One of the most annoying failure about travel is to bring home the bedbugs that may have creeped into your baggage. It saves a lot of money if you’re a cautious traveler by not spending more than $2,000 on getting your home bedbug free.
So here are a few tips on how you can have a bedbug-free travel:
Some of us have lost our essential travel document like passport or boarding pass, just after a cup of coffee at a cafe. If you have travel insurance then it may cover the loss of your personal belongings, but not the huge strain of losing the most important document.
Here are some tips on what you should or can do:
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Monday announced the opening of Pharaonic tombs to tourists after restorations had been completed.
In a press statement, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass said the tombs date back to Egypt’s New Kingdom period (1569 to 1081 BCE) and include the tomb of Horemheb, a general who seized power at the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and the tomb of Maya, King Tutankhamun’s treasurer.
Pictures from our recent trip to Croatia. This is from the capital city with the least tourists – Zagreb.
AirTran launched a 2-day sale and here are the details:
- Book your tickets by May 26, 2011.
- Travel to/from Aruba is valid August 20 through November 10, 2011.
- Travel to/from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco is valid September 6 through November 10, 2011.
- Travel is valid to/from other destinations through November 10, 2011.
- 10-day advance purchase required.
- Lowest (off-peak) sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Additional (peak) sale fares are valid for travel on other days of the week.
- Blackout dates are June 19, 24, 26, and 30; July 1-5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, and 31; and August 5, 7, and 14, 2011.
We have all felt the pinch of high gas prices and with the summer travel season here, most of us want the best for our bucks. Here are some tips to go out there and have a wonderful short vacation without the financial drain.
City Sightseeing, the world-wide company for city sight-seeing tours, has launched a free app for iPhone and Android for multiple cities that host City Sightseeing tour buses. The City Sightseeing app for Los Angeles coincides with local Starline Tours’ Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker City Tour, featuring routes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and downtown L.A.
The app allows you to buy tickets for the bus tours and get information on where and what the stops are. There’s also a way to email “postcards” of pictures taken during the tour.
Last week’s Icelandic volcano is spewing ash that is being blown towards the British and Irish air-spaces. This has caused one airline to cancel nearly all its flights and officials to warn of possible further flight disruptions.
The disruption from the Grimsvotn (GREEMSH-votn) volcano is not expected to be as great as that caused by a different volcano last year that led to the grounding of almost all air traffic in Europe for several days amid fears that the ash could cause engines to stall. Systems and procedures have been improved, and the ash is currently not expected to move into continental Europe.
Designing apps that cater to distinct needs, Blackberry has now come up with its new Travel app. This app is touted to be an integrated tool which enables users to plan, book, manage and share travel activities with ease.
The app renders flawless push notifications and a perfect integration of travel itineraries and flight status updates into the familiar BlackBerry Calendar. When the user’s e-mail inbox receives a new booking confirmation or itinerary, the BlackBerry Travel app will be intuitively updated with all the necessary itinerary details.
Pictures from our recent trip to Croatia where clothes hanging on ropes or flowers blooming is a common thing to do in the windows of Croatia.
Pictures from America’s financial capital of the Mid-West – Chicago.
There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help.
Updated on September 27, 2011
Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS
Also check out TripBase’s Travel apps for iPhone and iPad.
Earlier today we reported that U.S. State Department has issued travel warning for all its citizens and now the United States has indefinitely suspended visa operations from Pakistan.
An embassy note said: “The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for ROUTINE BUSINESS to the general public until further notice. (i.e. visas, etc.) The Embassy and Consulates remain open for other business and for emergency American citizen services.”
US suspends visa operations from Pakistan [NDTV India]
Apart from various ways to save money on your next trip, booking a flight on Tuesdays at around 3pm and flying out on Wednesdays can save you some dough.
The amazing people at FareCompare have done all the research for you and think that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other airlines then try to come out with their own matching deals Tuesday morning. By Tuesday afternoon, all the best fares in the computers and waiting for you!
Wednesday is the day least traveled, so its often the cheapest. Also, Wednesdays airlines charge the lowest peak travel day surcharges that are filed in the same manner as fuel surcharges which were popular in 2008 when oil hit $140+ per barrel.
From FareCompare on Peak Travel Day Surcharges:
The surcharge amount applicable for the specified departure day(s) is added to the base airfare price and a 7.5% sales tax is applied.
Then fees for airport facilities, FAA and TSA are added to that amount to provide the final quoted amount (you can typically only see them broken out if you view the fare rule restrictions for the “surcharge” category).
These charges are NOT charged separately like airline bag fees, which are an “extra” item (currently untaxed unless a few Congressmen get their way), like trip insurance, something you choose to pay. Passengers have no way to opt out of this surcharge, it is baked into the final flight price quote.
Airlines also benefit from filing surcharges in this manner because one simple rule changes tens of thousands of airfares, which means they don’t have to file specific date based airfares that can cost them filing fees.
So buy on Tuesdays, travel on Wednesdays, and you’ll have more money left over for those pretzels!
American Airlines launched its newest international flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Helsinki (HEL) between May 01, 2011 and October 28, 2011.
Operating out of American’s “Gateway to the World” terminal at O’Hare from May 1 through Oct. 29, the new flight is one of the new routes announced last October as part of American’s trans-Atlantic joint business with British Airways and Iberia.
American’s new nonstop service will be the second from the U.S. to Helsinki, complementing oneworld partner Finnair’s existing JFK-HEL flight. American is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.
American will fly the new route with its two-class Boeing 767-300 aircraft, offering 30 lie-flat Business Class seats and 195 seats in Economy Class.
The schedule for the new route is as follows:
From Chicago to Helsinki on AA Flight #130:
||08.30 a.m. (+1 day)
From Helsinki to Chicago on AA Flight #131:
(Effective May 2, 2011):
The new Helsinki flight is in addition to new service launched by American on April 5 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Budapest, Hungary, as well as additional service from Miami to Madrid and from JFK to Barcelona.
In June, British Airways will launch new service between London and San Diego. In March, Iberia began its new nonstop service from Madrid to Los Angeles and from Barcelona to Miami.