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Posts from the ‘World’ Category

  • December 21, 2011
    One last year on Earth

    According to the Mayan Calendar, we have one last year left on our beautiful-yet-fucked-up-by-humans planet before the 2012 phenomenon occurs on December 21, 2012. With so many things to do and see on this planet, what are you planning? Where are you traveling? What’s your bucket list? Send us your thoughts in comments. 365 days […]


  • December 16, 2011
    Socialize with complete strangers at airports or in planes

    Earlier today we told you how you can choose your airline seat based on your social network which will be introduced by KLM Dutch Royal Airlines. But if you’re flying solo, then would you like to meet and talk to strangers on that next flight? Just tell Planely which flights you’re traveling on and Planely […]


  • 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 […]


  • December 13, 2011
    Green travel: Tips on simple and cheap travel

    Would you travel greener if it were simple and inexpensive? 90% of travelers in a survey on Lonely Planet indicated that they would like to have less of an impact on the environment when they travel. Unfortunately, traveling responsibly can be expensive or impossibly difficult (hauling your solar powered scooter around the world). Luckily, there […]


  • December 12, 2011
    Tips on sleeping at the airports

    Airline connections are good to take a break from the pressurized cabins and stretch your body, especially on long international flights. But sometimes they are a bummer if you have a long time between flights. And the worst when you have to stay overnight at the airport and you are not booked in a hotel. […]


  • December 8, 2011
    Stay for free by house-sitting someone’s home and pets

    The concept of house-sitting is becoming popular across Europe and North America by providing the service of taking care of people’s property (and sometimes pets), in exchange for free accommodations. It’s a great way to make new friends out of some fabulous home owners and neighbors and spent ample time in places where you could […]


  • December 7, 2011
    Planning on a trip? Here’s what you should keep in mind

    Planning a trip can be stressful, especially if it covers multiple countries over a long period of time. It surely makes you look forward to that dream vacation you’re about to have or that journey you’ve always wanted to take, and you should do the necessary preparations before you head out. Here are some tips […]


  • December 6, 2011
    Rentmix lists apartments so you don’t stay in crappy hotel

    Traveling during the holidays can be expensive and a major chunk of your expenses goes in to hotels. If you’re traveling with friends or family then consider renting an entire apartment or house-sit for someone else who’s traveling instead to save money and get more amenities. There are a lot of rental-home websites out there […]


  • November 22, 2011
    Triptrotting matches you with your host or traveler

    If you are on Couchsurfing then you know the concept of free accommodation and hosting. That is one of the best ways to experience a destination, get the best advice on all things-to-do and above all, meet a local and make a friend. But there are concerns in terms of compatibility with your host or […]


  • November 22, 2011
    EU bans five more airlines, 273 in all

    The European Union on Monday placed airlines from the Philippines, Honduras and the two Congos on its blacklist of carriers forbidden from flying in the 27-nation bloc. Aeromajestic and Interisland Airlines, a Filipino company, Stellar Airways from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Congo from the Republic of Congo were banned because they failed […]


  • November 21, 2011
    Rent or host apartments on HouseTrip

    With offices based in London, Lisbon and Laussane, almost 2 years in production and over 55,000 properties in 350 destinations worldwide listed on their website, HouseTrip is a competition to AirBnB, and their mission is to give people the power to travel in private accommodations all around the world. One of our many benefits is […]


  • November 17, 2011
    Seventy things I wanna accomplish or see in this life

    One life, one world. Here’s a list of things I wanna do or see in this life: 1. Climb to Everest Base Camp 2. Scuba Dive in Great Barrier Reef 3. Step in two continents at the same time, Istanbul, Turkey 4. Trek The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru 5. Ride the Oslo-Bergen train […]


  • November 14, 2011
    Tip: Check your bags for damaged valuable items before leaving the airport

    If you’ve got to take something valuable, especially something fragile and valuable, on a plane, it’s best to try to carry it on. If you must check in then be sure to look at your bags before you leave the baggage claim area, just in case that item has gotten damaged or disappeared. Most airlines […]


  • November 9, 2011
    Get real-time Twitter deals on TripTwit

    Everyone is looking for deals on that next trip or the last-minute deal on a restaurant or hotel. You can always look up Twitter to find that deal for you or just sign-up at TripTwit, which is a start-up website that finds travel deals from Twitter in real-time. You can tell them where you want […]


  • October 21, 2011
    Delta’s ‘Economy Comfort’ and American’s Curbside Check-in

    Delta adds Economy Comfort on all aircrafts Delta Air Lines unveiled plans to introduce “Economy Comfort”– a premium economy cabin product launched on long-haul international flights earlier this year – to its entire mainline fleet of more than 550 aircraft, in addition to more than 250 two-class regional jets. The new seats will feature pitch […]