One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They’re generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you’re doing your own thing on the other side of the planet.
Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they’re doing well however that’s a little one sided and frankly, so 1880.
Let’s kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here’s a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.
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Finding a great Mother’s Day gift is always a challenge. While most Moms love the usual flowers, chocolates and dinner out, sometimes it’s nice to find that special present, geared just to her.
If your Mom loves travel, here are some gift ideas to whet her wanderlust
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You’ve seen them. Those picture perfect travel photos that look like they were ripped straight from the pages of National Geographic.
I’ll bet you something right now. The photographers who took those stunning photos aren’t traveling with little kids.
Check out this article for some tips on taking great travel photos with children in tow.
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I love my kid. Really, I do. But that’s the sound of my iPhone falling in the toilet.
Then… whooosh. The sound of my iPhone getting rinsed off in the sink.
Wow, did that really just happen…
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There’s something inherently wonderful about sitting on my sofa at home and watching other travelers get themselves into strange and unpredictable situations.
So put your feet up, relax a little and join us for this installment of our couch potato series featuring some of our travel television favorites.
Continue reading Couch Potato Roundup Part 2: Our Favorite Travel TV Shows
When I first started using Twitter, I thought I’d hate it. 140 words just seemed too little to say anything of substance.
It turns out that, not only is Twitter fun, but it’s also a great way to save on travel.
Check out our guide for getting the best travel deals through Twitter.
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Annoyed and frustrated by overly technical camera reviews? We tested a Canon Powershot D20 waterproof camera for ease of use and both photo and video quality.
Check out our hands on review…
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If you’re looking for a great gift for your favorite traveler, or wanting to treat yourself to some travel gear this Christmas, check out our gift guide packed with great tested, practical travel gear…
Continue reading Just the Ticket – Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers 2012
We’re thrilled to have David Elias give us a cheeky and insightful look into traveling with a smartphone.
David gives us a few observations to help make the most out of traveling with a compact marvel of modern technology, from the dangers of mirrored screen covers and airport scanners, to managing the constant presence of technology in our travels.
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Being a technology lover, in my mind there is truly no better day of consumerism than the yearly Black Friday sales. Thanksgiving be damned! The best fall holiday is surely the day after when millions of Americans burn their turkey ingested calories elbowing and shoving their way down the many congested aisles of the local brand name stores in search of the best deal.
You’d think that being a Canadian and living hours from the US border would be enough to lessen the impact of this yearly madfest of overabundant consumer greed. The problem is, you’d be wrong…
Continue reading Black Friday – The Most Sordid Love Affair of Them All