Travel Tech

The Expeditioner Review: Google Debuts Google Flight Search

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Google unveiled Google Flight Search today, their own flight search engine that is the product of their 2010 acquisition of ITA Software — the company that powers most of the big travel search engines. This being Google and all, rest assured that no one is going to allege the site was designed by graphic designers; […]

Yapta Lands $5 Million Investment

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Airfare tracking site Yapta announced today that they landed a $5 million investment from TripIt owner Concur, as reported by TechCrunch. This brings Yapta’s total investment to $13.8 million, or in layman’s terms, what Google spent on lunch today at their offices. If you didn’t know, Yapta is a site that alerts you to price […]

How To Use Twitter For Deals On Travel

Monday, July 18, 2011

For the truly budget conscious, no ordeal is too tough when looking for deals. Red-eye flights via sketchy local airlines, mile-long treks to cheap hostels, and a penchant for street food (okay, I’d do that one even if I weren’t looking for deals), are techniques budget travelers have learned to save money. And with the […]

5 Must-Listen Podcasts For Travelers

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poor ‘lil podcasts. Those glorious little nuggets of thought expelled into the web-o-sphere by the intelligent, the hilarious and, more often than not, the unfortunate obnoxious population. Like blogs, we love them and we hate them. But we put up with their profuse lameness because they are one of the last morsels of free new-media […]

Matador Network Unveils New Design

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It looks like the coding elves at Matador Network were busy over the weekend working on a site redesign that was unveiled today. The new site features a rotating featured article slider front and center and 15 links below to articles from their various sub-domains (a nice touch is that the stories are organizable by […]

Trippy Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Congratulations to Travel Bug Robert for his recent win at the oh-so-prestigious Trippy Awards as Filmmaker of the Year over at Trip Films. Rob uploaded a whopping 32 videos in 2010 alone, documenting trips in such places as L.A., Brussels and Ireland. In honor of the end of Mardi Gras, we’ve posted Rob’s video from […]

Exclusive: Is World Hum Shutting Down?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This weekend, as the New York Times Travel Show progressed, a small rumor began to spread — not something that usually occurs in the travel world — that something big was going down at, and it wasn’t good. World Hum is getting shut down . . . The site is on a permanent hiatus […]

How I Paid Only $210 For A Flight To Barcelona

Friday, February 25, 2011

It was just like any other Tuesday afternoon: I was typing away at the keyboard, tunes playing on my computer, my mind wandering to other parts of the world. Someone had recently been telling me how much they enjoyed Berlin and wished they could go back. A glance outside at the snowy landscape and the […]

Which Of These Travel Videomakers Deserves A Trip To Brazil?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Awards Season: that time of the year when all eyes turn to the Grammys, the Golden Globes, and the Oscars. But what about for the rest of us with travel on the mind? Well, we’re in luck, because late winter also means it’s travel video awards season. has just announced their nominations and voting […]

What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Surely predicting when airline tickets are the cheapest isn’t an exact science, is it? One couldn’t possibly say, with any level of particularity — given the Jurassic Park-esque chaos theory level of variables that must play into the setting of such prices — when exactly fares are the cheapest without finding themselves suddenly confronted with […]

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