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.
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Security
Lately, there has been news about how security at Israel’s airports have been tightened and people are being asked to login in to their email accounts
. Before going to Israel last month, I was told and warned about the excruciating long hours of security and screening one may have to go through; and how people from Arab descent and even Indian descent are targeted specifically. After an eleven hour flight from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, I braced myself for the worst – being sent back on the next flight to US and denied entry into Israel.
Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London
Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London
Railway network in India is the world’s 4th largest with 114,500 kilometers of track and 7,500 stations nationwide. With better roads and airline network, there are options for traveling across the country, but trains still remain the best way to move around.
So how does one make an Indian Railways Reservation online, especially if you live out of India? Here’s our take on Indian railways reservation process.
Yahoo! launched the TimeTraveler
app for iPhone that helps you plan your visit to a particular city by just providing the start and stop address or location.
Half a day away on the opposite side of the world is a country of striking contrasts. With culture, history, volcanoes, breathtaking scenery, Samurai houses and castles, natural hot springs and temples, Japan provides the visitor with a smorgasbord of experiences to delight both young and old.
Travelling to India this summer? Better be prepared against malaria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted international travelers against the active threat of malaria in India. In its latest ‘International Travel and Health Bulletin 2012′, the WHO has said that malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country at altitudes below 2,000m.
The bulletin cautions travelers against malaria infections, especially while travelling to the northeast, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka (with the exception of Bangalore), Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (with the exception of Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik and Pune), Odisha and West Bengal (with the exception of Kolkata).
According to the global health watchdog, 40%-50% cases of malaria in India are caused by the deadly P Falciparum, with an estimated 18,000 deaths in a year due to the fatal disease. The WHO bulletin also warns against anti-malarial drug resistance cases being reported in India.
The advisory, however, adds that there is no danger of malaria transmission in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim.
is not a place for superficial travellers. With so much hiding beneath an unfamiliar name, this is the perfect alternative to Oslo for your Norwegian getaway. Located on the Scandinavian West Coast, the city houses the closest Norwegian airport to the UK as well as being a closer destination than Oslo.
Photo of the ‘Twelve Apostles‘ in Victoria, Australia
Experience gorgeous 360° view of destinations and monuments at Airpano
, a non-commercial group of Russia-based “panorama enthusiasts” who are gradually traveling around the world to photograph some of the greatest sights on the planet.
The USA is a country that was built for adventure trips. With some of the most challenging wilderness environments in the world coupled with great transport infrastructure, America, from Alaska down to Florida, has it all for the lover of the great outdoors.