world with full insurance coverage or none. Some countries require you to purchase travel insurance – for example travel to any Schengen country requires you to show the proof of travel insurance when you go for a visa. The costs for travel insurance varies for the destination country […]


  • August 12, 2009
    JetBlue’s $599 Unlimited Travel Pass

    If you are planning a vacation that involves a lot of air-travel then JetBlue’s new unlimited travel pass may be for you! For $599, customers can purchase an unlimited travel pass that lets them fly for free to any of the airline’s 56 international and domestic destinations as often as they like between Sept. 8 […]


  • August 11, 2009
    Couchsurfing can help make friends and save money

    CouchSurfing is an online community of friendly hosts who are ready and eager to throw their convertible couches open to travelers from across the world. The service offers more than a free place to crash; it connects travelers with like-minded people who are excited to share their enthusiasm for their hometown. But aren’t you going […]


  • August 5, 2009
    Megabus offers fifty-thousand $1 seats

    Megabus, the first intercity express bus service offering fares as low as $1, today announced it is offering an additional 50,000 $1 seats for travel Sept. 14 to Nov. 19, 2009. The $1 seats will be available on all Megabus departures (subject to availability) in all 30 cities during the Sept. 14 to Nov. 19 […]


  • August 5, 2009
    JetStar launches ‘text’ boarding

    Boarding a plane will be as simple as receiving a text message from later this year as Jetstar rolls out the mobile phone scanner from a company based in Melbourne. The machine is aimed to reduce waiting times for airline passengers by allowing them to head straight through departure gates with the simple swipe of […]


  • August 4, 2009
    Cheap airline tickets on Twitter

    JetBlue and United Airlines, two major airline carriers in the US, have started using the service to offer discounted seats on flights that weren’t filled. These types of discounts have been available from airlines for a while, starting with emails in the 90s, but Twitter fills this particular need perfectly. JetBlue started posting its “Cheeps,” […]


  • July 27, 2009
    Tips for saving money on rail travel

    Rail travelers are feeling the pinch due to another wave of fare increases and can beat ‘trainflation’ by smarter online buying. Some of the train operating companies are using the rail franchise system to rip off passengers by raising fares up to 10% above inflation on some routes – thetrainline.com is keen to help rail […]


  • 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 […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Airline Passengers BoR and more

    Tomorrow, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on legislation that grants passengers the right to deplane if their plane is delayed on the runway for more than 3 hours. The legislation will also require that airlines provide water, food, and bathroom facilities during delays. Recently, the Department of Transportation smacked Delta with a $375,000 fine for ignoring federal […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Google now offering travel itineraries

    Have you taken a Google City Tour? The latest experiment (citytours.googlelabs.com) from Google Labs suggests multiday travel itineraries using Google maps. What’s hot: Google is becoming more involved with travel. If you’re making a trip to New York, for instance, you can let City Tours take you from Grand Central Station to Times Square, St. […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Travel apps for iPhone

    UPDATED- October 1, 2011: Check out reviews of all the travel apps for iOS. UPDATED- April 11, 2011: Also read our popular post “Free travel apps for iPhone, iPod & iPad” series – Part1, Part 2 and Part 3. UPDATED- March 28, 2011: Compare free currency converter apps for iOS devices. When it comes right […]


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