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How 17 essential travel apps can improve your next vacation

July 14, 2014

Whether you’re packing your bags for a summer trip to Europe or packing the car for a summer road tip with the kids, you may be tempted to define your vacation by what you’re not packing: your computer, tablet or mobile phone. As more and more of us struggle with the invisible electronic leash that keeps us [...]

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7 ways to enhance your vacations with Facebook

August 8, 2012

How Facebook can help you plan a better trip — and help you remember it.

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Take a one-way road trip with Ridejoy

August 7, 2012
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Ridejoy is a social network that helps you share rides. Here’s how we used it to take a fantastic one-way road trip.

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Better vacations with social media

August 7, 2012

Social media services made our blissful vacation possible. This series will give you tips on using Yelp, Ridejoy, Evernote and other tools to enhance your future travel.

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10 funny things to read or do online from a hotel room

October 21, 2011

Dear Bored Travellers of Earth, I am assuming that if you were horny you would be googling different keywords. So I am figuring you are merely looking for amusement, which is why I have rounded up some blog posts that point you towards moderately entertaining activities, or which may even be enjoyable reading in an [...]

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Welcome to Social Media for Bored Travellers

October 20, 2011

Some people remember their freshman year of college for their first love, or the professor who blew their mind, or the book that changed their whole way of looking at the world. What I remember is the life-altering realization that I was now living in a building with a vending machine that provided 24/7 access [...]

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10 essential iPad and iPhone apps for your next road trip

August 16, 2011

When you’re about to hit the road, you need to look at your iPad or iPhone as a Swiss Army Knife: a device to load up with the essential tools that allow you to rise to any challenge. Here are 10 apps I won’t leave him without: TripAdvisor: To check out reviews of any hotel [...]

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Packing list: 11 tech accessories for your web-enabled road trip

August 11, 2011

If only Apple would introduce an Apple Store passport! We’re well on our way to the goal of getting stamped at every Apple Store in North America. Not (only) because we make a point of seeking out each retail location in hope of finding some as-yet-unseen doodad, but because we rarely hit the road without [...]

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10 ways to save on roaming charges when traveling with your smartphone

August 9, 2011

Don’t blow the savings from your budget-conscious vacation on a whopping cell phone bill. These 10 tips will help keep your voice and data costs under control.

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10 ways to save on hotels using your smartphone or tablet

August 8, 2011

I’m just back from a week-long family road trip to the Oregon Coast, Portland and Seattle. One of the great virtues of a family vacation is its ability to separate us from our screens: to wean the kids from their daily fix of PBS edutainment, to interrupt the staccato sounds of videogame walkthroughs enjoyed on [...]

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Are you a parent traveling on business? Here are 15 tips for taking the kids

June 3, 2011

When I first wrote this post in October 2006, LilPnut was only a few months old, and didn’t even have his twitter handle yet. (Who can blame him? Twitter had barely been invented.) Almost five years later we have lots more experience traveling with the kids, and are much less ambitious about integrating business and [...]

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