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  • June 25, 2013
    LA city sides taxis, strikes down ride-sharing companies

    The top three taxi ride-sharing companies have been sent cease-and-desist letters by the LA City Department of Transportation – Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. These companies provide apps for smartphones that can be used to book non-public taxis or ride-share on the go. Now, the city’s department of transportation warned company officials and their drivers that […]

  • June 12, 2013
    First carrier in U.S. to offer flat-beds on first & business cabins

    The first of its kind amongst all U.S. carriers, United Airlines now features 180-degree flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in the premium cabins on all scheduled, long-haul international flights from the airline’s eight North American hubs. United has outfitted 183 international long-haul aircraft with United Global First and United BusinessFirst cabins, and offers more […]

  • April 15, 2013
    Airlines, hotels waive fees for Boston travelers

    SOURCE: Our prayers go out to friends and families of the victims of the bombings in Boston . In the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedies, airlines and hotels are waiving cancellation and trip change fees for travelers. If you’re in Boston, or you have plans to travel to Boston, here is a list […]

  • April 12, 2013
    American citizens can travel to Cuba with a licensed travel operator

    After a chat over coffee with a friend on the next destination for, possibly, a long-weekend travel, I recommended visiting Cuba. “You realize that American citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba?” was the questioned remark from my friend. A lot of Americans think that Cuba is off limits for them, but that’s not […]

  • March 27, 2013
    Change in rule for passengers arriving to U.S. (Updated)

    April 26, 2013 will see a change in lawful admittance of non-immigrants in united States. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published new rule for passengers arriving in the U.S. – the standard Form I-94, which serves as the arrival and departure record and is stapled to passengers’ passports, will soon be automated and […]

  • March 3, 2013
    Photo: ‘Shipping in a calm’ painting at Getty Center, Los Angeles

    Jan van de Cappelle Dutch, 1649 Oil on panel In the busy port of Vlissingen (Flushing) used by the Dutch East India Company in the 1600s, grand ships glide through placid waters. The cannon on a large yacht fires a salute announcing the arrival of a dignitary, who is carried ashore by the launch to […]

  • February 22, 2013
    What U.S. Sequester means for your travel?

    If you have been following the latest news on U.S. “sequester” – the spending cuts that will automatically be put in to effect starting March 1, 2013 – then you ought to know that this will affect your travel within and in- and out of US. The across-the-board budget cut of $600 million reduction from […]

  • 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. […]

  • November 30, 2012
    Megabus to start services in California and Nevada for $1

    Megabus, the low-cost, popular bus service on the east coast of United States will re-start their services between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the west coast from December 12, 2012. California and Nevada residents can now travel express to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, Las Vegas, Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Jose for as […]

  • September 18, 2012
    Bridge of death on U.S. Highway 93 on Google Maps

    Looking over Hoover Dam and Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge that runs through U.S. Interstate 93 on Google Maps today, we noticed that the one half of the bridge was not visible on Google maps! If you look closely (see picture below), you’ll notice that only one side of the bridge can be seen. First […]

  • August 7, 2012
    The Abbey club and lost phones

    If you’re traveling to Los Angeles and wanna party out then ask any locals and they will recommend The Abbey as one of the best places to let your hair down. Located in the uber gay neighborhood of West Hollywood, Abbey offers free entry (no cover charge) and not-so-expensive drinks, with a huge space to […]

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