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How 17 essential travel apps can improve your next vacation

How 17 essential travel apps can improve your next vacation

Whether you’re packing your bags for a summer trip to Europe or packing the car for a summer road tip with the kids, you may be tempted to define your vacation by what you’re not packing: your computer, tablet or mobile phone. As more and more of us struggle with the...
7 ways to enhance your vacations with Facebook

7 ways to enhance your vacations with Facebook

This post is part of a series of thank-you notes to the social media services that made our family vacation possible! Dear Facebook, I know that we’re together so much that sometimes it feels like I take you for granted, and I don’t tell you how much it...
Take a one-way road trip with Ridejoy

Take a one-way road trip with Ridejoy

Dear Ridejoy, Thank you for allowing us to undertake a 2,000-mile road trip with two young kids at a relaxing pace. When we first decided to road trip to San Francisco as our family vacation, we thought we’d visit the coastal redwoods and Yosemite on the way...
Better vacations with social media

Better vacations with social media

First, the bad news: planning works. If you’re anything like me, you love the romantic idea of spontaneous travel; of hitting the road with nothing but a toothbrush and a change of underwear (plus the entire Apple product line, of course). Get in the car, and...
10 funny things to read or do online from a hotel room

10 funny things to read or do online from a hotel room

Dear Bored Travellers of Earth, I am assuming that if you were horny you would be googling different keywords. So I am figuring you are merely looking for amusement, which is why I have rounded up some blog posts that point you towards moderately entertaining...

Welcome to Social Media for Bored Travellers

Some people remember their freshman year of college for their first love, or the professor who blew their mind, or the book that changed their whole way of looking at the world. What I remember is the life-altering realization that I was now living in a building with...

10 essential iPad and iPhone apps for your next road trip

When you’re about to hit the road, you need to look at your iPad or iPhone as a Swiss Army Knife: a device to load up with the essential tools that allow you to rise to any challenge. Here are 10 apps I won’t leave him without: TripAdvisor: To check out...

Packing list: 11 tech accessories for your web-enabled road trip

If only Apple would introduce an Apple Store passport! We’re well on our way to the goal of getting stamped at every Apple Store in North America. Not (only) because we make a point of seeking out each retail location in hope of finding some as-yet-unseen...
10 ways to save on hotels using your smartphone or tablet

10 ways to save on hotels using your smartphone or tablet

I’m just back from a week-long family road trip to the Oregon Coast, Portland and Seattle. One of the great virtues of a family vacation is its ability to separate us from our screens: to wean the kids from their daily fix of PBS edutainment, to interrupt the...
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