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Breeze through airport security

What would you pay to skip the line at security and go right to the luggage scanner? Does $179 sound reasonable? A new service that I learned about on Mashable called Clear will clear you to do just that: Travelers can enroll in Clear by buying an annual membership for $179, which allows them to tack on any family member over 18 for an additional $50… Part one of the  [ Read More ]

Foodspotting

Foodspotting is a neat site and set of apps) that has been around for a while, but that I just found. Basically it lets you find food by pictures. So, if you in Monterey for Internet Librarian (like I am) you can use Foodspotting to see dishes in Monterey. Maybe I’ll try to use this app while I’m in town to share food pictures with you all.

Make friends in airports

Lifehacker has a post that didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know, but it’s something I should share with you all in case you didn’t think of it. If you don’t travel as much as I do you might not know that finding outlets in airports can be an art form. If you do travel as much as me, you might know this and just cross your fingers  [ Read More ]

New Travel Search Site

I pretty much stick to my favorite hotel and airline brand sites when looking for travel info (that way I keep my frequent traveler status and usually find the best deals that way), but once in a while I like to confirm that I’m getting the best deal and look at the usual travel aggregators. Lifehacker recently pointed me to a new travel tool called ITA Matrix. The beauty of  [ Read More ]

Literary Travel Locations

I’m subscribed to Frommer’s mailing list and last week they emailed me with an article that I thought would be of interest to you all – Literary Locations Around the World. Whether imagined or plucked from the author’s experience, book settings often play a key supporting role to the colorful characters and intriguing storylines. Be it a small cottage and garden in England’s Lake District, a stretch of street in  [ Read More ]

Mashup Idea: Where are my friends?

Last week I went to San Francisco for work and then a bit of a break. I knew I had friends in SF, but couldn’t remember everyone. I touched base with a couple before heading out that way and set up plans, but once in the state got a message from another friend that I forgot lived there! There are many apps out there with location information, Tripit for example  [ Read More ]

Google to buy Frommer’s?

This from The Next Web: Word on the street via The Wall Street Journal is that Google is acquiring the Frommer’s brand of travel guides for an undisclosed amount in order to beef up its travel-planning searches. What remains to be see is whether Frommer’s will continue to have paper guides published, or whether the entire product will go digital. I am a huge huge fan of Frommer’s books and actually  [ Read More ]

Use Pictures to Plan Travel

There is a new site out there that’s fun for people like me who like to travel and love pictures! PixMeAway lets you pick a series of pictures that interest you to determine where you should travel to next. I decided to play a bit with the tool to see where I should go. First I chose these pictures: But then it told me that a percentage of me was  [ Read More ]

Email to TripIt

Okay, so a big huge thank you goes out to Chris Cormack for pointing out this feature of TripIt. As you know I travel a lot. This means I have a lot of info to keep track of and a lot of info to share with my husband both so he knows where I am and so he knows when to pick me up. What I usually do is forward  [ Read More ]

Visual Search for Flights

I have just been playing with Hipmunk – a new air travel search engine – and I have to say I’m impressed. I don’t know for sure if I’m getting the best prices (and can’t tell you that until I use it for a while) but what I am getting is a new way to visualize flights. As most of you know I travel a lot (an understatement) and sometimes  [ Read More ]

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