Star Alliance has introduced four additional Round the World (RTW) fare levels which passengers can now choose from a total of 14 RTW fares; three for travel in First Class, four for travel in Business Class and seven for travel in Economy Class.
The most significant change is that for Economy Class the applicable fare is now determined through a combination of total number of stops and total mileage used. The best price option is the one which allows customers to travel for a maximum of 26,000 miles and make anywhere between three and five stops.
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 and excitement to a whole new level.
Just pause for a moment and imagine: What if you could stroll along the beaches of the mythical Slaver’s Bay, walk along the cobbled streets of King’s Landing, or gaze on the grasslands crossed by the Dotharki Horde? How would it feel? Amazing, right? Well, you can have these and even more fascinating GoT experiences this summer. All you have to do is visit any of the following filming locations.
At 3 a.m. local time on May 20, 2014, the Thai army imposed martial law across all of Thailand saying that the intent is restore law and order after a six-month long political crisis which has claimed 28 lives.
So what does this means for a traveler in Thailand? Mainly it’s holidays as usual, but the first thing you must do is stay away from protest areas and keep their eye on developments happening in the city or country.
iEnjoy MyBolt Portable USB Flash Charger – $9.99
With a lightweight and compact tube, MyBolt Power Bank charger has 2600mAh of power for direct transfer to your USB or Micro-USB rechargeable devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, e-readers, digital cameras, and other devices.
- USB output and Micro-USB input
- High capacity: 2600mAh each
- Includes USB-to-Micro-USB cable for connecting and charging the power banks
- Available in Black, Pink, or Silver
- One Year Limited Warranty
- Cable for connecting charger to your smartphone or tablet not included
Link: iEnjoy MyBolt Portable USB Flash Charger – Staples.com
Breett 10000mAh Power Bank Dual-Port USB Charger – $14.99
This high capacity 10000mAh external mobile battery charger features a high performance Grand-A cell which ensures along term use. The equipped with two USB ports allow you to charge two digital devices at the same time. It will effectively help to solve the low power problem for your iPhone, Samsung, tablet PCs and other digital devices. It is a must-have item when travel out. Available for 7 days only
- Color: White
- Powerful 10000mAh external mobile battery charger fits for most digital devices
- High-speed 2.1A & 1.0A USB ports to charge two devices at once
Link: Breett 10000mAh Power Bank Dual-Port USB Charger 2.1A 1.0APortable External Battery Charger for Samsung, iPhone – Amazon.com
Excellent flight deals from TheFlightDeal are now added to our travel deals page.
Now, you can view the top ten deals from airlines, tour companies and packages from TravelZoo, FareCompare and TheFlightDeal, all on one page.
For example, there are some amazing deals on American Airlines flights from U.S. west coast to destinations in Central America like Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, etc.
Go get ’em, you traveler!
Most hotels provide shower caps and bathroom slippers, and many of us either don’t use them at all, or just throw them away. But did you know you can make use of those freebies?
Just pack your used shoes in the shower cap. The elastic tightens the grip to not allow them to fall off the cap and the plastic holds all the dust in it when you pack it along with your clothes.
As for the bathroom slippers, they are light, foldable and can be packed into your bag for use in the airplane. One of the best tips of being comfortable in an airplane is to remove your shoes and just wear socks, letting the air flow in your legs, eventually helping you sleep. That’s when those bathroom slippers come handy… to visit the bathroom.
By Ashwin Bahulkar
Ashwin Bahulkar travels to the ancient temples and sights of Hampi, Badami, Pattadakkal and Aihole in the nothern region of Karnataka state in India, and shares his travelogues with us.
Packing the right things for the next destination is the key to lighter and easier travel. You must always carry the essentials like medicines, but avoid carrying too many clothes and accessories. But that depends on your destination and the activities you plan to do. For example, a hiking trip may not require you to carry swimming trunks.
Inspite of multiple countries issuing travel warnings to Egypt, extreme travelers still prefer to visit the land of pyramids. So after increasing the tourist visa fee from $15 to $20 this May, the Ministry of Tourism announced that beginning June this year, there will be a development tax on tourists arriving at certain airports.
After driving his motorcycle for 200,000 Km in 600 days, Alex Chacon has come up with this incredible “selfie” video. It was filmed on a GoPro camera on a stick.
Alex crossed over 75 borders in 36 countries to to capture this incredible footage.
Career, relationships, friends, family, children… a woman’s life is far from easy. Getting caught in this myriad of responsibilities and trying to strike a balance between different aspects of life can get so demanding that there is hardly any place for some quality ‘me time’. A solo travel may be just the kind of thing you need to break away from the pressures of your routine and bounce back rejuvenated. This is perhaps why the trend of solo female travelers heading out for vacations is on the rise, and for good reason.
By: Naresh Shah – Mumbai, India
From Salvador a comfortable six hours bus ride operated by Real Expresso took us to Lençóis (Bahia), a pretty little town with colorful houses on cobblestone streets. Lençóis serves as an excellent “base camp” to explore the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, a park enriched with valleys, caves, and waterfalls.
Just two day halt at Lençóis is considered very little time to fully explore the splendid park so we were advised to take an extensive day trip that promised us most exhaustive experience of the richness of the park operated by a local adventure tour company Eco Tur.
By: Naresh Shah – Mumbai, India
The big three daddies of waterfalls world on earth are considered to be the Iguaçu Falls (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay), the Niagara Falls (Canada and USA), and the Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe).
As we started planning our Brazil trip we were very certain to visit the magnificent natural wonder of Iguaçu falls. Foz do Iguaçu, a town that prospered with construction of the Itaipu Dam, serves as access point to visit the waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Iguaçu means “BIG WATERS” in Guarani language. Millions of years formed the basaltic rocks canyon where the Iguaçu river falls in 20 km downstream joining the Parana river.