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Last Minute Travelers to Get Help From Airbnb

Last-minute bookers and spontaneous travelers, give a cheer! San Francisco-based Airbnb is now experimenting with a new service that will enable the company to enter the very delicate and crowded field of booking last-minute accommodations over the phone. “We want to make it easier to book an experience anytime, anywhere,” the company wrote on its…

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5 things Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 told us about the world

It’s been over two weeks since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared (probably) somewhere over the Indian Ocean. All 239 people on board are unaccounted for, and it looks set to become a mysterious tragedy with little sign of closure for bereaved family members. The world watched as hopes and questions were raised and cast aside.…

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African nations in high school

Exploring twitter a few days back, we stumbled across one of the most interesting, funny and amazingly accurate hashtags we’ve seen in a while. #AfricanNationsInHighSchool used high school analogies to look at African current affairs in a rather different way – as Twitter users joked about their countries’ politics. The hashtag went viral amassing just over 50,000 uses in…

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Storms batter UK as Met Office puts warnings in place

Gales and rain have returned to the UK, causing further disruption to transport and the power network. There are around 13,000 homes still without power in the UK after almost 25,000 were reconnected overnight, the Energy Networks Association said. The Met Office has issued an amber “be prepared” warning of gusts up to 80mph in north…

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Norwegian signs long-term Gatwick deal

Norwegian and Gatwick has announced a long term commercial partnership that will see the airline grow its business at the airport. Norwegian started UK operations at Gatwick in 2009, moving‎ from Stansted Airport. This year nearly two million of their passengers will use the airport flying to 25 destinations across Europe. Next year this will…

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Ryanair boss defends company’s controversial practices

Ever travelled with Ryanair? Then you’ll definitely have an opinion on their services. Have a watch of Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary speaking on BBC’s Newsnight about getting cheap publicity, being misunderstood and his macho culture.…

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Passengers able to use gadgets for entire flight

Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take-off and landing for US airlines. US carriers are expected to let passengers use smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers from gate to gate by the end of the year. Internet connections for email, web surfing, and downloading will be prohibited below 10,000 feet. Cellular…

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‘Hurricane’ due to hit England and Wales

Weather forecasters are warning of stormy conditions in England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday. A Met Office amber alert for high winds in southern Wales, southern England, much of the Midlands, the East, and London and the South East is in place. There is concern about possible heavy rain, falling trees, building damage…

Australia declares fire emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales as Australian firefighters battle bushfires that have already destroyed more than 200 homes. The announcement comes as conditions look set to deteriorate with soaring temperatures and strong winds expected to fan the flames in the coming days. The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, has…

Cyclone Phailin: Mass evacuations in eastern India

More than 400,000 people in India have been evacuated as a massive cyclone sweeps through the Bay of Bengal towards the east coast. Cyclone Phailin, categorised as “very severe” by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states on Saturday evening. The Meteorological Department has predicted the storm will bring winds up…

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5 Must-See Sporting Events before you die

Nothing beats the thrill of watching live sports in a venue packed with screaming fans. The following list covers five major sports events that must be seen in a lifetime. FIFA World Cup   So this year's World Cup may be over, but fear not... There's more! Football (soccer) is by far…

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Trekking Nepal - an adventure guide to the perfect hike

You can hike all over the world, but there is no place like trekking Nepal. This is the land where you can trek through the highest mountains on earth, the Himalayas. The apeaks are legendary and the scenery is unparalleled. For an adventure of a lifetime, here are some of…

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12 Essential Phrases for Brazil World Cup 2014

So your team have made the World Cup in Brazil 2014. Everything is ready, game tickets are bought, hotel and flights are booked… but have you been studying your Portuguese? You’re probably too busy buying sandals and looking forward to your tan – so I’ve taken care of that for…

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Do 'volunteer charity camps' do any good?

Do ‘volunteer camps’ actually do any good? Last year whilst travelling around Asia, my girlfriend and I stopped for a week in an Elephant Nature Reserve in Northern Thailand. After paying money to be there, we then ‘worked’ on the land to help the elephants, clearing their fields, building new huts…

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5 Must-See Sporting Events before you die

Nothing beats the thrill of watching live sports in a venue packed with screaming fans.…

Trekking Nepal - an adventure guide to…

You can hike all over the world, but there is no place like trekking Nepal.…

Do 'volunteer charity camps' do any good?

Do ‘volunteer camps’ actually do any good? Last year whilst travelling around Asia, my girlfriend and…

Exploring South Africa's countryside

Sophisticated travelers are always looking for authentic experiences, not just the standard tourist fare. In…

Undiscovered Thailand

Images of neon-lit shopping malls, skyscrapers, and great nightlife come to mind when we think…

Into the wild with an African Safari

Jump into the unknown with an exciting African safari where you can get up close…

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Explore Australia by road

This is a guest post from Mick from Campervan rental in Australia In the present day, tourism truly plays a very significant…

12 Essential Phrases for Brazil World Cup 2014

So your team have made the World Cup in Brazil 2014. Everything is ready, game tickets are bought, hotel and…

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