Travel Tech

What Do You Think Of The New BootsnAll Design?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If you’ve visited BootsnAll during the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed their site went through a pretty dramatic re-design. Why, I wonder? Recent break-up, perhaps, with GoNomad? The web-equivalent of getting a new haircut and going out and buying a new wardrobe? Maybe it was just time for a 2.0 update, with larger […]

Apple To Put The Squeeze On Travel Sites?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

According to, Apple has filed a patent for iTravel, an iPhone application that would allow users to search, book, and receive confirmations for flights, car rentals, buses, trains and hotels. With no official announcement yet, the most likely release date for this function would be this summer when the iPhone receives a major upgrade […]

Three Sites You Should Know For Traveling Cheap

Friday, April 16, 2010

My eyes usually begin to gloss over when I start to read those articles about someone’s “tips to traveling cheap.” Don’t fly during major holidays. Shop around online for the best ticket. Pass when the hotel manager offers you the penthouse suite with the champagne-filled jacuzzi. But I did like a couple of site tips […]

Budget Travel Still In Business

Thursday, December 17, 2009

As is being reported today, Budget Travel magazine will not be closing down (rumors we reported on a couple weeks ago), but instead is being sold off by the Washington Post to private investment firm Fletcher Asset Management Inc. And layoffs? Fletcher has reportedly “agreed to keep almost all of Budget Travel’s employees.” Good news […]

The Frugal Traveler To The Web?

Friday, December 4, 2009

The New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler,” Matt Gross, was in attendance at last night’s talk, “Travel Gets Social: The New World of Travel Media,” when discussions turned to the prospect of the future of travel journalism. In a surprisingly candid, yet refreshingly sober, analysis of his own employer, Matt admitted that should the Grey Lady […]

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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 eyes. There is also a […]

Budget Travel To Close?

Monday, November 16, 2009

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 drop in revenue (which, given […]

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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 exactly does this mean for […]

The Web’s Top Expat Blogs

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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 White Indian Housewife), to Danes […]

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

Friday, October 9, 2009

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 birthday to scuba away those […]

© 2020