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So, a bit of digging shows that this isn't a new question. It's been asked in several places around the Internet. One notable example is a site called MightyTravels, which, in an article about this exact problem, makes an interesting claim at the bottom: Did you know – with Mighty Travels Premium you can search 365 days of hotel rates sorted by deal ...


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@chx has already mentioned Skypicker (now Kiwi.com) but a bit more powerful I find azair which has very powerful search options (see the advanced options), including choice of return and departure day, length of stay, period within which the trip should happen and a range of departure and arrival airports, up to the option "Take me anywhere" which is what ...


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As specified in my answers here and here, azair has very powerful search options (see the advanced options), including choice of return and departure day, length of stay, period within which the trip should happen and a range of departure and arrival airports, up to the option "Take me anywhere" which is what you are looking for. A similarly powerful ...


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An answer five years later - and by now refering to downloading maps to smartphone: Baidu Maps The best map for China IMHO is from Baidu, and this article describes an option to download maps for offline usage and how to use it. If you, like me, don't want to give the app every possible permission on your phone, an alternative is: Maps.Me I have made ...


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Roadtrippers might be what you are looking for. You enter the route you want to take, choose a distance from that route and the site will find things of interests according to what categories you selected. (Note that I am not aware if it works well outside the US. It's possible that the site won't find points of interest.)


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T-Mobile in the US offers free data and 20c/min calls in most countries, but you need postpaid account, i.e. have US SSN or ITIN and pass credit check.


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The interface is a bit inconvenient and it has a limit on the number of routes shown simultaneously, but you can do it on Kayak's list of airlines. Click on an airline and you'll get a map of where it flies. E.g. a map for Easyjet: You can then filter by a specific city to get a map of which routes are available there, e.g. for Easyjet in Prague:


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Between the Star Alliance route map, the oneworld route map, and the SkyTeam route map, you can see the vast majority of existing flights. For any given airline, just choose the map corresponding to its alliance. And since most itineraries will have all segments within the same alliance, you probably will need to use only one of these maps.


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You could try openflights. I'm not sure if the data is complete, but a map for easyjet: And Indigo (India LCC):


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Here are some other tricks: flightaware is a great service to track flights. If you are not sure of the flight number, just enter the departure location and the arrival, and it will give you a listing of all flights, their times, and their current status. If the flight is airborne, you may also be able to track it. Another option is to enter a query into ...


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This site (rfi.it) gives arrivals and departures in a form similar to what I think you are expecting. Sample output for Roma Termini: There's also a list of regional timetables in PDF format here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom/Informazioni/Orari-regionali-in-versione-pdf e.g.


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You can do this through the Czech IDOS website. Simply enter the name of the station in the From field, after switching the language in the bottom-right corner. Optionally choose the date and click on SEARCH. You'll get the full list of trains departing from each of Rome's train stations: Clicking on an individual train will show you it's full schedule:...


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I had a good look on the Trenitalia site, both in the English version and in the google translate version of the original to my own language, (Dutch) and did not find any links or other indications of 'per station' listings. But I did find this page, which promises times per line rather than per station. If like me you do not read Italian, you will need a ...


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Short answer: No, that's not the case. I think what you've heard was a little mangled in the telling. There are indeed only three large airline Global Distribution Systems (GDS), which are the systems where both tariffs (prices) and reservations are created, stored and accessed. These are Travelport (Galileo/Apollo/Worldspan), Amadeus and Sabre, the last ...


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No, it isn't and it was never. And they won't tell who uses what. Several airlines don't participate in any of those systems, but force all sales through their own system (example: Southwest). They have obviously some disadvantages from that, but also some advantages; they think it is the better solution. Google's ITA (http://matrix.itasoftware.com/) or ...


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I would consider both statements insufficient for what I usually want, which is generally connecting a personal laptop to the internet. Some hotels advertise «Free WiFi internet access», yet getting to the internet from the room requires an extra charge (usually disproportionate and daily). You need to look at the fine print which says that restricts that ...


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Good idea to check with your hotel receptionist about where to find the nearest railway ticket agency if you live in a hotel in China which is allowed to host foreigners.


