Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Out of the Bike Paths

Manhattan Beach

Stay Out of the Bike PathsYesterday’s tip was about watching out for bikers in cities like New York, since many ride on sidewalks, down the wrong way of one-way streets and through crowds. Well, when traveling to Europe, especially in bike-crazy cities like Amsterdam, make sure to stay out of the bike paths while walking. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Watch Out for Bikes

Zurich

Watch Out for Bikes Yesterday’s and last Thursday’s tips were about crossing the street (one in New York and the other in Ho Chi Minh City). Well, here’s another traffic-related tip: When I cross the street, no matter where I am (but especially New York), I always do triple-takes—even when I’m headed down a one-way street. That’s […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Cross the Street with a Local

Light Asian traffic in Bali

Cross the Street with a Local Last Thursday’s tip was about not relying on the person in front of you when crossing the street, especially in cities like New York, where locals are almost always in a hurry and often take chances by jaywalking. However, in cities like Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, where […]

Travel App of the Week: Just Landed

Just Landed

If you’re getting picked up from the airport, or picking friends and family up from the airport, Just Landed is the perfect app for you. The app monitors up-to-date flight and traffic conditions and will notify you (or whoever’s doing the picking up) when it’s time to leave for the airport. It will also get […]

Travel App of the Week: Trapster

Trapster

This free app will help you avoid speed traps, red light & speed cameras, accidents and road hazards. It’s billed a high-tech version of flashing your headlights to alert drivers.

Video of the Week: Chinese toddler rides scooter through intersection

Chinese toddler rides scooter through intersection

Last week a three-year-old Chinese toddler rode his toy scooter against traffic through a busy intersection in eastern China. It was all captured on video by traffic cameras. His grandfather who watches him said the boy disappeared when he went to use a bathroom but luckily a police officer saved the day. To see previous […]