Friday, May 29, 2009

Travel & Technology Roundup - Week 22, 2009

Here's my round up of this week's cool articles in the travel, internet and gadget space:

I love spring. The plants and trees come to life, the birds are chirpy and in the mood, bees are buzzing. Go ahead, accuse me of being a typical Englishman, but I like gardens. Here are 10 places to see May flowers for free thanks to Gadling (although this list is pretty US centric).

Also from Gadling, their guide to summer music.

If you don't know Weburbanist, you should. Their strap is 'urban design, culture, travel, architecture and alternative art.' Says it all doesn't it? Great website, and here's a great article: Unbuilt Buildings: 12 Awesome Future Architectural Designs. Doesn't the Dragonfly metabolic farm look like one of those mint film things you put in your mouth, but much much larger?

Microsoft launches their knowledge engine, Bing. Then it promptly goes down under the weight of usage. But that's to be expected - it promises to shake up the big G when it finally gets going under its own steam. See this interesting article with screenshots from Venture Beat.

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New articles by Cathy Winston added to our Istanbul Guide. A great Istanbul restaurant as well as a brilliant short break guide to Istanbul.

More Isle of Wight material as well. Isle of Wight hotels, art gallery Dimbola Lodge, and chocolate shop Chocolate Island.

New product reviews: review of Varta sports headlight, review of Flylite foldaway bags, review of Touchnote mobile postcards. The rest of our travel electronics, luggage, camping, books and technology reviews can be found here.

Also, don't miss our reviews of the Best Beaches in South Devon.

That's all for this week. Peace everyone.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Travel & Technology Roundup - Week 21, 2009

Here's my round up of this week's cool articles in the travel, internet and gadget space:

Yahoo is back on the acquisition trail. It's a good time to be buying, and social media is where they're focusing their money.

Google's Eric Schmidt discusses with the FT the future of newspapers.

On Gadling, a nice historical piece on Waterloo, NY, the birthplace of Memorial Day.

On MatadorPulse, nomadic Matt writes an ebook about SEO and monetising blogs. Monetising blogs? Are people still talking about that?

WorldHum laments the demise of the aerogram. Me too. *sigh*

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We've got a new Cruise Guide, with cruise reviews, information and tips, with some great new writers, including long-time cruise veteran, David Wishart.

A lovely mini guide to the Isle of Wight written by Jenny Green and Simon Heptinstall. Lots of great Isle of Wight pub and hotel reviews as well as stuff for families.

Another lovely mini guide to England's Lake District. Some great Lake District hotel and restaurant reviews on offer here.

We're adding more spa reviews to our Spa Guide, including the lovely Ice Spa at the Sheraton in Anchorage, Alaska.

We've reached over 4,000 followers on Twitter! Follow us here on

That's all for this week. Peace everyone.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Round up Week 20, 2009

Here's my round up of cool articles in the travel, internet and gadget space:

Youtube is more influential than the New York Times, according to Technorati.

Like super spicy food? Alison Stein Wellner at WorldHum explores middle America, in the 5th and final instalment of her search for the spiciest food in the world.

How to avoid being attacked by your simian cousin. Hilarious, also from WorldHum.

TheTravelEditor launches its travel gadget reviews section. Brilliant stuff. We've got our very own Kitmaster doing all the reviews. If you have a product you want tested, get in touch with me kevin at thetraveleditor dot com.

Also new at TheTravelEditor, mini-guides to Malta, Rio, Jersey, and more.

Looking for a Marrakesh hotel? Look no further. We've just published a load of new riads and guesthouses.

10 Tatoo Cliches to Avoid at All Costs, courtesy of Matador Pulse.

That's all for this week. Peace.