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Tip: Keep the sunlight completely out!

November 5, 2012

Clamp drapes together to avoid sunlightIf 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.



Queensland introduces Go Card for unlimited travel and more

November 5, 2012

Queensland Go CardThe 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.

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Tip: Tie a rubber-band over your wallet to prevent theft

November 4, 2012


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.



Tip: Keep hotel room smelling fresh with this natural deodorant

November 4, 2012

orange peelWhenever you check into a hotel bring an orange, eat it in your room, and just toss the peel in the trash before you go out.

You’ll return to a naturally deodorized room. The peels absorb strong odors while releasing some natural fragrances.



Tip: Secret stash in a suitcase for documents

November 4, 2012

SuitcaseMost wheeler bags have a hidden compartment that you probably didn’t even know existed! Open the suitcase and look for a zipper in the lining at the base of the suitcase. Inside, you will find a small space between the two rods that run up the back of the bag.

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Findery lets you share ‘notes’ on places

November 2, 2012

finderyWe all love reviews of all the places we visit or restaurants we eat at, and if you want to share it with others or just leave a “note” a.k.a. review, then head over to Findery.

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Avoid hidden charges & get best rates by withdrawing local currency in foreign ATMs

November 2, 2012

Foreign ATMWhen you’re withdrawing cash from a foreign ATM machine, you are, most of the time, given an option to withdraw in the local currency or your home currency – and the rule is to always withdraw local currency.

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Get the Travel Bloggers calendar for charity purpose

November 1, 2012

Travel Blogger Calendar

Travel Blogger Calendar

Travel blogger Chris Walker-Bush from Aussie on the Road came up with this idea of Travel Blogger Calendar, where the proceeds will go to two selected charities as “a way to give back to the communities who have nurtured us and helped us to grow.”

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Flight safety video has LOTR effects on Air New Zealand

October 31, 2012

We all love to hate those safety videos on aircrafts, but if you are flying Air New Zealand, you might want to pay attention to their safety video. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Ring films, to make the video. And what do you get? A short film called An Unexpected Briefing that looks like it takes place in Middle Earth.

Watch out for the cameos by actors in the film, the great grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, and even Peter Jackson himself.



NYC Subway status – limited opening Thursday

October 31, 2012

Limited services on New York City Subway will begin tomorrow after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Here are the updates:

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British Airways launches ‘Know Me’ to recognize & serve better

October 30, 2012

British Airways 'Know Me' Program

Image: British Airways

Companies into customer service business want to recognize their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new level, even enabling its staff to put a face to the name before the customer sets foot in the airport.

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Sandy in East Coast, foggy in Los Angeles

October 29, 2012



Watch this smartphone get stolen on a train

October 28, 2012

Smartphone Thief

Smartphone Thief

Watch this video of a robbery that happened on a subway in Hungary. Someone was filming that guy because he was acting weird, and the person thought there might be some funny business ahead. Unfortunately, the instinct was correct.

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Tips on storing small items while traveling

October 26, 2012

sunglasses case cordsStoring chords and cables untangled or carrying those loose change in pockets/purses while traveling can be a pain, especially if you find them at the bottom of your bag.

Here are some quick tips to store them in a way that is handy and secure from thieves:

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Get this cheap & light power adapter with voltage converter when traveling internationally

October 26, 2012

Conair AdapterWith all the different plugs and voltages out there in the world, one of the must-haves in your packing list is a single adapter that supports a diverse range of voltages, electrical systems and physical plug configurations. Especially, voltages.

Most of the gadgets made in the United States and Canada requires a 110v connection to operate. Meanwhile, the rest of the world works differently. Japan, parts of South America and the Caribbean have power systems that use between 100 volts and 125 volts. The bulk of Europe operates at 220 volts. On the African continent and in large parts of India, there is no standardization. The electrical current used in one region may not be the same as that used in the next. In sprawling populations, the number of volts flowing out of the wall can even differ from street to street.

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