Earlier, we had reviewed
FlightFox that will find the best flight deal for you, of course with a fee. Now, TravelSpinner
is a similar website where they collect your travel request on an easy-to-use online form before submitting it to three relevant specialists.
You will pay a large amount of money for a hotel because of the facilities and staff-costs, but staying at a hostel does not resemble to a nice hotel. At a hostel, you pay a small amount for basic amenities, but never assume the $25 you pay for a bunk will live up to your expectations. Before giving the hostel any money, ask to see your room. Make a careful inspection and do not allow the front desk guy to intimidate you into a less than detailed examination.
Examine your room, ask questions, look what’s around the hostel. Here are some tips to keep in mind when booking a hostel:
Traveling solo has it’s advantages of going around and about at your own pace and schedule. But whether you live in hotels or hostels (for private rooms), it doesn’t come cheap. If you prefer staying in a private room at a hostel, then you will still have to pay for two or more people, depending on the room you’re booking. But if you travel as a group, preferably more than 10, then you can save a lot of money plus have the social opportunity to bond with family or friends. Here’s how you can save money by these simple tips:
We all need some down time from the electronics we use in our daily lives – be it e-readers or iPads, iPhones, etc. It’s good to be offline once in a while and just relax, but flying in cramped airlines on a transoceanic flight is not the best way to take that breather. So most of us take up reading or just finishing that essay or dissertation we have been putting off. And then there are some of us – rather most – who would really want to get online and chat with friends, reply to pending emails or just post our pictures of crying babies or that annoying person next to us on Facebook.
Virgin WiFi on London Tube
The first London Tube stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer was announced by London Underground and Virgin Media. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July.
We are celebrating the summer season by offering our walking tour guides in English, German and Spanish, for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, for SALE starting at just $1.99 (equivalent GBP and EUR prices).
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Weather Channel’s Trip Planner
Who wouldn’t like a nice sunny, not-so-hot weather when on a road trip? Created by design studio Stamen for the Weather Channel, Trip Planner
is a web app that forecasts the weather along your route with a combination of Weather Channel and Google Maps.
Duffel bag with detachable wheels
Most duffel bags these days come with attached wheels, but if you still own one without wheels, then RonnK has an excellent tip for you. You don’t have to spend money on buying a new one because Instructables user RonnyK shows off a relatively simple way to add detachable wheels to nearly any bag you already own.
PackBack is a feather-weight backpack from Trek Light Gear
that weighs just 3 ounces and can fold into a package the size of a child’s fist, but with the super-strong parachute nylon, it is able to carry more than 30 pounds.
Starting June 1, 2012, United Airlines announced that it will raise the cost of a second checked bag on such flights from $70 to $100.
Western Wall, Jerusalem
Point of Departure: Jaffa Gate or Zion Gate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Comprehensive guide to the Jewish Quarter in Old City, Jerusalem.
Customizing your airline seat based on social media, or your mood is out there and more airlines are trying to make it easier for you. But ever wondered what side of the plane is the best in order to avoid that early morning glare? Or you want to make sure you capture a beautiful sunset at 36,000 feet?
The city of Pokhara in Nepal has the world’s most craziest zipline – an astounding drop of 2,000 feet (600 meters) and a distance of almost 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers).
A new app, Just Landed
, was launched today that will tell you when to leave your home to pick up a friend or family member by just entering the flight number into the app. It takes into consideration real-time flight data, your location, and current traffic and will send an alert to you when it’s time to leave the house for a seamless, no-waiting airport pickup.