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Airbnb teams with locals to offer free accommodation in Southeast Europe affected by floods

May 22, 2014

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.


Calculate tip with splitting between friends with Gratuity iOS app

May 22, 2014

Gratuity iPhone AppLink: iTunes
Cost: Free

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A simple, easy-to-use app to figure out how much to tip on a bill, especially when you need to split the bill with more than one other person.

Just enter the amount on the check, select from six venues – dining, bar, delivery, taxi, salon, and casino and the happiness factor and Gratuity will calculate the amounts for you and others in your team. You can change how much or how little you want to tip.

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Star Alliance introduces new RTW fare levels

May 22, 2014

Star_AllianceStar 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.

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Game of Thrones filming locations you should visit this summer!

May 20, 2014

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.

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What a traveler needs to do for Thailand’s martial law

May 19, 2014

thailand_politics_sl104At 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.

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Travel deals: Chargers for smartphones for $10 & $15

May 19, 2014

iEnjoy MyBolt Portable USB Flash Charger – $9.99
s0812823_sc7With 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 –

Breett 10000mAh Power Bank Dual-Port USB Charger – $14.99
battery_chargerThis 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 –

Deals from TheFlightDeal added

May 19, 2014

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!

Get offline maps to any place in the world with MapsWithMe

May 17, 2014

MapsWithMe iPhone AppLink: iTunes
Cost: Free, $4.99

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Having offline maps is one of the essentials while traveling these days. Not everyone has data network enabled on their smartphones when you’re in a different country. We have shown you how you can access maps offline with the most-used app – Google Maps, but that can not be 100% reliable. They recently updated their app to allow accessing (or downloading in cache) maps offline – just type “ok maps” in the search bar and it will ask you if you want to save the maps offline after zooming and spanning them.

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Travel tips: Reuse these bathroom accessories you get free in hotels

May 15, 2014

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?

shoes_in_shower_capJust 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.


bathroom_slippersAs 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.


Hampi, Badami, Pattadakkal and Aihole, India

May 14, 2014

hampi_6By 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.

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TouchNote – iOS app review

May 14, 2014

TouchNote iPhone AppLink: iTunes
Cost: Free

Bang for buck: It’s free!
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Clicked a lot of pictures from your travels and want to send them as personalized postcards or greeting cards to friends and family? Then TouchNote is the app for you. There are a lot of bugs on their desktop version when we tested in Chrome browser. But the iPhone app works great!

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This interactive list will help you what to pack

May 14, 2014

whattopackPacking 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.

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Egypt will charge ‘development tax’ for tourists at certain airports

May 13, 2014

luxor_airportInspite 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.

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Incredible selfie video in 36 countries and traveling for 600 days

May 12, 2014

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.


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5 destinations every solo female traveler has to visit

May 12, 2014

greeceCareer, 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.

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