Peek offers a lot of customized trips and activities on their website with carefully curated and selected vendors. Launched just a month back with selected locations in California and Hawaii, Peek takes it to the next level by letting users define their “perfect days” with insider tips on sights to see, places to sleep and activities to do.
Most hotel rooms don’t come with a microwave inside the room, and if you need to heat water then you can use most clothing irons as a hotplate. Topologic blog suggests that you can heat water on the flat metal surface, but make sure to secure the iron upside down.
Of course, it will be hazardous and a terrible idea to hold it in your hands, then turn on to heat something.
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Our favorite calling service Skype is giving away unlimited free calls in over 40 countries. You must claim this by end of today November 15, 2012.
The scheme covers both landline and mobile calls in the US, and international calls to over 40 countries. Make sure to cancel this service after 27 days else you will be charged every month.
The latest video of Incredible India is released by the Ministry of Tourism.
This has resulted in an unsightly mess of hardened blobs of gum and tattered scraps of paper which deface the World Heritage-listed city’s most popular attraction. A new decree being drawn up by Verona city council will prohibit the sticking of chewing gum or adhesive Post-it notes to the walls and the consumption of food or drink in the courtyard of the house.
No more writing of graffiti on the walls of the courtyard and the tunnel that leads into it, apart from on specially-provided, removable panels. A fine up to 500 Euros will be imposed on anyone caught breaking the new rules.
Verona earns a fortune from the legend of Romeo and Juliet, despite the fact that there is little evidence that the couple ever existed. Historians say there is almost nothing to link the house to Shakespeare’s tragic love story and that the celebrated balcony was constructed out of bits of a medieval sarcophagus in the 17th century. The only shred of a connection is the fact that the house was probably once the home of the Cappello family — who may have been the model for the Capulets of Romeo and Juliet.
Priceline.com just announced that it has agreed to acquire the travel search engine Kayak for $1.8 billion. Priceline will pay $40 per share for Kayak. About $500 million of the purchase price will be in cash and the other $1.3 billion in equity and stock options.
Priceline said that Kayak will continue to operate independently. Kayak, Priceline argued, will profit from this partnership in its plans to expand internationally. Priceline also noted that this transaction will help Kayak to get deeper into the hotel business.
Priceline has acquired four companies so far: Agoda.com, Booking.com, TravelJigsaw and Active Hotels.
Spirit Airlines is notoriously known for its extra baggage fees – cabin and carry-on. The airline has increased the carry-on baggage fees to $35 if purchased during online booking ($25 for members of the airline’s fare club) and $50 if purchased at the airport kiosk. And there’s more…
We have all been in a situation where, even after double-checking the dates and schedules, we book that hotel room to find out that our plans have changed. Hotel reservations typically set you back at least a few hundred dollars, and most of them are not always refundable — especially if you’re really close to the scheduled date/time of your stay there.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit all the places in the world and have wondered where all your Facebook friends have to, then head over to the brand new website called Traverie.
You don’t want to leave your freshly-opened toothbrush in a bag or on the sink in the bathroom of your hotel because of the fear of catching germs.
Just punch a hole in the bottom of the plastic or paper cup that’s in your room, and insert the handle of the toothbrush. Place the cup sitting bottom-up on the counter and your toothbrush will stay germ-free.
If you have trouble sleeping in a hotel room because the drapes won’t shut completely or stay overlapped enough to keep the sunlight out; and if you don’t have anything to keep them shut, then head for the closet and get one of those hangers for pants or skirts that clamp together. Just attach them to the drapes. Works every time.
The company that delivers bus, train and ferry services across South Queensland in Australia has launched a Go Card for tourists that will offer unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive calendar days travel on all TransLink bus, train or ferry services, along with discounts and offers on more than 80 key tourist attractions, theme parks, accommodation providers, restaurants and more.
While traveling in areas that are prone to pick-pocketing, it is always recommended for men to keep their wallets in the front pocket of your pants. But just warp a rubber-band over your wallet before putting in your pocket. This will make it difficult even for expert thieves because of the additional friction because of the rubber-band.
This also prevents the wallet to, accidentally, drop out coins or papers.