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  • April 17, 2012
    Tips: Avoid jet-lag with these simple tips

    Flying across continents on long-haul flights across time zones causes jet lag that sucks big time. It can leave you in a terrible state for a few days and for people who cannot afford the few days to completely recover from the exhaustion of jet lag, here are a few preparatory steps you can do […]


  • April 10, 2012
    Tip: How to get an empty seat next to you on an airplane

    On our last trip to South America in December 2011, our travel agent (yeah, we got better rates through them!) booked our seats (two of them) as window and aisle seats with leaving the middle one ’empty’. She told us that if we’re lucky enough to be on a flight that isn’t filled, then this […]


  • March 20, 2012
    Tip: How do you get a free upgrade on a rental car?

    Renting a car can be expensive if you’re a tall person because you’d want to rent a standard or intermediate car to allow leg-space, which usually is not the case with a Economy option. Budget Travel suggests that there’s an easy way to upgrade your rental car. Book the cheapest car and hope that they […]


  • February 22, 2012
    Travel Tips: Use your cell phone’s camera to take inventory

    Your cellphone camera is a great gadget when you’re traveling. Instead of having to write down everything you have packed, or anything you might need for future reference, just take a picture! If you lose your baggage, you have a picture of all the belongings in your bag which you can use to claim from […]


  • February 17, 2012
    Keep vacations short in order to make them memorable

    You may have read it on most of the travel blogs that to be able to experience a destination is to meet the locals, eat the best local food and stay longer than you may have planned because that will make you soak-in the moments. But Time recommends keeping your vacations short ending with memorable […]


  • February 2, 2012
    FAA Reauthorization Bill passes, and what we think

    The FAA Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, more commonly known as the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill, has passed in congress. Flyers’ Rights website list some of the positive ways a passenger will benefit and additional rights you may have as a passenger, there are a lot of questions one may ask: Food […]


  • January 28, 2012
    Zomato is the Indian version of Yelp

    If you’re in India and looking for quick bites or any sumptuous a la carte in any of the ten metro cities, then check out Zomato. It’s the Indian Yelp and growing fast. With user submitted reviews, a search widget that you can add on your website and mobile apps across multiple platforms – iOS, […]


  • January 23, 2012
    Search, remember and get alerts on places you want to visit using Near2There

    With all the social networking sites out there, your friends will recommend restaurants, places to see and must-visit places when you’re off to that next exotic destination. How do you remember all these places? Of course there are notes apps and software like OneNote, Evernote, etc. for your phone and desktops where one can take […]


  • January 23, 2012
    When is the best time to buy air tickets? Six weeks before, says ARC

    Although there are no specific rules or regulations to know when is the best time to purchase air tickets, everyone uses their own timing strategies. Travel agents and websites alike will tell you that you’re bound to pay an arm and leg if you’re too close to the flight, or you’ll see that same fare […]


  • January 15, 2012
    This is a good year to see the Aurora Borealis

    Aurora expert Mike Kosch thinks 2012 will be a great year to view the magnificent Aurora Borealis because the sun has a cycle around 12 years long, during which the number of sunspots – dark areas indicating intense magnetic activity – go up and down. More sunspots mean more particles being ejected and trapped in […]


  • January 15, 2012
    How far can I travel on brief layover?

    Long or delayed layovers can be boring and frustrating. So if you’re changing planes (or trains) but have an hour or two of layover time, then you may want to explore the area, but the first thought? How far can I go? What all can I see around? Do I need to rent a car […]


  • December 17, 2011
    Airplane barf bag becomes iPhone movie watching case

    No more holding your iPhone or iPod in your hands to watch that video or movie. One airline passenger decided to turn the air-sickness barf bag into a simple iPhone case. This paper bag, available in your seat pocket in front of you fits behind the seat table and provides an instant and easy way […]


  • December 15, 2011
    Prevent popping ears with this tip while flying

    Ear-popping pain is one of the hazards of flying and in some cases it can also lead to permanent damage. Earlier, we had recommended some tips on how to prevent your ears from popping; and here’s one more: You should try the Valsalva manuever, where you close your mouth and pinch your nose shut and […]


  • December 15, 2011
    Choose your airline seat based on your social network

    On a long flight you don’t wanna sit next to someone who will make your trip uncomfortable. So what if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or common interests? Would that make for a better flying experience? Such a service is going to be launched next year […]


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