Travel

For years I’ve been searching for an easy and inexpensive way to monitor our home while on the road, without luck.  I’ve tried a few different programs, but all involved initial set-ups that exceeded my technical skills, and I gave up in each case. Enter iCam. Install the $4.99 app on your iPhone (or Android […]

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As a diehard Google fan, I’ve never really given Bing more than a cursory look but have to admit, Bing’s travel search engine is terrific.  Based on Farecast (which was eventually sold to Microsoft), the site’s interface isn’t particularly remarkable save for one feature… …the feature that distinguishes Bing Travel from other sites is its […]

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Intriguing story about a couple of travel junkies who signed up for unlimited first class travel on American Airlines for life (at a cost of ~$400K) only to end up being investigated by the airline’s “revenue integrity team;” an excerpt: In September 2007, a pricing analyst reviewing international routes focused the airline’s attention on how […]

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Interesting article from The Wall Street Journal‘s Middle Seat column:  Oops! I Forgot My New iPad On the Plane; Now  What?    Author reports that hundreds of iPads are being left behind by harried or careless travelers.  At the end of the piece is a useful checklist of steps you can take; an excerpt: Protect […]

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If you travel internationally, you ought to check out the U.S. State Department’s free “Smart Traveler” app: This is a great app for understanding Visa requirements, travel concerns, and other information on dozens and dozens of countries. One small concern is that the language regarding travel warnings can be a bit over protective, particularly when […]

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Kevin on April 10th, 2012

Jodi from Legal Nomads offers 21 practical tips for traveling the world; an excerpt: 11. People are more alike than you think. My preferred way of connecting to people is via food but regardless of your passions or interests, travelling will also open your eyes to the fact that we are all more alike than […]

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Armed with your airline frequent flyer number & login information, MySeatFinder is a web-based program that constantly scours the seat maps for your flights, seeking to change your seats to match your preferences. The service keeps looking for a better seat until it secures your top preference, you turn off the service, or you check […]

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