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Travel Tip: Photo Apps That Make Your Pictures Look Even Better

Admit it, you take a million smartphone pictures when you travel. Well, there are some creative things you can do to your photos with the right photo apps. You want… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Airports are Incorporating Biometric Scanning
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Airports are Incorporating Biometric Scanning

Could traditional ID cards someday be obsolete? Alaska Airlines is testing out a biometrics program that scans retinas or fingerprints of frequent travelers who fly out of San Jose International… Read More…

Travel Tip: Less Annoying Alternatives to Selfie Sticks
Apps & Technology / Travel Gadgets / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Less Annoying Alternatives to Selfie Sticks

By now you’ve heard about selfie sticks. Most people seem to hate them, but a whole lot of people seem to have them. Here are some less annoying alternatives to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is Google Taking Over the Travel World?
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Is Google Taking Over the Travel World?

Google has quietly launched a feature that lets you book a hotel room through its search engine. Traditionally, you could search for a hotel on Google, but then you had… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

Hotel technology is getting more sophisticated, and in some places, it may seem like machines are taking over the world. In Japan, the Henn na Hotel is truly wild. Everything… Read More…

Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps

Going on a road trip? Don’t make it a race to get from point A to point B. Some apps can help you discover new sites along the way. Google’s Field… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport

Amazingly enough, airport food is finally improving, and now it’s even easier to get that food without waiting in line. San Francisco airport just launched a new app called AirGrub…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone

For many travelers, their smartphones have become digital wallets that contain everything from banking information to expense reports. So if your phone is lost or stolen, your personal details are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?
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Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?

You might research travel on various devices, but what device do you prefer to actually book your trip? Travel providers are now paying attention to “cross-platform” options. People can start their… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology

Airports are investing big money into making the travel experience a little better. Why? Because they’re counting on captive audiences to spend money. Hong Kong International Airport is doing a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room

Watching movies in a hotel room used to involve overpriced pay-per-view that was charged to your room. But hotel chains are making some changes, and now you can stream movies… Read More…