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  • January 23, 2014
    Travel the world with Somewhere

    Public Instagram photos combined with those from Foursquare and Wikipedia makes it fun to see the world in a different perspective. Head over to this really cool website called Somewhere, an addictive place for travel destinations using Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia data. French hacker Benjamin Netter, stumbles upon a beautiful place on the web, like […]


  • November 22, 2013
    Know security wait times at major airports using WhatsBusy (U.S. only)

    Waiting in line at the airport security checkpoints is something no one really likes. And what if we knew what the estimated wait times were? Well, WhatsBusy just does that! For major airports around the United States (only for now), WhatsBusy will mine historical data from the TSA and airlines, and show approximate wait times […]


  • October 16, 2013
    30 most attractive destinations were in summer 2013

    Which cities around the world are most worth visiting? If you want to experience as many must-see places as possible, you should definitely add London, Rome, San Francisco, Istanbul and Budapest to your travel bucket list. All these cities have at least 10 sights that attract the attention of more than half of the visiting […]


  • October 9, 2013
    Refund.me will help claim your airline compensation (EU only)

    We all have have experienced the difficulties of claiming for compensation after suffering a long delay or missed connection. European Union law states that passengers reaching their destination at least 3 hours after schedule can be eligible for up to €600, barring extraordinary circumstances. Since the airlines have to prove these circumstances, they are often […]


  • August 23, 2013
    Predict the best time to book your hotel room with TheSuitest

    Most of the agregator websites like priceline, hotels.com, orbitz, expedia, etc. will display hotel rates but will not tell you if you need to book your room now or later for the best price. Similar to Kayak, that predicts air fares, TheSuitest predicts hotel room rates. All you have to do is enter your destination […]


  • June 27, 2013
    Airports of the world plotted as a map

    You have seen the paper maps and you have seen the online digital maps using cartography methods, but James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. The map is generated using 45,132 runways, which means there are at least 45,000 places to land an airplane! These range from small dirt […]


  • May 15, 2013
    Google Maps overhaul will enhance your travel planning

    Google announced the freshly and beautifully updated Maps – with a lot of new features and better-looking-existing ones, you will want to use these maps for everything from booking your flights, hotel reservations & bookings, public transportation to directions by car, walking or bicycle. The directions are dynamic and offers all the possibilities to reach […]


  • April 9, 2013
    Looking for last minute hotel booking? Try these travel apps (updated)

    Disruptions on your travels can leave you with cancelled hotel bookings leaving you to need a place to stay at the last-minute. There’s a recent boom in same-day, last-minute booking apps for smartphones and tablets that helps you to find a deal when travel providers won’t cover an overnight stay. Hotels are racing to fill […]


  • April 8, 2013
    Earn airlines frequent flyer miles on hotels with RocketMiles

    If you’re a part of any of the airline frequent flyer miles program, you may not be aware of the fact that you can earn thousands of miles by staying at some of the select hotels. Launched today, RocketMiles will allow you to earn miles just by booking rooms that the website serves up directly. […]


  • March 29, 2013
    Put your trip on a TripLine map

    Planning a trip can be difficult but if you have someone else almost does it for you then it can be a good start at least. Things like how to get there, what to do and where to eat on a particular day are important for any travel planning. And if those itineraries have pictures […]


  • March 22, 2013
    Tour with locals in Asian countries with Voyagin

    Traveling to Asia and looking for specific organized tours? Most travelers to Asian countries face one major hurdle – language, so for all of you looking to experience the cities and towns of Asia through a local’s eye then head over to Voyagin. Voyagin seeks to give you a more intimate look at five Asian […]


  • March 18, 2013
    Google Flight search goes international

    Launched in 2011, Google Flight Search is going international today. Available only for users in U.S., the tool will be enable travelers in the U.K., France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands will now be able to look for flights on Google Flight Search in the same way as their North American counterparts. They will now […]


  • March 15, 2013
    Create personal foreign-language phrasebook using Google Translate

    Traveling to non-English speaking countries can be challenging when you have to converse in the local language and it’s advisable to learn a few basic words. There are a bunch of apps for smartphones that translates English to the local language. And then there are phrasebooks that you can carry as well. But remember, you […]


  • February 9, 2013
    Nowcation lists flight & hotel deals within a month

    Looking for a weekend getaway or just a few days out of your routine? If you’re looking for cheap options that includes flights and accommodation, then head over to Nowcation. Select your departure city (only U.S. cities for the moment) and the website will give you all the cheap flights departing within the next few […]


  • January 22, 2013
    Guide to backing-up your pictures

    With all the social websites out there, everyone wants to share and save their travel memories – especially save. There are cameras of all sorts – point-n-shoot, DSLR and smartphone cameras – and everyone carry at least one of them. Taking photos is a great way to remember your travel moments for life and share […]