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  • February 5, 2011
    Indian and Chinese nationals can avail of visa-upon-arrival for Armenia

    Armenia Diaspora reports that Indian and Chinese nationals will now be able to get their visas upon arrival in Yerevan, after the Armenian Government decided to relax visa norms for these two countries. In 2008, Armenia made a list to include 18 states, which are required to have invitations from Armenia to apply for entry […]


  • February 4, 2011
    Free Facebook access on in-flight wi-fi for Feb 2011

    Starting February 4, 2011, seven major airlines in United States are giving away Facebook on their Wi-Fi networks all month for free! It’s part of a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet. The free Facebook service will be available on North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska […]


  • February 4, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 1

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Download Lonely Planet N. American iPhone city guides for free

    Download 13 free Lonely Planet city guide apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad for free through Friday. Normally, they can cost as much as $5.99 each to download. The apps provide information on lodging, shopping, dining, festivals, arts sporting evens, internet availability, local history and more. According to Lonely Planet’s blog post, they are making […]


  • January 21, 2011
    India’s #2 airline to go international

    Come August, Indian budget airline IndiGo will start flying daily to Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai from Mumbai and New Delhi, and Muscat from Mumbai. The five-year-old airline based in Gurgaon and run by InterGlobe General Aviation Pvt. Ltd is India’s second largest airline offering 221 daily flights connecting 24 destinations. The new international routes are set […]


  • January 5, 2011
    A Guide to Cheap Buses (NY Times)

    There are tons of low-cost bus services from New York City to Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston, and one can get really confused with all those names like WorldWideBus, Greyhound, FungWah, Megabus, Tripper, Bolt, and LuckyStar. So which one do you take? What’s the lowest cost one would pay for these services? Which one is […]


  • December 13, 2010
    Calculate & budget travel using TravelMath

    TravelMath trip calculator helps budget your time for stress-free travel. It’s calculator will calculate travel time, distance, and cost between any two locations in an instant. You can also view information on flights, hotels in the area, and time differences. One of their most useful feature is the ability to find the closest airport to […]


  • November 24, 2010
    Photo of the day: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

    From Wikipedia: Samuel Beckett Bridge (Irish: Droichead Samuel Beckett) is a cable-stayed bridge in Dublin that joins Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Docklands area.


  • October 29, 2010
    Chicago to host gay travel convention in 2013

    Chicago has been chosen to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s annual convention in 2013. The city was selected at the organization’s board meeting in Florida last week. The 2013 event will mark the first time Chicago has hosted the convention. Travel association board chair Tanya Churchmuch says Chicago is a good fit […]


  • October 29, 2010
    Southwest to offer $5 in-flight WiFi

    Southwest Airlines announced today that it will offer onboard WiFi on the airline’s 32 enabled airplanes for a flat, introductory rate of $5 for any device or flight length. The airline began testing WiFi on four flights last year. “Southwest tested a number of different pricing points throughout this process and is pleased that we […]


  • October 20, 2010
    Hoover Dam Bypass bridge opens

    The 1,900-foot Hoover Dam bypass bridge, which is 890 feet above the river, is now open to traffic after years of planning and more than five years of construction. The four-lane bypass will shift traffic away from the two-lane U.S. 93 across Hoover Dam. It is about 1,500 feet south of the dam and crosses […]


  • October 19, 2010
    Airfares on rise. Buy now or later?

    Airline passengers can expect ticket prices to be 7% to 18% higher this holiday season than last year, as an economic recovery — however modest — spurs growing demand for air travel. Travelers can also look forward to more crowded flights: The airlines have added few new planes or routes in the last several years. […]


  • October 19, 2010
    Carrying porn to Australia? Declare!

    If you’re travelling to Australia, make sure not to carry any pornographic material on your computer or otherwise, unless it’s a legal copy! According to new rules applicable by the Australian Customs, any illegal pornographic material should be declared upon arrival in the country. Not sure what’s legal or illegal? Don’t worry because you’re not […]


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