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The excellent answer by @PeterHahndorf has inspired me for a viable solution: The ticket office in the picture he provides reads "火车票代售点" i.e. railway ticket selling point. Searching for this (the Chinese phrase!) on baidu maps gives a good selection of such offices, including the one I had found. Screenshot of map.baidu.com searching for "火车票代售点" in ...


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I don't know about an online resource for these places, but I actually found them pretty easy to find in bigger cities. While walking around I often saw them, even randomly in Shanghai. What I would do is, copy this photo onto your phone and then show it to locals, or even better your hotel reception. Even without speaking any English, people were always ...


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I can only speak for hostelworld.com which I use a lot, the difference there is pretty clear to me: Free WiFi This means Wireless LAN is available in the facility, but not necessarily everywhere. Often it's just in the lobby but not in the/all rooms. The WLAN is connected to the public internet, so if the guest has a device supporting WiFi, she can use it ...


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I actually know of a hotel, which has free WiFi but charges for Internet access. Through the free WiFi, you can access the hotel's internal entertainment system, order room service, check out, "call" the front desk, etc. But if you want to connect to the Internet, you have to pay an extra fee (which you can also book through the free WiFi). As soon as you ...


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I think that the websites are confusing terms. I have also seen this on AirBnb where places have separate checks for WiFi and Internet. I think that what they actually mean is: WiFi - non-wired internet access Internet - Wired internet access As someone who deals with computers on a daily basis for work, these types of bad definitions annoy the hell ...


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For the hotel chains Hilton and IHG this is possible: Hilton For Hilton this is an official feat of their booking site. Select a hotel, a room type and a rate, click "change dates" and you'll arrive here: check the button "Use flexible dates" and you can see the best rate and scroll back and forth by as much as you want. tip of the hat to travel-...


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Picasa has a feature to tag place, people and date/time on pictures, and afaik also view the map with all the thumbnails.


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If you are using your smart phone to take pictures, both Google and Apple have this functionality built into their respective platforms. https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6008918?hl=en http://www.cultofmac.com/266849/see-took-photos-iphone-ios-tips/


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When you say you want to keep them private, does that mean you want them on the web but only visible to you or you want to keep them only on your computer ? I know that Adobe Lightroom does that. Here's a video showing the feature : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSXz0ckFno Flickr also support that that. (the only one I checked, I assume other site like ...


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There are various articles and threads about certain airports which have good advice regarding the likelihood of getting a good view from certain sides of an aircraft given origin, destination and prevailing winds, e.g. Daily Mail - various Bora Bora Dubai JFK Paris Hong Kong Seattle Also, some aircraft air equipped with tail cams and belly cams and you ...


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No, as of 2016, there is no such site. Your only alternative is to create a page on the Prepaid SIM Wiki for recommendations on which tariff to get for each region.


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'Samtrafiken', the Swedish association of public transport operators, operates a web page, where you can search for minimum transfer times. It is unfortunately only in Swedish, but might of course be of some help anyway. Depending on the station or halt, the rules might however be a little bit more complex than just a fixed period. E.g. if you search for ...


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I've gotten a lot of value out of Wikivoyage. It's does not specifically list free things but if the article on your destination is comprehensive (chances are it is) the listings usually include tons of free stuff to do. Googling (ordered from least to most personal) "[location] tourism", "free things to do in [location]", "[location] on a budget", or even ...


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It is very easy to find free things to do in many European cities. Google -free things to do in europe- and you get many sites like these Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Numebr 4 These are just random sites for 'all' of Europe, I have not checked them out, even less used them. When you search for one city you will find lists like these but more to the point for ...


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If your only requirement is to keep legs under 6 hours going from New York to Tokyo, I would say New York-Vancouver-Anchorage-Kamchatka-Tokyo, which is close to a straight line, but would not be cheap (not a lot of airlines competing on that Anchorage-Kamchatka route). In general, I don't a website that lets you limit per-leg time, but Hipmunk (among others)...


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Six hours makes searching easy if you are crossing continents because you will need a mid-ocean stop and there are not many of those. After that you just know which big hubs are roughly en route and stitch it together. You are reverting to a much earlier era of flight. Is it doable still? Yes, but don't expect it to be easy or quick. In other words: the way ...


