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No Budget To Travel? This Company Can Fake A Vacation For Your Instagram

In fact, some of the enviable travel photos on the Instagram Explore page are probably fake. A recent study reveals that 10 percent of people post fake vacation pictures on social media.

Life & Style April 22, 2019

Google Maps Forecasts The Best — And Worst — Times To Travel On 4th Of July

Many people will be traveling on the road to celebrate Independence Day 2018. Google Maps released a platform that can guide drivers in cities about what times to avoid on the road.

Google June 28, 2018

You Can Now Visit 11 Disney Parks On Google Maps Street View

Users are now allowed to view several Disney Parks on Google Maps Street View. A virtual tour of each park can help people plan for the actual trip in the future.

Google March 7, 2018

You Should Really Tell Your Doctor About Your Bucket List: Here’s Why

A bucket list is an important list of goals one hopes to achieve before they leave Earth permanently. According to a new study, it’s better if your doctor knows what’s in your list.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2018

Google Makes Booking Hotels, Flights On Your Phone A Lot Easier

Google announced an incoming update intended to make traveling manageable via a smartphone. The new function will keep flights and hotel reservations accessible on a single page.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Will No Longer Give Third Parties Airfare Data Via QPX Express: How This Affects You

Google is shutting down QPX Express, which travel websites and apps use to provide users information on airfare and flights. The shutdown roots to a low usage issue, but some think this could be an antitrust disaster waiting to happen.

Google November 3, 2017

WHO Controversy: Is The Cash-Strapped UN Health Agency Splurging On Travel?

The World Health Organization (WHO) annual spend on travel may be greater than those on major public health initiatives such as AIDS or malaria, according to internal documents. Find out more about this AP exclusive on shocking WHO travel costs.

Public Health May 22, 2017

Malaria Could Be Deadlier In The United States Than Previously Thought

Serious and even deadly cases of malaria may be striking the United States more often than previously reported. Learn more about malaria incidence in the country, according to a new report.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Facebook Adds City Guides Feature To Its App To Help Travelers Plan Vacations

Facebook began rolling out a new feature called City Guides that gives users suggestions on places that are popular in that city.

Internet March 3, 2017

Beijing Residents Are Heading Out Of Town To Escape Smog

Beijing’s air pollution problem has become acute, compounded by winter. For the fifth consecutive day, Beijing and Northern China are shrouded in heavy smog that has thrown air traffic, road traffic and civic life out of gear.

Earth/Environment December 22, 2016

Airbnb No Longer Just For Booking Rooms: You Can Now Also Plan Your Travel Activities Through The Service

Airbnb has revealed a revamped version of its app that expands the services offered beyond booking rooms. Travelers can now also plan their travel activities through Airbnb, along with accessing tips and recommendations from locals.

Business Tech November 17, 2016

FaceCradle Is The Must-Have Pillow For Sleeping On An Airplane

FaceCradle is the travel pillow that has four different modes to let users find comfortable sleeping positions when on a long flight. The project is being funded via Kickstarter.

Gadgets September 7, 2016

Now Travelers Can Ride Through The Airport On Their Luggage With The Motorized Modobag

Modobag is the carry-on smart luggage that allows users to track their bag and ride it throughout the airport to make their flight on time.

Gadgets July 25, 2016

Ways To Stop Jet Lag Once And For All

Jet lag is a common complaint among long-distance travelers. Here are some ways on how you can stop jet lag from keeping you up (and down) once and for all.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2016

Summer 2016 Travel Tips: Homesharing And Ridesharing Tips To Avoid Identity Theft

Homesharing and ridesharing have become the norm of summer travel these past few years. But some bad habits related to these travel practices could cause you to become a victim of identity theft even while you're on vacation.

Security July 17, 2016

Acer Unveils 2 New Laptops Recommended For Travelers

Acer's Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 models — to be released in the third quarter of 2016 and in July — emerge as travel-friendly laptops with qualities such as a compact size, lasting battery power and recharging via USB.

Computers May 30, 2016

Researchers: Summer Is The Peak Season For Travel, But Not Travel App Downloads

Researchers determined that travel app downloads actually peak in November and continue on through January in the U.S.

Apps/Software May 13, 2016

Report: 68 Percent Of Consumers Exclusively Book their Travel Plans Online

A survey states that two-thirds of people now book vacations online but that seven out of 100 say they don't live up to expectations.

Internet May 10, 2016

Poetic Places Gives You The Lit Inspiration You Need While Trekking Through London

Poetic Places uses push notifications and geo-location services to alert users when they happen to be in a spot that inspired the creation of poetic verses.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

Hotwire Hotel Reveal Sites Take Guesswork Out Of Discounted Rooms

Popular travel booking website Hotwire offers big discounts on hotel rooms, although the name of the hotel is not revealed until after the user pays. Several websites have emerged, however, which help travelers determine the exact hotel name in advance of purchase.

Internet April 27, 2016

Google May Be Soon Announcing A New Local Guides Travel Companion App

Google has plans to launch a travel assistant app.

Google April 26, 2016

8 Must-Have Apps For Frequent Travelers

Before you hop on your next plane, take a look at this list of helpful travel apps.

Apps/Software April 22, 2016

Netflix Will Pay You $4K To Travel Europe And Take Instagram Photos

Netflix is holding a contest where the winners will be paid to fly to Europe and the Middle East and take Instagram photos of movie and TV settings for the company.

