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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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Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations (Updated)

October 25, 2012

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed last year for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary.

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Keret House in Warsaw is world’s thinnest home

October 24, 2012

Keret House

Keret House (Andreas Meichsner for NYT)

In between ul. Chłodna 25 and ul. Żelazna 74 lies one of world’s thinnest homes, called Keret House. Designed by architect Jakub Szczęsny, the steel-framed construction with Styrofoam and plywood has its widest point being 133cm and its narrowest just 71cm.

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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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