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Elon Musk Readies Cross-Country Tesla Model S Trip, Says He’ll Only Need to Charge for 9 Hours Elon Musk Readies Cross-Country Tesla Model S Trip, Says He’ll Only Need to Charge for 9 Hours
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Back in May, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he was preparing a coast-to-coast trip across the United States in a Tesla Model S, one that would utilize Tesla’s various Supercharger stations that have been strategically placed across the country …

Twitter Buzzes with Labor Day Travel Ideas Twitter Buzzes with Labor Day Travel Ideas
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The long weekend beckons and most people are off work, so if you can swing it, do it! It’s time to savor the last sweet taste of Summer. It’s like scooping the sugar out of the bottom of a really …

Expedia To Power Travelocity Starting Next Year Expedia To Power Travelocity Starting Next Year

Expedia and Travelocity announced a strategic partnership, which will see Expedia powering Travelocity’s platforms, and giving the site access to its own services. Travelocity will still continue to market its own brand, and will remained owned by Sabre Holdings and …

Order a Beer in 59 Languages with the Pivo App Order a Beer in 59 Languages with the Pivo App

Wherever your worldly travels take you, there’s a pretty good chance that they will lead you into a bar. If not, I don’t really know what kind of traveling you’re doing – but it’s not very fun. And next to …

Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take …

New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money

Google announced a pair of new features for Flight Search today called “Tips” and “Best Flights,” aimed at helping users save money and time, respectively. Here’s what the Tips feature looks like: “If you’re a budget-conscious traveler with some flexibility …

Tampa Leads the Country in Hospitality, Says Airbnb

A lot of crazy stuff happens in Florida – so much so that it’s become a pretty common joke to attach “where else” to any statement of some sort of bizarre occurrence in the state of Florida. Seriously, have you …

Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise

If you are going to be traveling, especially this weekend, you can plan on seeing gas prices at the pump ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 cents more per gallon. With this being a peak time for travel in the …

Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results
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Yahoo announced a new update to Image Search today, which showcases scenic photos of destinations when you search for locations. When you search for a place or country, Yahoo will show Getty Images from that location. “This partnership allows us …

The TSA Has an Instagram Account for Stuff They Took from People at Checkpoints The TSA Has an Instagram Account for Stuff They Took from People at Checkpoints
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Whether or not you agree that the Transportation Security Administration routinely upholds its core values of integrity, innovation, and team spirit – let’s face it, the organization is a big part of our lives. And while TSA tactics aren’t always …

TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru

TripAdvisor announced today that it has acquired mobile flight info resource GateGuru for an undisclosed price. GateGuru, which has apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, includes information about flights, detailed itineraries, airport info, amenity information, maps, airport tips, rental …

Another Summer, Another Rise In Gas Prices
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As the title indicates, while the Memorial Day weekend may mean the beginning of summer fun, it also means that gas prices have, once again, gone up. This, naturally, means, those road trips families have been planning are going to …

The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does
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It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they …

Airbnb’s New Verification Program Requires Offline ID, Rolling Out to 25% of Users Today Airbnb’s New Verification Program Requires Offline ID, Rolling Out to 25% of Users Today
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“Trust is the key to our community,” says Airbnb’s Vivek Wagle. “There is no place for anonymity in a trusted community.” And with that, Airbnb announces a move that is likely to ruffle the feathers of some users, while engendering …

Frommer’s Travel Guides Will Stay Alive as Arthur Frommer Buys Them Back from Google Frommer’s Travel Guides Will Stay Alive as Arthur Frommer Buys Them Back from Google
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After reports that Google had quietly killed the print line of Frommer’s Travel Guides, the guidebooks have been given a new life as their creator has decided to buy back the brand. The AP reports that 83-year-old Arthur Frommer has …

Google Axes Frommer’s Print Travel Guides [Report] Google Axes Frommer’s Print Travel Guides [Report]

Update: Google says it is offering no comment on this. According to a report from travel news site Skift, Google has quietly killed Frommer’s print travel guidebooks. News that Google acquired Frommer’s came out back in August. Google would be …

Google Flight Search Heads To More Countries Google Flight Search Heads To More Countries

Google announced today that its Flight Search tool is launching in a handful of new countries, including: the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. It was about a year ago when Flight Search first went international, adding flights from …

AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature
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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out …

Wikimedia Foundation Launches Wikivoyage Travel Guide Wikimedia Foundation Launches Wikivoyage Travel Guide
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The Wikimedia Foundation has launched Wikivoyage, which brings a Wikipedia-like element to travel. It’s a free travel guide, which is freely editable, and was built by volunteers. Naturally, it has a very Wikipedia-like look and feel: While it is a …

Priceline Wins FTC Approval For Kayak Acquisition [Report] Priceline Wins FTC Approval For Kayak Acquisition [Report]

Priceline announced in November that it had signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ($40 per share of Kayak). Priceline would pay about $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed …

Google Announces Flight Explorer, Other New Flight Search Features Google Announces Flight Explorer, Other New Flight Search Features

Last week, Google Flight Explorer was spotted in the wild. It’s a tool that lets you browse flights by trip length, number of stops, airline, duration, outbound times and return times. Google was reported to have called it an “experimental …