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Interactive map for mixed bus-and-walking journeys in Greater London

I need to plan a travel in Greater London (within the M25) over multiple destinations via buses and by walking. Many online tools, including Google Maps and TFL website, enable finding the best ...
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Where does Google Flights get its data from?

Has anyone ever booked a flight with Google Flights? I am just wondering where they get their prices and data from, and if I might find a cheaper flight by using something like Expedia or ...
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Why is buying an airline ticket from the company more expensive than from an aggregator like Skyscanner? [duplicate]

I mostly travel with StarAlliance - SAS since its offers fit my business needs the best. I have been using the Skyscanner website, but yesterday, I bought my ticket directly from the SAS website. I ...
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Does browsing ticket sites in incognito mode and/or from different IP's result in cheaper ticket prices?

I stumbled across a discussion yesterday where industry insiders share tips relating to their respective fields. Someone who works in e-commerce stated : "When purchasing items on the internet ...
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Is it possible to aggregate different hotel bookings in one search?

When you search for a hotel in a given period and for some reason that period is a special period, finding a hotel can be tedious. If for example the first day a hotel is full, you often will get a ...
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Why are Moroccan HI hostels not listed on hostel sites?

I stay almost exclusively in hostels when available and use sites such as hostelworld.com or hostelbookers.com to find hostels. When looking for a hostel in Casablanca no hostels could be found on ...
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What causes experts at sites like FlightFox to be so much cheaper than search engines?

I was looking at this: https://flightfox.com/contest/57321 And I checked the dates on Momondo, and it cost around $1400. (I only checked one set of dates though) The searcher expressed that they'd ...
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Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?

I have a project that is requiring me to travel to seven different locations and I need to find a travel site that will allow me to book more than six multi-flights in order to accommodate for this ...
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How trustworthy are government travel advice sites? Are there alternatives?

In How do I know if it's safe to travel to a country at a specific time? , the main suggestion for determining the safety of travel to a certain country are travel advice agencies run by ...
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Is there any visibility and currents database/website for scuba divers?

I am looking for a database/website that allows looking up currents and visibility information for global (or at least Asian) dive sites. To find this information without such a site is a true ...
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Web 2.0 style tourism bucket list sites

I'm in the early stages of planning a three week trip to Japan, and I'm still working out where to go. There's a couple of things on my "to do" list, but I want to find out if there's any activities ...
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Is there a centralised website for bus travel in Brazil?

In Argentina, for example, plataforma10 was generally the go-to website for travellers for bus companies - while it didn't do every company, it had most of the big ones, and to all destinations in ...
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How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?

Everyone has to eat and travelers are no exception. When arriving to a new destination sometimes it's not easy to find a place and one just chooses a quick and known McDs place or Burger something. ...
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Is there a resource with the average load factor on a specific flight?

I almost always seem to be traveling on full flights. So almost never have the luxury to be able to change seats or even rows. Is there any way to find out beforehand if a specific flight is on ...
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Are other companies using social media like KLM's “meet & seat” program?

KLM has a meet & seat program, where you can see if you have a linkedin or facebook connection in common, with the person sitting next to you. Are other companies utilizing social media in the ...
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How to interpret hotels.com search?

When I search on hotels.com for one adult, one night it shows the same as with two adults, one night. What does this mean? Is the price per person? If so, does that mean a double room is twice as ...
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Website resource for finding cheap cellphone plans in any country

There are many country- and region-specific "cheap cell phone plan" questions, but here I'm asking for websites to check no matter what country I'm in to QUICKLY locate a cheap cell phone plan. ...
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How can I find the cheapest private hotel room (as opposed to a bed in a dorm) using online tools?

I tried the standard tools like Kayak or Momondo, but there the cheapest option is always a bed in a dormitory. In particular I was searching for Amsterdam and the first few pages of results (sorted ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?

Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for ads on Internet and billboards in cities. When I want ...
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Looking for a site that shows major european train routes and their speed/duration [duplicate]

I'm trying to plan a bit of a European tour by train visiting a few locations on the way. It's hard to see a good overview of the major routes (and their speeds which can make a massive difference!). ...
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How do I find out which holidays will disrupt my travel and by how much?

I'm sure it has happened to many of us: You travel to a country with a different culture, and suddenly, you find yourself in front of closed restaurant/shop/museum/etc doors (or, alternatively, you ...
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What is the most effective way to post a review for a vacation rental property that lacks a name?

Some vacation rentals lack a name, so they can't be searched on trip advisor or yelp. How do you publish reviews for such properties? I recently stayed in a vacation rental listed on VRBO. There ...
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Website to identify low season for hotels

I use online booking websites (Agoda, Booking.com, ...) to check hotels prices; But they are good when you know the time of travel. I want to plan my vacation and it can be any time. So, I started to ...
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How long does it take for Google Maps to include a newly opened highway in its driving directions?

