If you are debating whether to bring your computer along on your next trip, do so. Online companies are getting into the holiday spirit by offering FREE WiFi at airports and on various flights.
GigaOm reported this morning that Google will provide free service on every Virgin America flight through the entire holiday season and it's giving away the ability to connect in 47 airports.
Not to be left out of the game, Microsoft will team with JiWire to offer free WiFi in various airports and hotels. But there is a catch.
My wife is an every day Bikram Yoga junkie. I prefer other forms of exercise and sweat, but after attending a half-dozen or so Bikram classes over the past 5 years, I feel qualified to pass along a beginner's perspective of what to expect, what to do, and what not to do at your first Bikram Yoga class: (*Click HERE to view all the cities we cover)
1) What to Bring and What Not?
Bike lanes in Germany--and throughout Europe for that matter--are so common that you actually notice when there isn't one.
Two things I noticed about German bike lanes:
1) Safer - In the city centers, they are part of the sidewalk NOT the street.
On my international trip two weeks ago, I flew on Lufthansa from Chicago to Dusseldorf and United from Frankfurt to Washington D.C.--each way in coach as our business travel budget does not support first or business class premiums.
The Lufthansa flight was far superior:
1) More Leg Room - every inch counts when on an airplane for 8+ hours (especially if you are 6ft. tall or more).
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Traveling the world is an enlightening experience--sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so good, and sometimes just bizarre.
Kaidangku, aka "open crotch pants", certainly fit into the bizarre category when viewed through my Western American lens.
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We think the airlines' bike carrying fees are egregious. $100 to $200 tariffs to bring your bike along on a trip are insane, not to mention discouraging to a healthy lifestyle. So, although we're not recommending the following and cannot guarantee that the "mistake" is foolproof, several people we know have shipped their bikes on United Airlines for $20 each way:
These cyclists checked-in at the United self-help kiosk and mistakenly assumed that their bike qualified as their "first bag checked". United's fee for checking the first bag is $20.
Whew! Finding healthy and athletic-minded travel options in Silicon Valley is easy--especially now considering we've made all of our recommendations free and open to the web-crawling public. This complimentary offering follows our plan to keep approximately 10% of the AMT cities as "Free Tours".
After recent pacific time zone and international destination additions to the AMT travel portal, we thought it important to show the East coast "some love".
Healthy hotels, gyms, community centers, restaurants and more can now be identified for those traveling to Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond often does not receive as much ink as it's nearby DC-metro in-state rival cities, but it's a vibrant cultural and business southeast hub.
With airline fees changing by the week, travelers have a lot of uncertainty regarding the total cost of their flights if bringing oversized and/or overweight luggage.