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I like hipmunk.com for this sort of stuff. It gives a nice overview of flight segments (including letting you know if wifi is available on which legs) and you can filter by stops and other features:


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Before I deleted this answer I gave the /maxdur option to ITA Matrix as documented here. Unfortunately that only allows you to limit the maximum duration of the whole component of your flight. So, either the whole outbound, or inbound, or in the multi-city tab, the origin and destination. It would be possible to use the multi-city option to contruct an ...


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I have used http://www.weatherbase.com/ in the past Put in a city and get monthly averages highs and lows, rain and snow stats etc. You can also drill down to a particular day but I don’t think it will do it by week.


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Climate.org should have what you are looking for. Their website gives downloadable maps for different times of year, and testing lots of different conditions such as rainfall. Here's an example for the average rainfall in March 2016 in the US : For example, we can see from this that the rainfall in March 2016 in Florida was about 1 inch. We can compare ...


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Google's official Map Maker lists the following information in their guideline for map contributors: Average (avg.) speed Speed limits show how fast someone can drive legally. When getting directions in Google Maps, speed limits help calculate travel time. Default speeds: Roads in every country have a default speed limit depending on the road ...


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Beyond the websites listed already, of which IATA Travel Centre seems to be the most useful, I am aware of two airline websites that allow indirect access to the Timatic: KLM and Emirates


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I believe Kayak and Skyscanner should provide you what you are looking for, isn't it? It not, then you might want to try the airlines website directly.


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The document you link to references the Airline Tariff Publishing Company. Legacy carriers (as opposed to low cost carriers) file their tariffs, fares, and multitudinous other data with ATPCO where it can be obtained for a not-insignficant fee. If you are looking for airline's conditions of carriage, it would be easier and cheaper to look at the airline's ...


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The Ontario Federation of 4WD Recreationists maintains a trail index, which is unfortunately accessible to their members only (joining costs $50). The trails listed there are graded according to their own rating system which covers difficulties ranging from 1 Maintained Dirt Roads to 5+ Impassable trail. In addition, Ontario Trails lists many trails for ...


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Numbeo is accurate for the cities I tried, but in many areas there are very cheap long term basic accommodation and only luxury travel accommodation for tourists. I think that someone who asks this question has a finite budget, the option to go where he wants and desires to get the most "bangs for his bucks". Most of the answers I saw were for luxury ...


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Here's what I'm aware of: Sightsmap (which I think comes closest to what you are looking for) Heatmaps of Flickr photos and Twitter tweets Flickr heat maps Flickr heat maps distinguishing between locals and tourists The above two sets of images available as a browsable global heat map Flyover Country shows you what's beneath you on your flight A KML file ...


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The problem with many of the online comparison tools is that they don't necessarily reflect the kind of travel lifestyle you're going after. Here's what I normally do to get a good estimate: Go to HostelWorld, find the highest rated hostel and check their daily rate for a 4-person room. In Prague that's around 30EUR, while in London it's closer to 50EUR. ...


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Cost of living indexes don't fully apply to tourism as residents incur a different set of costs to visitors. Also, per-diems are used to provide an estimation of how much a business traveller might be expected to spend and be allowed to claim back from their employer. A business traveller is unlikely to be able to claim for the cost of renting a beach chair ...


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Although Numbeo, a crowdsourced city comparison tool, is for cost of living and not travelling it is still an extremely useful resource even for short stays. For example Vancouver vs Jerusalem shows prices in restaurants, markets, rent per month (while you likely won't rent for a month the ratio between two cities will be similar for a daily rent).


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The US Department of State publishes recommended per diem ("per day") reimbursement rates for every major city. These are intended to enable fair reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by US federal employees transacting business on behalf of the US government. For instance an employee travelling to London will be entitled to claim 322 USD for lodging ...


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I would suggest Twitter as a source for this kind of information - anything that will be significant (not very small region but the whole country) will be easy to find there. https://twitter.com/search?q=france+strike for example will find a fair number of articles about the SNCF strike that you're referring to, as well as some recent past strikes.


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The Economist Magazine invented the so-called "Big Mac Index" as an attempt to measure the relative purchasing power between various currencies. THE Big Mac index was invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether currencies are at their “correct” level. It is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity (PPP), the notion ...



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