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Travel Inspiration

26 Sep

Where do you want to travel next? If you’re looking for places to go and discover around the globe – then you need to check out Trip Buzz. Enter in a destination or theme you are thinking about, then let the site show you the way.

http://www.tripbuzz.com/

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Best Site To Plan Your Travel

20 Nov

HipMunk is the best site to plan a trip because it has easy features that other sites of this nature don’t have. The site compares multiple flights, hotels and car rentals at once with the goal to find the lowest price. However the site defaults the search results screen to sort by agony. The agony sorting feature shows a users how many total stops and the length of layover time a flight has. A user can also sort by duration, take-off and landing. The site displays all this information in nice simple graph. Take advantage of the power of this site and book your next trip here.

https://www.hipmunk.com/

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Where Does Your City Rank?

18 Oct

What’s your city population? What professions do residents hold in your area? What building permits have been filed in your town? City-Data collects and analyzes data from numerous sources to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From school ratings to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.

I also discovered the site also has information on restaurants, city guides and tourist attraction articles. If you want to lookup details on your city or one you are planning to visit, then check out this site.

http://www.city-data.com/

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The Wonders Of Google Translate App

10 Sep

I read about how the Google Translate App is now using Word Lens a few months ago – it’s where you hold up the app to text and it will automatically translate it to another language on the fly. However the other day, I actually saw the app used in front of my eyes and now I am a believer.

The experiment with the Google Translate App we attempted first was on a magazine – we did English to Spanish. The app had a few issues because the lighting needed to be just right to translate. The app also could only pick up specific text on the cover, however it worked 80% of the time. The real test was when I took the app outside and used it on a street sign – it worked exceptionally well translating!

Download the Google Translate App for Android and Apple; discover the wonders of the app for yourself!

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Travel eBooks

8 Sep

Are you a member of AAA? Are you planning a trip to close out 2015? You should look at triple A’s website for some ideas. The site features eBooks for members and non-members you can download to your mobile device.

Download free eBooks for your mobile device for cities like:

  • Dallas
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite

http://aaa.com/ebooks

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Travel Blog Gives Great Tips

24 Aug

Are you heading out for a last minute summer getaway? Maybe you are planning a fall trip to Disney? If you are need some tips on how to travel smart, then check out the Professional Travel Inc.’s blog. The site is packed full of tips on how to book the best flights, hotels and attractions. You can also find information on the top cities in the United States you need to visit and find a out how to travel safely alone. If you are planning to travel, then check out this site first to get exceptional knowledge as an adventurer.

http://www.protrav.com/about-us/travel-411-blog/

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Google Maps See Inside View

2 Oct

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Did you know that Google Maps now gives you the inside view of a location? Not all areas will give you the opportunity to “see inside” however more and more locations are being added.

Steps:
1. Do a search for a location
2. Look for “See Inside”
3. Click a view

http://maps.google.com

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Where Have You Been?

11 Feb

If you are a traveler, then why not share with the world where you have been? Where I Have Been is a site I recently stumbled upon and offers an easy, free way to post pictures and share your travel experiences. If you just want to experience the world or you are planning a trip, this is a worthy website to explore.

http://www.whereivebeen.com

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Tripit

10 Jul

OK, all you world travelers, I have been following you on Tripit! If you are not using this social media travel tool, then consider signing-up. I've had this post sitting in draft mode for a while and I finally decided to publish it. The bottom line is that I have been using Tripit and it does a great job consolidating your itinerary easily in one place. If you are a frequent traveler, you should consider using Tripit. I personally do not have it connected to my social networks, I prefer to manually update my whereabouts.

Tripit will:

  • Build your itinerary from airline, hotel, and other email confirmations
  • Organize all in once place – plans to share and access
  • Share your travels – connect to Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…

http://www.tripit.com/

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Experience Finder – Travel Guide

19 Jan

The other day I was booking a trip and I stumbled upon this cool little application on Travelocity called Experience Finder. I would describe this online gadget as an interactive travel guide to the most popular global destinations.

First you choose your destination, then you choose from most the popular activities to experience in that area. You can further narrow down what you want to do by genre, like romance or family. I also like that you can see an interactive map and a proximity of your activities that are closest to your hotel.

http://www.travelocity.com/experiencefinder

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