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Preparing for your self-drive Cancun holiday

October 22, 2012

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Self-drive holidays in Mexico are very popular and, with careful planning, can be the trip of a lifetime. Cancun is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. Sun-drenched beaches, jungle adventures, cenotes (underground springs) and culturally rich attractions are to be found in abundance. There is little point, however, in arriving in Cancun with no plan in mind.

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Get fare alert by Hipmunk on your flight search

October 16, 2012

HipmunkOne of our favorite travel booking websites, Hipmunk, got cooler by offering free fare alerts. Search for a flight and just enter your email at the “Watch Fare” option (if it doesn’t show up automatically) and get notified as soon as cheap airfare is available.

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Arrested in a foreign country? here’s what you should do

October 12, 2012

Arrested in foreign countryRules and laws differ from one country to the other. And it’s a good practice to know the basic laws of the countries you’re visiting as a tourist or an expat. For example, traveling without identification in Russia is one way to get detained. So what do you do if you’re arrested in a foreign country?

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How to transfer Frequent Flyer Miles between programs

October 12, 2012

United MileagePlusDid you need to know how to transfer frequent flyer miles between airlines? Do you need a few miles to get to a free trip? Or do you have some miles that are expiring or you think you will never use? It may be you can get the points you need, or get rid of the points you don’t need, by transferring them to another program. The transfer rates are sometimes good, sometimes not good.

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Track every single train in India real-time with RailRadar

October 10, 2012

RailRadarOne of the world’s largest railway networks, Indian Railways comprises 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,000 km (40,000 mi) and 7,500 stations. With so much going on, however much the Government improves schedules, trains get delayed all the time. Over the last decade, train network and traffic in India have grown tremendously. Indian Railways expects this trend to continue over the next few decades.

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Southwest offers 40% off on their Big Winter Sale

October 9, 2012

Southwest's Big Winter SaleSouthwest announced their Big Winter Sale today, offering 40% off nationwide flights with the code BIGDEAL40.

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Know your route from one point to other using Rome2Rio

September 25, 2012

Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio

If you have ever wondered a way to reach from one point to the other, that would include walking, public transportation and/or flights? And how much it may cost, then Rome2Rio is your one-stop place.

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Review: Blue Danube Hostel, Budapest

September 24, 2012

Blue Danube HostelThis is one the most friendliest hostels we have ever stayed at. It’s a 20 minute walk from the Keleti Pályaudvar (East Station), but inform the gracious, most generous host Sándor in advance and he will pick you up from the station for free! The hostel is a part of an apartment building, and the one we stayed at had two private rooms with one shared bathroom and a kitchen.

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Review: Wombats ‘The Lounge’ hostel, Vienna

September 24, 2012

Wombats "The Lounge", ViennaOne of the best things about this hostel is the location – it’s conveniently located at a 5-minute walk from West Bahnhof (West Station) and about 20 minutes walk straight down Mariahilfer Straße to the old square.

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With all the fees slapped on to your bill, reconsider your travel budget

September 23, 2012

Image: André Letria for NYTimes

You may think that you have budgeted your next vacation to the dime and nickel by considering all the possible and estimated, if not exact, costs – flights, hotels, places to see, museums, meals, etc. But Stephanie Rosenbloom points out in her article that your final bill may be significantly higher than your budget because of the fees that airlines, hotel and rental car industries pass it on to their consumers.

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Photos: Shuttle Endeavour landing at Los Angeles Airport

September 21, 2012
Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour



Video: Space Shuttle Endeavour flying over Los Angeles Downtown

September 21, 2012

Video of the space shuttle Endeavour flying over Los Angeles downtown



London Tube has a solution for iOS 6 maps failure

September 21, 2012

London Tube reacts to iOS 6Ben Mathais took this picture at Hackney Wick underground station in London. The staff took humor in response to the iOS 6 maps failure.

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Public Transport apps on iOS 6 since Apple Maps don’t have them

September 19, 2012

HopStopApple released it’s latest iOS for iPhone, iPod and iPad and as you may have heard, Google Maps was chucked out in iOS 6, which means that the navigation software is now without public transportation data.

When you try to access your routes using Apple Map, they push you to third-party apps, but knowing where to start can be a daunting task. There are many apps out there that will give your public transportation information, but to get you started, here are a few of our favorites

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Bridge of death on U.S. Highway 93 on Google Maps

September 18, 2012

Great Basin HighwayLooking over Hoover Dam and Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge that runs through U.S. Interstate 93 on Google Maps today, we noticed that the one half of the bridge was not visible on Google maps!

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