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London Bombings

Date: July 7th, 2005 | 1 comment

So soon after being awarded the 2012 summer Olympics, London made the news again today for a series of bombings in multiple tube stations and a double decker bus. The death toll is currently 40 and it could easily have been so many more. Anyone who has been to London and ridden on the tube [...]

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BootsnAll Portland Meeting

Date: June 8th, 2005 | No Comments

After much deliberation we finally have a location for a semi-impromptu Portland member meeting. Inspired by Capt Steve‘s Los Angeles and San Francisco gatherings, he enlisted the help of some PDX’ers to find a time and place to meet up. Location: The Lucky Lab 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd (map) Date: Friday, June 10th Time: 7pm [...]

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BootsnAll Hostel Reviews

Date: June 2nd, 2005 | 7 comments

This is something we’ve been wanting to launch for ages and the day has finally arrived when BootsnAll members can add their reviews of hostels they have stayed in. The descriptions some of these hostels give about themselves make them sound like they’re a blissful oasis where the people are always beautiful and it’s always [...]

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Destination: Brazil

Date: May 9th, 2005 | No Comments

As if you needed any reason at all to go to Brazil… Brazilian Town Declares Orgasm Day Santolia said the idea of celebrating Orgasm Day at first created a scandal in this poor region, known for its religious fervor. But he said residents gradually residents warmed to the idea. I wonder if Viagra will be [...]

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New York, New York

Date: April 27th, 2005 | 2 comments

So I was ready to be posting from the traditional Wi-Fi place at PDX airport before my 7am departure to New York. But I arrived, checked in and they put me on an earlier flight to Seattle. I still had to wait for my connection to Newark, but Sea-Tac does not offer free wi-fi so [...]

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The Parachute Artist

Date: April 25th, 2005 | No Comments

Thought everyone might enjoy this article in the New Yorker on Tony Wheeler and the past and present of Lonely Planet. Read Article

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New Hotels Section on BootsnAll

Date: April 21st, 2005 | No Comments

With Sean in India working with Suchi, things have been picking up speed in terms of getting new sections launched and old ones updated. Most recently we tackled the world of online hotel reservations. The re-vamped section of BootsnAll allows you to browse through over 10,000 hotels, or you can simply search up to 10 [...]

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U.S. passport rules likely to be tightened

Date: April 11th, 2005 | 4 comments

Passports would be required for travelers entering and re-entering the United States from Canada, Caribbean countries and Mexico, the State and Homeland Security departments announced yesterday. The government’s proposal is part of a tightening of border security that would be phased in over the next three years. From U.S. passport rules likely to be tightened [...]

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.travel Domain Names

Date: April 9th, 2005 | No Comments

ICANN designates .travel extension Not sure how this will catch on – it just looks weird. But no doubt the big companies will jump on board so no one else buys their names for nefarious purposes.

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U.S. Focusing on Disease Spread Through Air Travel

Date: April 7th, 2005 | No Comments

U.S. government health agencies are strengthening ties to airlines and aviation regulators to guard against the spread of infectious diseases or other deadly agents aboard commercial aircraft, federal officials said on Wednesday. “With the potential of dramatic economic losses caused either by viruses or terrorists with viruses, a proactive posture rather than a reactive posture [...]

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