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Review: Explora Delivers a Winning Service for International Visitors to the U.S.

Back in April, we found a new startup that solves a unique and very real problem for international visitors to our great nation: Explora. It’s a smartphone rental service that will ship travelers a fully activated smartphone – the Google Nexus 5 – for use during their stay here. Pricing is simple: $8 a day [...]

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Next Year, Your In-Car Navigation System Will Look Like This

Everyone knows that operating a phone while also trying to operate a vehicle can be a recipe for disaster. There are plenty of systems designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, but Navdy is taking that statement literally. Navdy’s transparent Heads-Up Display projects information from your phone outward, so it appears to [...]

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How To: Read Magazines for Free on Your Phone/Tablet at Any Airport

Entertaining yourself at an airport—and in the air—just got a whole lot easier…and lighter. Gone are the days when you had to bring reading material to keep your mind occupied during your travels. Now, there’s Inflight Reader, an app for iOS and Android devices. This free app recognizes when you’re in more than 550 airports across [...]

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TSA’s New Security Protocol: Gadgets Must Power On or You’ll Be Leaving Them Behind

In addition to the myriad of hoops travelers jump through to board a plane, the TSA has announced a new security protocol that could mean you have to leave your gadgets behind. The new policy will require travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign airports to prove to TSA officers at the airport that their [...]

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The Best Travel Apps for Your iPhone

I’m currently on a three month backpacking trip around the world. Well, part of it anyway. I’m visiting twelve countries throughout Asia and the Pacific. One of the most valuable tools in my pack is my iPhone, and I don’t use it much for actual communication. Instead, it helps me keep track of my itinerary, [...]

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Save Time And Money Booking Airfare With Flyr

Booking airfare is one of the most stressful and time consuming things about travel. There are so many sites to visit, prices are always changing, and airlines add fees so you can’t even change your mind. Flyr wants to change this experience. “On average we spend 6.5 hours over a period of 29 days thinking, [...]

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The Best Gadgets to Take When You Travel

Apple iPad mini Hands down, the best tablet when traveling is the iPad mini. This is especially true if you opt for one of the models with built-in cellular connectivity and add it to your data plan. Most carriers offer this option for an extra $10 bucks a month. If you’re on the go a [...]

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Explora Lets International Visitors To The U.S. Rent A Smartphone With Unlimited Use For $8 A Day

For our friends outside the United States, I’ve found a new service you may find helpful when you come for a visit. It’s called Explora, and it has a simple purpose: to be an affordable travel guide and communication solution.$8 bucks a day gets you a Nexus 5 with unlimited calls, texts, and data while [...]

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Create Personalized Travel Guides To The Cities You Love With Jauntful

Personalization is all the rage these days. Seems that everyone is following Burger King’s footsteps and letting you have it (as in, everything) “your way.” Now, sharing your city with friends and family has the same chance with Jauntful, a useful website that allows you to create personalized tours of your city and give them [...]

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Tips, Tricks, And How To Use Your Phone Cheaply When You Travel Overseas

I’m currently backpacking around the world. I left the U.S. last week and I’m currently in New Zealand. From here, I’ll head to Southeast Asia, followed by India, Dubai, and Russia, before coming home in June. However, I’m still connected to my friends, family, and ZAGGblog by way of my iPhone 5S, which I brought [...]

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