Summer is here, and people are planning their vacations for the next three to four months. Don’t settle on those quick weekend trips that end up causing even more stress. Why not travel to a far off land for an entire week filled with relaxation and fun? Locations that offer cool water and beaches are near the top of everyone’s destination and get-a-way lists, whether these locations are at the family’s rustic cottage next to a mountain lake, or a time-share condo with a view of a coastal beach.
For a more exotic vacation, though, book a summer cruise to one of Bermuda’s 138 tropical islands. The stunning pink sandy beaches and turquoise waters surrounding these islands have attracted travelers worldwide including Hollywood movie stars, US Presidents, and tourists alike. All in search for an escape from their hectic and demanding day to day schedules.
When you are about to book a flight, you head over to a travel booking site and they will ask you for your destination before showing you the airfare. In contrast to that, GeniusFlight puts the budget first in your travel search, and suggests international destinations based on how much you are willing to spend on plane tickets.
All you have to do is set a budget, choose your departure and arrival dates, and enter the place you will be leaving from. The price is per person and includes taxes, so there won’t be hidden costs later. Make sure to select your currency before you start.
How does an airline promote the free 5 million miles they have released to grab? By making users download their free iOS app. So here’s what Russian airline S7 came up with – a fantastic way to promote use of its apps and give users points redeemable through its loyalty program.
After months of turmoil in Thailand, the army announced martial law last week and then limited a curfew for 3 hours only. Now they have blocked Facebook in the country so you cannot post your exotic pictures on the social media.
The Tech and Telecoms ministry says confirmed this Facebook block to Reuters. Facebook was taken off, but some tourists reported on Twitter that the social network was back online. Although the military junta seems to be working towards blocking it again.
Anyone wanting to log into blocked networks like Facebook may consider a network like myexpatnet to go around local IP’s when connecting to the internet.
Airbnb has enabled the “Disaster Response Tool” for the areas in Eastern Europe where hundreds of locals and tourists have been displaced by the massive floods. Covering Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia, Airbnb works with local hosts to try and offer their homes for free accommodation for those who have been impacted.
Hosts who are willing to offer their homes up for free of charge will have their associated Airbnb fees, announced the company. The program will run until at least June 3rd.
For now about 48 locations are being offered up through the program, most of them in Belgrade. Click here to find more details and how you can sign up as a host or guest.
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.