Airbnb: Not Just Another Pretty Hotel Room

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  There’s a world-wide revolution afoot, winning favor bedroom by bedroom. It’s called Airbnb, an online accommodations booking agency founded in San Francisco in 2008. By summer of 2012, over two million guest nights had been booked via the site, part of a phenomenon known as the “sharing economy.” Airbnb now connects guests with hosts in private homes in 192 countries. This includes ... Read Full Article

Download Free Travel Secrets E-Book, and Help Get Clean Water

Katie Sorene of Tripbase has launched a series of free e-books containing more than 500 "travel secrets" from top travel bloggers, including  She has arranged the secrets into a series of e-books such as: Worldwide Travel Secrets, Foodie Travel Secrets, US Travel Secrets, and more. For every person who downloads an e-Book, Tripbase will make a $1 donation to the fantastic ... Read Full Article

Airport Security: Make It Easy


Shuffling through airport security lines is a tedious process, and it can be a lot worse than merely tedious. You could lose valuable possessions by leaving them behind in your haste to get to the gate, or be stopped for hand inspection and possibly miss your flight.  Here are a few tips to get you through faster and more smoothly. Liquids The rules say all your carry-on liquids (lotion, ... Read Full Article

Europe Train Travel Tips


  Traveling by rail in Europe is economical and fun; it is the way most Europeans travel. Now that there are several cheap, regional airlines you can also get around Europe by air. But remember that most of these airlines fly from small, out-of-the-way airports. Trains bring you into the heart of the city. Learning the ins and outs of traveling by train in Europe will make your journey ... Read Full Article