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Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead
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Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead

This BBC article actually made me tilt my head a little and sigh, “wow,” under my breath (that hasn’t happened in a while). A company has just announced the invention of a pair of glasses that, when paired with a microphone and translation software, will project real-time translations into your […]

Budget Travel To Close?
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Budget Travel To Close?

It looks like this was an active day over at the offices of Budget Travel. Rumors started flying late Friday evening when New York Magazine’s Daily Intel column reported that Budget Travel was being shuttered by its owners, The Washington Post Company, due to a 33% year over year quarterly […]

3 Things To Expect Now That The Travel Channel’s Been Sold
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3 Things To Expect Now That The Travel Channel’s Been Sold

As was reported in a surprise announcement last week, The Travel Channel was acquired by Cincinnati-based Scripps — owner of the Food Network and HGTV lifestyle television networks — in a deal valuing the channel at $1.1 billion. Other than a generous Christmas bonus for our man Anthony Bourdain, what […]

The Web’s Top Expat Blogs
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The Web’s Top Expat Blogs

What are the first things you’re supposed to do when you move abroad? #1: Find a job; #2: Figure out the best coffee shop nearby, and; #3: Start a blog, of course. BootsnAll is listing their 15 favorite expat blogs around the world. From newlyweds in Mumbai (Diary of a […]

Bing vs. The Other Guys: Who’s Got The Cheapest Tickets?
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Bing vs. The Other Guys: Who’s Got The Cheapest Tickets?

In the spirit of “Beach Week” (not to be confused with “Shark Week”, that other perennial, much ballyhooed 7-day national holiday), I decided to conduct a very unscientific study: How does Bing’s new search engine hold up? Let’s say I wanted to head to Curacao in late January during my […]

How Do I Prepare My iPhone For Travel?
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How Do I Prepare My iPhone For Travel?

Want to avoid racking up exorbitant fees while traveling with your iphone? Be prepared and check out this guide for prepping your phone for the trek through the wilderness of international telecommunications fees. Probably the most obvious thing to do (with all phones) is temporarily add on a specific plan […]

Wifi The Friendly Skies
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Wifi The Friendly Skies

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the runway at LAX, staring mindlessly at the cycle of commercials playing on my seat’s personalized TV monitor. Credit cards, the Delta frequent flier program, jewelry, a promotion for “Mad Men.” But somewhere during the seventh or eighth cycle, one of the […]

The Latest in Flight Delay Prediction Technology
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The Latest in Flight Delay Prediction Technology

I’ll admit, I have pretty good luck when it comes to flying. While my suitcase is usually among the last to pop out on the baggage claim carousel, I’ve never had one go missing. And despite averaging around 10 flights per year, seldom are they delayed, let alone canceled. But […]

Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That
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Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That

With over 50,000 apps already for the iPhone, figuring out which ones are the best for the intrepid traveler is the hard part. Lucky for you Travel + Leisure’s naming their top 11 travel apps, ranging from the basic — unit conversion, voice recorder — to the truly necessary — […]

Top 3 Airline Websites (And The 3 Worst)
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Top 3 Airline Websites (And The 3 Worst)

I was reading this post over at Budget Travel about a guy, so fed up with the American Airlines website, decided to redesign the front page to show the big boys how it’s done, at least in the mind of a 22-year-old web designer. Here’s the result. This got me […]

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