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

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Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps

Your smartphone can probably do a lot more than you’d expect, and that’s especially true when you get to your hotel. More and more hotels are coming out with brand-specific… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
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Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online
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Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online

You may have heard the news: Amazon is getting into the travel business. It was only a matter of time, but how does it measure up to the competition? Online travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Download Movies Onto Your Tablet
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Travel Tip: How to Download Movies Onto Your Tablet

Admit it, flying is usually when you catch up on guilty pleasure movies that you don’t have time for otherwise. Here’s how to download movies and watch the ones you… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Upload Videos Through These Apps & Sites
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Travel Tip: How You Can Upload Videos Through These Apps & Sites

I get it, you can barely keep up with the latest websites, much less the newest social-networking tools. But when it comes to sharing videos of your travels, there are… Read More…