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A Guide to 5 of the Best Hi-Tech Hotels Around the World
October 21, 2011
A Guide to 5 of the Best Hi-Tech Hotels Around the World

Technology has become part of our daily lives. However, when you go to stay in a hotel, you often find that there is a distinct lack of cutting edge technology. Indeed it can often be difficult to even the most basic technology such as Wi-Fi coverage. However, there are some hotels around the world that […]

Follow Us as We Experience Formula 1 on the Streets of Valencia
June 19, 2011
Follow Us as We Experience Formula 1 on the Streets of Valencia

Beginning Tuesday, you will be able to follow us as we head to the Land of Valencia for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. From the roar of the engines to the spectacular curves of the course, the Valencia street circuit around the America’s Cup Marina is the perfect stage for the world’s best […]

How the Internet Has Changed the Holiday Experience
March 16, 2011
How the Internet Has Changed the Holiday Experience

The internet is truly magical in that it not only makes it very easy to get information, but it brings everyone and everything closer together. Just take travel for example. In the pre-internet era, travelers mainly relied on travel agents for cheap holiday deals. Some travel agents were able to add tremendous value and some, […]

Plane Views – Around Salt Lake City, Utah
February 9, 2011
Plane Views – Around Salt Lake City, Utah

I was taking pictures like crazy during final approach on my flight to Salt Lake City, earlier today. Here are a few of the shots I snapped from my iPhone. See more Plane Views on Velvet Escape

Follow Us as We Explore the World of Genealogy Travel
February 3, 2011
Follow Us as We Explore the World of Genealogy Travel

Beginning next Wednesday, you’ll be able to follow us as we, along with technologists and genealogists from around the world, explore the world of genealogy travel at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. More and more families are traveling, and traveling extensively, to the places of their family’s origin in search of their “roots.” They […]

Groupize Introduces New Technology to Automate Group Travel
December 1, 2010
Groupize Introduces New Technology to Automate Group Travel

Having been responsible for the groups department of a large student travel company myself, I can say from experience that most airlines and distribution systems have neglected to provide automation for group bookings despite the sizable revenues involved. Enter Groupize.com (pronounced like group eyes) who today announced the release of its new online marketplace dedicated […]

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers
November 29, 2010
Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you’re really looking to splurge on a holiday gift for a traveler this year, here are a few gift ideas that will keep them entertained while on the go. From waterproof video cameras to iPads, any of these gifts are sure to put a huge smile on the recipient’s face. Panasonic Lumix Waterproof Digital […]

iPhone Tips for International Travel
July 13, 2010
iPhone Tips for International Travel

Staying connected while traveling the world is easier than ever. On a recent international trip, I was actually very surprised at just how easy it was to stay connected using my iPhone. However, it’s very easy to get caught off guard with the high costs involved in staying connected while traveling abroad if you don’t […]

Follow Us as We Visit the Azores
May 26, 2010
Follow Us as We Visit the Azores

Beginning next Wednesday, you’ll be able to follow us as we visit the Azores. During our stay, we’ll be tweeting about our adventures as we tour the islands of the Azores, courtesy of our hosts the Portuguese National Tourist Office and SATA – Azores Express. In addition to following our Twitter stream, you’ll be able […]

Barcelona’s Torre Agbar
January 28, 2010
Barcelona’s Torre Agbar

Torre Agbar sits on the edge of the Eixample district in Barcelona, Spain. Standing 142 meters tall, the tapering elliptical shaped tower is inspired by Gaudi’s architectural legacy and the mountains of Montserrat.

A Note from the Editor: New FTC Rules for Blogging
December 2, 2009
A Note from the Editor: New FTC Rules for Blogging

Today, the Federal Trade Commission instituted new rules regarding how bloggers and the companies they work with disclose their relationships. In the name of full disclosure, our readers should assume that any and all links from this blog that deal with a service, a product or a company has some sort of affiliate program behind […]

The #FollowMeAtSea Twitter Cruise
November 18, 2009
The #FollowMeAtSea Twitter Cruise

Although I’ve been fortunate enough to travel my entire life, I had never gone on a cruise until this past week. I’ve been on some pretty big overnight ferries like the one from Split, Croatia to Ancona, Italy, but never the week long Love Boat kind of deal. A while back, Princess Cruises contacted us […]