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Road Train Cars Successfully Tested

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested June 20, 2012 | General, Travel News | Read More
The newest breakthrough in the movement towards autonomous driving, the first public test of futuristic “road train” cars—conducted on a highway in Spain—was a resounding success. Road train cars feature not one, but three unmanned vehicles following a truck with a human driver. The...

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad June 4, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Looking for a new yacht? Well, you might have to wait a bit longer for this £15 million one. It seems its current owner is pretty happy with it. And who wouldn’t be ecstatic with a yacht that took five years to build, and includes a hull built from glass and the ability to be controlled by an...

Nintendo Introduced to Visitors of the Louvre

Nintendo Introduced to Visitors of the Louvre May 31, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Okay, so it’s not Nintendo, exactly. It’s just a game that looks a whole lot like Nintendo by the makers of Nintendo. Musée du Louvre officials have decided to bring the old art museum into the 21st century with their new hand-held devices that help guide visitors around the palace. They’ve...

The Most Ridiculous Things You Can Buy with Airline Miles

The Most Ridiculous Things You Can Buy with Airline Miles May 21, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
You probably believed that you could only use airline miles to pay for flights, hotels, or rental cars. Au contraire. Airline miles can apparently be used for so much  more according to a newly published study. Thanks to Idea Works, a marketing research company, we now know exactly what those miles...

“Hangover Bus” Offers Vitamins and Fluids on Las Vegas Strip

“Hangover Bus” Offers Vitamins and Fluids on Las Vegas Strip April 30, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Praise be to all that is sacred! The perfect invention has just been unveiled in Sin City, where it may be most needed. Anesthesiologist Jason Burke has just introduced “Hangover Heaven” in Las Vegas: a bus service that tours the strip, giving vitamins, amino acids, and other medications...

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL April 30, 2012 | Business, Travel News | Read More
Whoops. Stock images apparently don’t always save the day. Particularly if you are heading up an advertising agency who is running a large campaign for a country. Unfortunately, an agency out of Britain called The Line Agency seemed to believe otherwise. Atout France – France’s tourism...

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers April 13, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Coffee drinkers continue to be a luckier and luckier bunch. Now there’s no need to hit the Starbucks drive-thru to deal with that morning commute. Well, at least if you are in France. Where we don’t think they have drive-thru Starbucks. All that aside, we’re sure the new Handpresso...

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is…

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is… April 11, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Google Maps just keeps expanding and expanding. The internet giant has now made its way into Thailand. New street views include roads in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, though many of the historical sites have yet to make an appearance, according to Jaunted. Beyond Thailand, Google Maps is also hopping...

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves April 11, 2012 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
More and more it seems the end really is near. Yes, friends, Marmite is officially off the shelves in New Zealand. We know. Sure, it sounds like it won’t be forever. But who can we trust these days? After the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, the Marmite factory was damaged. Yet we thought...

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You April 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
If you thought you might get to experience the 009 lifestyle at Britain’s airports, we have some unfortunate news for you. Officials have apparently killed off the Iris Recognition Immigration System, otherwise known as IRIS, due to its purported malfunctions and slow results. The machines, which...
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