Apps/Software March 2, 2016

Planning To Travel In 2016? Here Are The Best Travel Apps To Install

For people looking to travel more in 2016, here are some apps that will reduce the hassle for your trips. The apps include an all-in-one travel assistant, a postcard maker and a packing guide.

Apps/Software December 26, 2015

Holiday Travelers Expected To Top 100 Million: American Automobile Association Forecast

AAA forecasted a 1.4 percent rise this year in holiday travelers. It also predicted 2015 as the seventh consecutive year during which year-end holiday travel will have grown.

Business December 16, 2015

Verizon Launches 'TravelPass' Plan Feature That Lets Customers Pay To Take Their Data Abroad

Verizon will now let its globe-trotting customers access calls, texts and data from their existing plans for either $2 or $10 per day when traveling abroad.

Business November 12, 2015

Weigh-To-Fly Will Ensure You Never Pay Overweight Baggage Fees

A Kickstarter campaign has been started for a device called Weigh-to-Fly, which looks like a clothes hanger and can expand to act as a scale for your baggage. The device also has an accompanying app that can be customized for different airlines.

Gadgets October 26, 2015

Amazon Destinations Travel Service Quietly Shuts Down After Just Six Months

The Amazon Destinations travel and booking service has come to an abrupt end, as it shut down without any prior warning. Amazon has yet to make an annoucement in this regards, but the service's website now states that Amazon Destinations stopped selling hotel reservations effective Oct. 13.

Business October 15, 2015

Marriott Hotels Testing Virtual Reality Service For Guests

Marriott Hotels in New York and London rolled out a new virtual reality experience in collaboration with Samsung that will allow guests to 'travel' to entirely different locations from the comfort of their hotel rooms.

Gadgets September 10, 2015

These Airport Pods Simulate The Weather At Your Destination

Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is featuring three climate-controlled rooms that simulate the weather at your destination, allowing you to experience the world from an airport pod.

FUTURE TECH June 16, 2015

Heading Out Of Town This Memorial Day? Stay Healthy With Expert Travel Tips

Whether you're hitting the road, boarding an airplane or are beach-bound this holiday weekend, start the summer season on the right note. Be sure to kick off the holiday weekend in tip-top shape.

Internet Culture May 23, 2015

Bitten By Travel Bug? Here Are The Best Summer Destinations 2015

Planning your next summer vacation? Check out our list of the top 10 places to visit this year.

Feature May 15, 2015

Which Nationality Is The Sexiest? Survey Says Armenian Women And Irish Men

According to a dating travel website, the world's sexiest men are of Irish origin, whereas women are Armenian.

Internet Culture May 5, 2015

Samsonite Partners With Samsung To Create Smart Luggage: No More Lost Luggage

Two industry leaders, Samsonite and Samsung, hope to make lost luggage a thing of the past. The idea will use GPS and a computer chip to keep track of luggage.

Gadgets May 5, 2015

Michelle Phan's New ICON Lifestyle Video Network Could Be A Game Changer

Michelle Phan conquered YouTube. Now she is hoping to change the way we watch online videos with the launch of the new lifestyle network ICON.

Internet Culture April 1, 2015

Google Launches Google Flights To Help You Find Best Airfare Deals

Google launches a new Search platform dubbed Google Flights, which aims to help users find the best travel deals.

Internet February 27, 2015

Expedia Snaps Up Travelocity in $280M Cash Deal

Expedia becomes a bigger rival to Priceline after acquiring Travelocity for $280 million in an all-cash deal. It is the next logical step in the relationship between the companies, says Travelocity's former parent company.

Deals January 24, 2015

Best Gas Station Restroom in the World? Check This Out [Video]

All the comforts, and more, of home at this public gas station toilet in the Philippines.

Internet Culture January 6, 2015

United And Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old's Cheap Flights Site

Last month, United and Orbitz filed a lawsuit against Skiplagged, a startup that takes advantage of airlines' 'hidden city' pricing. Unfortunately, this legal action may backfire on the companies.

Internet Culture December 31, 2014

Airstream Trailers Are Popular Again, Apparently

It may seem like Airstream trailers went the way of the 1950s. However, in the last few years, there has been a strong resurgence in these vintage vehicles.

Internet Culture December 28, 2014

According To Lonely Planet, Queens Is 2015's Number One Tourist Destination

Sure, Queens is a great place to live for a lot of people - but few would ever call the residential borough a tourist attraction. Lonely Planet seems to think differently.

Internet Culture December 12, 2014

5 Ways To Get The Cheapest Last-Minute Flight Deals

There are certain times of the year when everyone is booking flights. The holiday season is notorious for that, with loads of people looking to travel home for the holidays. Here is how to easily get last-minute airline tickets without breaking the bank.

Feature December 11, 2014

Nor'Easter May Ruin Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Travel through the northeast may stall this Thanksgiving with a northeaster expected. Leave early if you can to avoid the storm, meteorologists suggest.

Life November 26, 2014

The 16 Stages Of Thanksgiving Travel As Told Through GIFs

With food, family and fun, Thanksgiving week is a wonderful time. Unfortunately, the travelling part is not so great because we all know it's a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Internet Culture November 25, 2014

Russia removes Jobs memorial, calls for travel ban on Cook following Apple chief's sexuality declaration

It may have been hard for Apple CEO Tim Cook to declare his sexuality, but some Russian groups are making it harder with their lack of acceptance. Less than a year after erecting a memorial for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg, Russia, the same group topples it given Cook's recent announcement.

Business November 3, 2014

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