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  • January 21, 2015
    What should be your best transportation option? – Part 1 – Bus or airline

    That’s always the question for a lot of travelers. Whether to take an bus or fly between cities with long distances between them? While traveling by bus is cheaper than flying, it can take up to about 10 times the time. Also, some countries may have airlines offering cheap flights, whereas some may have companies […]

  • December 16, 2014
    Visas & passports – a rogue guide

    Reposted from Guru’s original post Given the number of questions about visas and requests for detailed notes I have had over the last few years of my travels, I should have written this note ages ago. My observations here stem from my own personal experience, ranging from the delightful to the tortuous, at embassies & […]

  • December 1, 2014
    Get user-generated travel tips and suggestions at Tripinium

    We all know that getting suggestions and tip from other users for the next travel destination is always helpful. Sometimes these tips help us beat the tourist path and takes you to off-beaten paths for surreal experiences. Most of us head to TripAdvisor as our first choice, but this new website called Tripinium gives you […]

  • November 2, 2014
    How to use Uber for airport pickup

    The new ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are life-savers; and even pocket-savers when compared to taxi services from airport to the city. Most of the times these ridesharing apps can save you up to 50%, and the best part is the whole system is cashless. You don’t need to pay anything to the driver, […]

  • October 10, 2014
    Five tips for traveling to see the Northern Lights

    The season for one of the most watched natural phenomenon – Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights – begins soon. And with a considerable concern for the delicate eco-system around the regions where one can see the Northern Lights, you must ensure that the balance of the environment is taken in to account by the tour […]

  • September 30, 2014
    Tips on traveling with friends

    If your travel plans involve sharing your vacation with other friends, or their entire family, a little advanced planning will help to ensure that your friendship remains intact, long after your plane lands or car comes to a stop. Here are 12 tips that will get you and your spouse off to a good start. […]

  • August 13, 2014
    Travel tips: All the tips you want to know about health while flying

    Consuming ample amounts of alcohol in your flight, especially long-haul ones is not a good idea because the lower pressure in the cabin at high altitudes restricts intake of oxygen. Aviation Health explains the harmful effects of drinking on a flight: Alcohol’s principal action is to slow down brain activity by restricting oxygen intake to […]

  • July 14, 2014
    Travel tip: Sit here on an airplane for least turbulence

    Scared of turbulence in an airplane? Get a seat in the middle of the plane along the wings. They have the least amount of bounce when flying because it has more structural support. The last rows shake the most during the entire flight. Also see: all our travel tips

  • June 14, 2014
    These are the best and worst times to avoid airline delays

    We all dislike delays in flights and they are not uncommon. After analyzing numbers from the Buerau of Transportation Statistics, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has determined the worst time to fly and the best time to avoid delays. Aviation system delays peak in the mid-to-late afternoon, when the transit system is at its fullest capacity. […]

  • June 7, 2014
    Travel tip: Help someone find & return your lost phone

    Often times we lose our smartphones while traveling and there are those great samaritans who go out of their way to return it back to us. And the easiest way to let them know is to have your mailing address or email address mentioned handy to them, especially if you’re like me who keeps a […]

  • May 30, 2014
    The Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet

    Resposted from the original article The Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet is helping travelers quickly adjust their bodies’ internal clocks to new time zones. It is also being used to speed the adjustment of shiftworkers, such as power plant operators, to periodically rotating work hours. The diet was developed by Dr. Charles F. Ehret of Argonne’s Division […]

  • May 29, 2014
    Best way to travel you ask?

    Reposted from Guru Prasad’s original post Best way to travel you ask? The oldest means of locomotion, also the most organic & natural way, is limbs down the most superior method. That is assuming that you are not just looking to go from point A to point B, but also interested in watching & imbibing […]

  • May 15, 2014
    Travel tips: Reuse these bathroom accessories you get free in hotels

    Most hotels provide shower caps and bathroom slippers, and many of us either don’t use them at all, or just throw them away. But did you know you can make use of those freebies? Just pack your used shoes in the shower cap. The elastic tightens the grip to not allow them to fall off […]

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