Travel News – December 30th 2012 to January 8th 2013

Travel news – December 30th 2012 to January 8th 2013:

  • How Can I Save Money on My Smartphone Bill When Traveling Internationally? – Lifehacker's Adam Dachis just posted this article:

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  • Ask an Expert: All About Around-the-World Travel and Street Food – Lifehacker's Jodi Ettenberg just posted this article:

    Hi everyone! I'm Jodi Ettenberg, formerly a lawyer and now a food and travel writer at Legal Nomads. I worked as a corporate lawyer for 5 years in New York before quitting my job in 2008 to travel the world. I thought I'd be gone for one year, but I realized somewhere between Mongolia and China that what I really wanted to do was write about the history of food and why it matters. I recently I wrote a book called Food Traveler's Handbook, about how to find cheap, safe, and delicious food anywhere in the world. The book—and the aim in writing about food—is not only to encourage people to eat street food but also to use food as a lens through which they can learn about a new place and its people. Have questions for me? I'm here for the next hour-ask away! More »

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  • The Netherlands, Inside Out; Samantha Brown’s Travels; Insider Fun in Europe – This week on the Travel with Rick Steves Podcast:
    Journalist Jonathan Groubert explains what a recent change of government means for the Netherlands.  And Travel Channel host Samantha Brown chats about her latest projects.  Plus, listeners tell us fun ways they get to feel like one of the locals in Europe. 

  • Confessions of a Hotel Insider – Lifehacker's Jacob Tomsky just posted this article:

    I've worked in hotels for more than a decade. I've checked you in, checked you out, oriented you to the property, served you a beverage, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service (before and, sadly, after), cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&M's out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. From New Orleans to New York, I've played by hotel rules and, in the process, learned every aspect of the industry. Due to the fact that I just don't care anymore, I will now offer easy and never-publicized tips and tricks. More »

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  • Waterproof Any Canvas Bag with Wax – Lifehacker's Thorin Klosowski just posted this article:

    Your gadgets are important to you, and the last thing you want to happen is for them to get soaked in a surprise snow storm. While you can buy waterproof bags, DIY Photography shows off how you can do your own waterproofing of any canvas bag with a little wax. More »

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  • How to Survive the Perils of New Year’s Eve – Lifehacker's Whitson Gordon just posted this article:

    New Year's Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous drive home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year's. More »

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  • That’s Ridiculous! A Fond Farewell to the Jerks that Make Travel Intolerable – posted this over on Frommer's : It's all I really want to say in my final "That's Ridiculous!" column. Don't. Be. A. Jerk.

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