Travel Website of the Week: StatusMatcher

StatusMatcher

StatusMatcher has been around since 2007 but I was only just turned onto it by my buddy ThePointsGuy. The concept is simple: maximizing the use of loyalty programs. Through experimentation the founder realized that status levels, and the valuable benefits they come with, could be transferred from one travel firm to another. So the goal of the […]

Travel Website of the Week: AirCare

AirCare

There’s an intriguing new kind of travel insurance being offered by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. AirCare is the first product in its new travel-insurance line designed for travelers, travel agencies, tour operators, and travel suppliers, and it’s the first low-cost fixed-benefit flight-protection coverage available up to one hour before flight departure. Here’s how it works: […]

Travel Website of the Week: Gogobot

Gogobot

Do you like to do a lot of research before you plan your next vacation, business trip or weekend getaway? I know a lot of people who do, but many are reluctant to rely on information from anonymous strangers on popular travel review sites. That’s where Gogobot comes in. I’m going to Alberta, Canada next […]

Travel App of the Week: Here On Biz

Here on Biz

Are you a business professional who travels a lot? If so, then you’ll want to download Here On Biz, which brings together all of your professional contacts into one free app. What’s great about Here On Biz is that it allows you to quickly see which of your contacts are around you, keep tabs on your […]

Travel Website of the Week: The Amelia Project

Amelia

How about this story: A 31-year-old pilot named Amelia Earhart (no relation to her famous namesake) took off last week from Oakland, California in a single-engine plane (a Pilatus PC-12 NG) hoping to make history. She is planning to recreate the same around-the-world flight as the original Amelia Earhart, only hers will have 17 stops […]

Travel Website of the Week: NextBus

NextBus

Do you like to save money and travel by bus? If so, then NextBus is for you. NextBus tells you when the next bus is coming in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. No longer do you have to  sit out in the cold or rain or heat, reading the tiny font on the bus schedule […]

Travel Website of the Week: Inspired by Locals

Inspired by Locals

Inspired by Locals is a site created by European travel bloggers that helps travelers from all over get inspired and travel like locals by finding local hotspots based on social media check-ins. Here’s how it works: You enter your destination/venue and then check out the best venues, as rated by the locals. Then, they create an itinerary and save […]

Travel Website of the Week: Blacklane

Blacklane

A few weeks ago I needed a ride from the Palazzo Manfredi in the heart of Rome (across the street from the Colosseum) to Fiumicino airport. In the past, I’ve taken the train to the airport (the most economical way) but this time I had my dad with me, so I needed something easy, smooth […]