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Ask Siri "What's Up?" to Discover Overhead Flights

Map Happy | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Map Happy

Ever wondered where that plane in the sky is headed? Siri knows everything. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Travel blog One Mile at a Ti...

That One Time You Forgot Headphones for the Plane Ride

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Map Happy

There are a couple of options here for in-flight headphones, one that includes being at the mercy of screaming children. Hmmm. This post originally a...

How Does Google Maps' Offline Navigation Hold Up?

Map Happy | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Map Happy

Offline navigation plus moving, thousand-ton targets isn't my idea of a good time. But there must be geniuses at Google, because I can vouch that I'm still alive and made it all to my destinations without incident.

These Are Probably Some of the Coolest Bag Brands You've Never Heard of

Map Happy | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Map Happy

I spend a lot of time around bags, thinking about bags and searching bags. I even once asked someone across a plane aisle what bag they had. That was kinda awkward.

The Trick to Requesting Uber and Lyft at Any Airport

Map Happy | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Map Happy

This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers can...

Travel Tech Update: Wearables, Live Streaming & Apps

Chris Lopinto | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Chris Lopinto

In a Q&A, Dave discusses the hot trends in travel technology, including wearables, real-time video streaming, can't-live-without apps, as well as gadgets that make life on the road a little more like home.

Apple vs. Android: Does The Technology We Use Influence the Way We Travel?

trivago | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home

When it comes to phones and tablets, there are die-hard Apple users and those who swear by Android. But do their differing tastes in technology influence other parts of their lives?

10 Game-Changing Products Every Super Traveler Should Own

Fodor's | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home

There are travelers and there are "super travelers," the savvy ones who are constantly booking new flights and always on the go. These are the frequen...

Five Cruise Trends to Watch in 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.01.2015 | Home
Cruise Critic

Between faster Internet, more options for cruisers traveling alone and pick-your-own deals, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for cruisers. Whether you've set sail numerous times or are contemplating taking your first cruise, this year promises to be a memorable one for those hitting the high seas.

How to Use Apple Pay When You Travel

Fodor's | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home

With the release of a software update for its iPhone operating system today, Apple has officially launched Apple Pay, the tech giant's mobile payment ...

Never Lose Your Luggage (& Other Travel Gadgets to Keep You Sane)

iJustine | Posted 09.01.2014 | Home

n this week's episode of Hardwired 2.0 I got to test out some travel tech gadgets on my trip to NYC.

The Type Of Airfare Search Tools We Actually Need

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
George Hobica

To truly change the game, an airfare search site would have to do the following...

Top New Apps For Travelers

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home
Departures Magazine

Lounging on a sun-kissed Caribbean beach. Rifling through exotic jewelry at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Bombing down a mogul run in the Swiss Alps. No matter what your idea of a vacation is, it should be a time of relaxation and enjoyment free of obligations or logistical problems.

Bag Tags Of The Future

Posted 10.14.2013 | Home

If waiting in lengthy lines to check your luggage peeves you and starts your travels off on the wrong foot, British Airways has found a solution for y...

My Favorite Travel Apps, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

iPhone apps can make travel so much easier. Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel spoke about his favorite travel apps when he j...

Google Flights As Entertainment

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Andrew Burmon

Map searching allows travelers to be open to options rather than requiring that they have an encyclopedic knowledge of the world's cities.

PHOTOS: Essential New Travel Gear

Fortnighter | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home

We've road tested some of our favorite products that can take some of the sting out of getting to your destination.

5 Helpful Hotel Apps

Oyster | Posted 03.18.2013 | Home

We've loaded up our iPhones and Androids in search of the best hotel apps around, and found these great, user-friendly apps that make our travel a lot easier and a lot more exciting.

6 Helpful New Travel Start-Ups

Skift | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home

This week's startup roundup covers apps and services that aid travelers before and during a journey, but also includes operational tools for travel companies that are working to engage with travelers online and meet them where they are, which is more often than not, on their mobile device.

The Most Instagrammed Places 2012

Posted 01.02.2013 | Home

Instagram has hit the road. The wildly popular photo sharing app has become the de facto vacation camera for users around the world, according to n...

INFOGRAPHIC: Thanksgiving Travel And Electronics Don't Mix

Posted 01.21.2013 | Home

Thanksgiving presents a problem: The brevity of the holiday means that most professionals traveling home or over a river and through a wood need to st...

The Only 7 Travel Apps You Need

Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

The travel industry is hard at work building more travel apps than can fit on even the most high-capacity device. But the truth is that there are only...

Fantastic Fall Travel Apps

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Home

Say goodbye to summer; fall's here. We're excited for road trips, farmers' markets, fall foliage and all things Thanksgiving.

Why The iPhone 5 Is Good For Travelers | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home

From its mind-boggling array of useful apps to a camera that now ranks as most popular on the photo sharing site Flickr, the iPhone has been a game ch...

Can Real-Time Reviews Make Hotels And Their Customers Happier?

Andy Beal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Andy Beal

Online hotel reviews are riddled with fraud and fiction, and legitimately negative reviews are often prompted by issues that could have been resolved easily if the guest had connected with the hotel management during their stay.