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10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed

10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed August 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Maps are a traveler’s bible. Whether you prefer your maps digital, interactive, or the old-school fold up kind, we would never recommend leaving home without one. A good map gives its user logical information–directions, topography, street names…you know, the important stuff. While...

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
During takeoffs and landings, it’s prohibited on airplanes to use any electronic devices. We know it’s a bit of a nuisance for many travelers but the same rule applies to the airplane crew, including the pilots. Until now, that is. According to treehugger, American Airlines will be making...

New Mobile App Maps The Insides of Shopping Malls And Airports

New Mobile App Maps The Insides of Shopping Malls And Airports October 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Knowing is half the battle, right? Point Inside — whose mission is to “map the indoor world” –wants to help you in your battle… to find the bathroom. Or the Macy’s. Or the nearest Starbucks in the airport. They’re released an application, compatible with the...

New World Maps …With a Twist

New World Maps …With a Twist September 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ever wanted to know which countries make the most money selling ideas? How about which countries have the most Internet users or highest income? These and many more animated maps are available online from a website called Worldmapper. NPR reported that the animated maps that go beyond just showing you...

Friday Siteseeing: Naughty Postcards, The Snazzy Napper, Automated Plane Crash Recordings

Friday Siteseeing: Naughty Postcards, The Snazzy Napper, Automated Plane Crash Recordings August 27, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
Our fearless web-roundup leader Amy Widdowson is on vacay this week, thus her trusty side-kick Rachel Greenberg will be filling you in on all the cool stuff you should have already seen this week. You’re welcome. Enjoy! Things you would rather not hear on a plane: an automated voice letting you...

Flickr and Picasa Data Used to Map Tourist Behavior

Flickr and Picasa Data Used to Map Tourist Behavior June 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you need some help determining what, exactly, the beaten track is in a given destination, maybe these maps will help shed some light. As reported by the Daily Mail, computer programmer, Eric Fisher of Oakland, California, has compiled data using the photo-sharing sites Flickr and Picasa and presented...

Hallucinogens: Travelers’ New Cure For Long Trips?

Hallucinogens: Travelers’ New Cure For Long Trips? April 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Want to travel to another continent, but dread spending an entire day jammed into a tiny airplane seat?  While your body may still have to be stuck there, hallucinogens and psychedelic drugs may set your mind free … someday.  While the idea may seem as far-fetched as driving from California to...

10 Essentials to Take to a National Park

10 Essentials to Take to a National Park July 16, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
“Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints, Pack Only…” Any visit to a National Park requires a bit of preparation. The very idea of vacationing at a park implies that you will be in the wilderness. Toilets don’t flush. Showers are few and far between. Food cannot be refrigerated....
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