Amtrak’s limited service, Spirit/Frontier merger? Google’s self-driving car on the streets

Amtrak resumes limited service in northeast after derailment Amtrak resumed partial service in the northeast and hopes to have everything back in order by Tuesday. The suspension of service is disrupting travel in one of the busiest corridors in the country. The railroad is currently making repairs to track, signal, and power systems north of […]

Google and Microsoft join the fight against Marriott blocking guests’ MIFI

I’ve stayed at hotels that charge $20/day or more for high speed Internet access, charge extra to connect more than two devices per room, and had high speed Internet in name only, unless you paid an extra fee for “real” high speed. To eliminate those issues I use a personal cellular mobile Wi-Fi hotspot (MIFI). […]

Four years later, did Google kill flight search?

When David Sun needs a cheap ticket, he Googles it. When James Pillow wants to fly somewhere, he doesn’t. Googling, in both cases, refers to Google’s Flight Search tool, which is the result of the Internet behemoth’s controversial 2010 acquisition of ITA Software, an airfare pricing and shopping application. The deal had to be approved […]

Ned’s top smartphone general travel apps

Ned Levi has tested thousands of travel apps for both Android and iOS based smartphones. Here’s a list of his current top general travel apps for smartphones.

Emergency preparedness for cruise ship passengers

The Carnival Triumph passengers are home from their ordeal, but many unanswered question are still left. It’s possible to learn from the passengers’ experience to become better prepared to handle cruise emergencies. Ned Levi discusses concrete suggestions for cruise ship passengers to help them get through a cruise ship emergency at sea.