Travel Tech

Lonely Planet Adds Guidebook Maps To Their Site

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It was announced today over at Lonely Planet that they are adding their guidebook maps to their online guides, a welcome addition to the otherwise truncated online guides that used Google Maps before. However, a cursory look at the new addition shows that, curiously, the Google maps are still there, they’ve just added pushpins to […]

Best 50 Travel Websites . . . Ever!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Independent has a list of their top 50 travel websites, which, annoyingly enough, is readable only one click at a time (can you say “ad sales”?). So if you have about an hour to spare today (come on it’s Friday, of course you do), stretch out your right hand, grap a cup of tea […]

Kayak: The Google Of Travel?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Waldorf-Astoria’s under $300 on Mondays. What a deal! Kayak’s gone ahead and added a handy new feature called a “rate calendar,” a calendar (appropriately with rates) that breaks down the average price of a room by day for you right-brain visual people. I have to credit Budget Travel with scooping this story, but of […]

Where To Find The Best Travel Videos On The Web

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A little while back I started a new travel video group on Vimeo (in my opinion the best video-sharing site on the web) and called it, appropriately enough: Travel Videos (not to be confused with the other travel video group on Vimeo named HD Travel Videos; I’m trying to be a little more inclusive). I […]

Lonely Planet’s Now A Blog?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anyone had time to check out Lonely Planet’s recent online makeover? Apparently LP ditched it’s old, clunky design featuring limited helpful information and loads of self-promoting ads for a clunky, blog-style site featuring limited helpful information and loads of self-promoting ads. I use Lonely Planet guides as much as the next guy when I travel, […]

When Are You Going To Be Able To Get Wi-Fi On Your Next Flight?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Take that non-interactive books, wi-fi should be up and running on many flights soon. In a related development, the romantic-comedy genre is expected to experience a steep drop in viewers due to its heavy reliance on bored, captive plane passengers for most of its business. This article runs down who’s getting it and when. Virgin […]

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