The last section of Autoroute 30 in Quebec opened on December 15, 2012, from Chateauguay to Vaudreuil-Dorion, completing the southern bypass around Montreal, and including a new bridge over the St. ...
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In Austria (OEBB), what does “Book reservation for trains” give me?

I'm booking a train from Vienna to Graz on February, taking the Railjet train. I have an option to reserve my seat via the site, and I was wondering what would happen if I do not do this: will there ...
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Is there a website for searching/booking European trains?

Is there a website to search for European train tickets? I mean something like kayak.com, expedia.com, airfare.com, etc for trains? I know there are specific countries' website like bahn.de, sbb.ch, ...
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Online resources for airplane seat sizes

Are there online resources for researching seat sizes and leg room of various planes of various airlines? I'd like to know whether JAL international flight economy class seats are small (compared to ...
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Is there a website for figuring out who secret carriers / super saver fares are with?

I've seen both on onetravel and kayak now, where it describes flights as: "Secret Carrier" or "Super saver fare" eg: Seven months ago, I asked on this site what that meant, as it was new to me. ...
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Is there a website that measures the level of xenophobia in countries/cities?

Is there a website that measures the level of xenophobia in countries or cities? It would be better if it's color coded. Xenophobia could mean a lot for some tourists, I myself do not like to travel ...
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What are some websites for public transit directions in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I generally use Google Maps, but they don't have transit directions for Buenos Aires. What are some similar sites that I can use, extra bonus for sites with mobile web interfaces and/or iPhone ...
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Where can I check visa requirements online for free? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any online resource that can tell me what visa rules are for passport holders of a specific country? One of the best resources for checking visa requirements ...
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If I want to make a website of a long bike tour, should I make my own website or pay some one to do it for me?

I am planning on going on a long distance bike tour, and I want to have a good website to blog on, post photos, twitter tweets, and videos. Does anyone have any advice for whether I should build it ...
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Is there a good list that helps sort out the relative market of grocery store chains in the US? [closed]

So, when I travel, I'm kinda strange. I prefer to pick up local produce and/or eat at grocery store salad / sushi bars. (Restaurants are tasty, but much more expensive!) On the East Coast, I'm ...
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List of carpooling services outside Europe and the US?

Europe has a fair share of ad-hoc carpool services like hitchikers.org. So does the US. But what about the rest of the world? Are there relevant ad-hoc online carpool services out there? So, what ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American ...
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An online map indicating the status of all open and closed international borders

I like to make up my own interesting international routes on my longer trips rather than always following conventional routes. But often it's tricky to plan a route in lesser-known parts of the world ...
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Is there a list of online public transportation planners?

For Oslo in Norway you can go to ruter.no, punch in where you are and where you want to go. It then gives you options on how to get from point A to point B using various public transportation (and ...
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Is there a site with a list of active airline discount/coupon codes?

Ideally I'm after one with an alphabetical list of airlines, and available discount codes, with descriptions, without having to click through and manually check the conditions of each one, or test out ...
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What is the most accurate snow report website?

It's time to ski. But where to go? Where is the snow? What website or resource is most helpful in finding snow stats such as base depth, conditions, and predicted future conditions? I am most ...
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Websites with flights TO a destination (from wherever)?

I know there are many sites which will allow me to find a flight to wherever from a given airport, but I haven't found one that would allow me to specify a destination and no starting location. Are ...
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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites? ...
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Are there websites which do last minute accomodation deals in Australia?

I'm heading out to Australia fairly soon, and for the start of my trip I'm hopefully staying with friends. However, there's a small chance that that won't be possible. I might find out when changing ...
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planning flights - connection flights search engine

Is there any tool / online search engine where you can give it a list of possible departing airports, and a list of possible arriving airports, and shows you all the possible flights (connecting or ...
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Who to blame or what to do in case things go wrong with a booking through airbnb

I have been pointed to airbnb on several occasions. Although the idea behind that website is really nice, I never actually made a reservation through airbnb. Some times the offers are too good to be ...
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How to find neighboring apartments/self-catering accommodation?

We will be traveling to Budapest soon, with a group of 10+ people. Trying to find accommodation for a group seems to result in rather expensive apartments or the options are already booked. We are ...
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I am looking for a hotel search engine for rural areas

I am trying to find a bucolic holiday destination, which means finding a nice hotel in a small beautiful village for spending some quiet time. Most search engines are only finding major cities, and ...
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Allergic online resources for traveling

I and many millions more are allergic to one thing or another. I am now wondering if there are any online resources, in English (but preferably more languages), that provide global or regional allergy ...
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Public transport journey planner for Lille?

Normally when I'm looking for a public transport trip planner, I try google maps first. If Google have coverage for the city, it's often a good start, and I can find out the official one later (eg by ...
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How can I calculate the sun rising time for a specific point on earth?

I'm looking for a tool, application, etc. that allows me to calculate the sun rising time for any specific point on the earth. I've found a lot of such tools, but all of them do not take mountains, ...