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I’m sharing 10 tips that I’ve collected over the years to help you save on flights. Now I am no travel expert when it comes to the best travel secrets out there. However, I’ve been blogging for a few years, believe it or not, and I’ve read a lot of articles on travel and listened to hundreds of suggestions and I’ve come to learn one thing. What I am good at is organizing those suggestions and tips from other travel experts.
The first week in November 2011 sees the number of trips listed on Globetrooper by travelers seeking travel partners top 1000 unique trip proposals and ideas.
Adventurer travelers and vacationers use Globetrooper to meet and network with like minded explorers.
Using the trip creation wizard a user may create a unique trip idea or elect to join an existing trip.
Following on from this users ( or Globetroopers ) utilize the social networking tools within the site such as following trips, private messaging and conventional email to arrange meet ups, plan trips and bring travel ideas to fruition.
The 2011 TBEX travel blogger conference was held in Vancouver this June. This is part two of my review, which focuses on the content of the event and gives some suggestions for possible improvements down the road.
In my opinion, the TBEX 2011 Travel Bloggers Conference suffered from a severe lack of organization. It was great getting a chance to meet a lot of fantastic travel bloggers, but this conference could be dramatically improved in the future with some more time, effort, and people dedicated to the task. This is my review of that part of the conference.
Our time in Hawaii is done, and – after a stopover in Seattle – we’re on our way to Prague. We’re halfway through our mindful mileage run and, similarly, about halfway to earning our airline “status” for next year. Things are going well, very well, and we’re having a blast. Mostly.
While at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the cast and crew of Midlife Road Trip ran into Travel Channel celebrity, Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, eating of all things… a cupcake. We learned what’s on this famous world traveler’s bucket list. Click here to watch the interview!
We have a big travel plan. We’re in the final stages of preparing for the mileage run that will renew our airlines “status” for another year AND take us to some incredible places. We are ready to roll in less than a month!
The Feral Scribe imparts some insight into the unseen hazards facing patrons of low-budget motels.
Midlife Road Trip’s Rick Griffin announced today that he will participate in the 2011 Mongol Rally, a 9000 mile journey crossing 2 continents and 15 countries on some of the worst roads in the world. Rick will join three of the world’s foremost travel writers to form the official “Unofficial Team of Social Media”, the Social Media Syndicate.
This week, a potential game changer in the area of travel tools was unveiled, the new iPhone Word Lens application. Through this app, one can instantly translate anything from English to Spanish, or the other way around. More languages are promised for the near future. This is my review of the pros/cons of this application.
The duo behind Uncornered Market (Audrey Scott & Daniel Noll) were recently announced as part of the inaugural group of Wanderers in Residence, a new partnership between Gap Adventures and a few travel bloggers. Nomadic Matt, Gary of Everything Everywhere and JD of EarthXplorer round out the rest of this group.
Five European bloggers (myself included) will join Andy Jarosz (of the 501 places blog) in his hometown of St. Albans, just north of London, for a blog trip between 6 – 10 November. Read about the story behind this blog trip on St. Albans Blog Trip – Ingredients Locally Sourced.
‘Hot Destination’ lists are a dime a dozen these days, so I was surprised when I read this list that the destinations are actually quite unique. Wide World is an adventure-ish travel/sports online magazine, so it’s great to see they’ve stuck to their knitting and given us some pretty cool places to think of for our next trip.
A new website called Influencers in Travel was launched today. The site uses Klout to measure the influence of travel names in social media and ranks them accordingly. An increasing number of companies (e.g. PR and online marketing firms) use Klout to gauge the reach and influence of bloggers.
Australia won the hosting rights for the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2011 amongst solid competition from many world-renowned adventure events. The bid by Australia’s XPD Expedition Race was successful through strong support from the Tasmanian Government.
Last year Intrepid did almost 10,000 trips, generated $120m in revenue, and recorded profits of $10m. And now, in the company’s 21st year of operation, founders Darrell Wade, 49, and Geoff Manchester, 50, have spoken publicly about floating the company on the ASX, once the market becomes less volatile.
Spaceport America has just opened. It’s the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft, which will be used by Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company set up by Richard Branson. The opening of the facility comes less than two weeks after Virgin Galactic completed the first solo flight of SpaceShip Two.