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  • July 19, 2016
    3 Great U.K. Side Trips

    [Edinburgh, Scotland] It has always been my dream to visit the UK and explore its castles, beauties and, of course, London. London is probably the most popular place in England among tourists, but this doesn’t mean it’s the only one. As soon as I got the chance to go to the UK, I started planning […]

  • May 20, 2014
    Game of Thrones filming locations you should visit this summer!

    Game of Thrones is one of the greatest sensations sweeping through the entertainment industry today. The adventure, myth, magic and intrigue which it offers has had ardent fans hooked from Season One. Now in the fourth season, it seems like the fun is just getting started. However, it is possible to take the fun, adventure […]

  • November 21, 2013
    New billboard ads point at actual planes flying overhead (Video)

    If you are visiting London now or in few days soon, then look out for the British Airways billboards at London’s Piccadilly Circus and Chiswick. British Airways along with Ogilvy has come up with this amazing campaign called “Magic of Flying” to promote traveling through a kid’s eyes. These digital billboards use custom-built flight-tracking and […]

  • June 5, 2013
    Travelling in London on a budget

    Are you planning on visiting London for business or pleasure? You will no doubt be aware that the English capital is one of the most fast-paced multicultural cities on the planet. One of the most popular myths is that the city is very expensive. However, it is more than possible to live within your means […]

  • May 14, 2013
    U.K. launches ‘super priority’ same-day visa for Indian citizens

    Britain on Tuesday rolled out the same-day visa for Indians, making it the first country to get a visa to visit UK within 24 hours. However, it comes with a fat price – it will cost £600 (nearly Rs 50,000) in addition to the price of the visa. Those in Delhi and Mumbai will be […]

  • December 11, 2012
    Free public transportation in Los Angeles & London for the holidays

    Los Angeles The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be offering free bus and rail service on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The free rides will be available on all Metro Rail and Bus lines starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 9 p.m. […]

  • October 30, 2012
    British Airways launches ‘Know Me’ to recognize & serve better

    Companies into customer service business want to recognize their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new level, even enabling its staff to put a face to the name before the customer sets foot in the airport. The program, known as ‘Know Me’ and […]

  • June 25, 2012
    London Tube gets upgraded with free wifi for Olympic games

    The first London Tube stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer was announced by London Underground and Virgin Media. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July. With the Olympic games starting […]

  • January 26, 2012
    Will the Cobalt Insight 100 bring an end to ban on carrying liquids?

    British company Cobalt Light Systems says they’ve developed a scanning machine that could put an end to those pesky restrictions that ban liquids in carry-on luggage. Cobalt says their Insight 100 machine could analyze bottles as big as three liters for explosives and do it in less than five seconds. Here’s how: Bottles are placed […]

  • January 19, 2012
    Plot mainland Britain train routes on Google Maps via TheTrainLine

    Consumers can now plot their train journeys on Google Maps following a partnership with TheTrainline. Commuters can now access rail travel information across the country and view it in map format. The service includes train route and timetable information for more than 2,500 stations, 170,000 trips and 8,000 bus stops as well as walking directions […]

  • 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 […]

  • December 13, 2011
    Party Earth will tell you where to party tonight

    Party Earth provides reviews, up-to-date calendars and user-generated photos of social venues (i.e. bars, nightclubs, beaches, online casinos and whatnot) in a variety of cities throughout the USA and Europe. “Party Earth is the best destination online to discover how to have the most fun offline – no matter where, when, or with whom,” claims […]

  • December 12, 2011
    Edinburgh may introduce ‘tourist tax’

    Tourists planning to travel to Edinburgh to catch a glimpse of what the city has to offer could soon be paying extra for the experience – after the city announced they are considering introducing a controversial ‘tourist tax’. The city council this week have held discussions about bringing in the fee, which could bring in […]

  • December 10, 2011
    Ryanair will charge upto £100 for check-in bags starting 2012

    The notorious European budget airline, RyanAir will increase their checked-in baggage fees 150 percent than what passengers pay now. Travelers checking in a bag at the airport without booking ahead face a fee of £100. The airline has divided 2012 into low and high seasons, with the latter stretching across the summer from June to […]

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