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Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates

If you define a successful trip by how much you can minimize the abuse, then a whole new wave of travel apps may be there to help rescue your experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go

It’s a new year and time to celebrate—or at least acknowledge—some very useful travel apps on the market. One works like a human GPS. It’s called Find My Friends, and… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: How Airline Seating Could Change in the Future

Just when you thought the challenge of airline seats — and airline seating — couldn’t get any more difficult, consider this. A French aircraft maker has announced plans to build… Read More…

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers
Travel Tips / Solo Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers

Are you a single traveler but don’t like traveling alone? There are now some mingling apps that can help you meet new people while you’re on the road. There’s Skout,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use While Traveling Solo
Travel Tips / Solo Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use While Traveling Solo

If you’re traveling solo, you’re not traveling alone. Single voyagers are one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry—and one of the most neglected. But now there are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots

If you’re like me, what’s the first thing you do when you get to your hotel? After crawling around looking for an electrical socket to plug in your laptop, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Farecasting Tools That Can Help You Find Low Airfare
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Travel Tip: Farecasting Tools That Can Help You Find Low Airfare

It seems that we’re always searching for the lowest airfares—if they exist at all these days. Fortunately, there are still some low fares to be found—you just need to know… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Plan As You Go
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Plan As You Go

If necessity truly is the mother of invention, there are a number of really great apps out there that will help you every time you travel. Business travelers should check… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Traveling With A Smartphone
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: The Truth About Traveling With A Smartphone

Most of us love our smartphones. Some of us are obsessed by—and with—them. One recent survey revealed that on average, Americans spend three hours a day just staring at their… Read More…

Travel Tip: A New Way You Can Claim Denied Boarding Compensation
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: A New Way You Can Claim Denied Boarding Compensation

Most of us are somewhat familiar with the rules of denied boarding compensation. This is what happens when you get bumped from your flight even though you have a valid… Read More…

Travel Tip: Risky Places to Use Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Risky Places to Use Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Just about everywhere we travel, many of us are usually looking for an available—and free—Wi-Fi hotspot. But these hotspots may be too hot. Some of them are run by networks… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Travel Apps That Can Make Your Trip a Little Easier
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Travel Apps That Can Make Your Trip a Little Easier

If you’re like me, you define a successful trip by how much you can minimize the abuse en route to your destination. Since necessity is still the mother of invention,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Translation Apps You Can Use While You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Translation Apps You Can Use While You’re Traveling

Whenever you travel overseas, not being fluent in a foreign language can be a little awkward, a little embarrassing, sometimes hilariously funny, or could get you into trouble. Now there… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Travel Gadgets

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?
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

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…