Monthly Archives: December 2016

Annus Horribilis

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Underground Museum

If you know anyone who lives or works in New York City, they’ve probably had something to say about the soon-to-be-opened , but long delayed, new Second Avenue subway line. What they probably haven’t mentioned is the exceptional artwork that … Continue reading

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Can Your E-Ticket Be Hacked

Can your e-ticket be hacked ? Sadly, the answer is yes. Recently, a team of hackers working with a group of German media organizations demonstrated just how simple it is to hack the six digit code on most airline e-tickets. … Continue reading

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Airbnb : You know where, who knows when

During recent years, I’ve used a number of apartment and hotel booking services, but I get more questions from folks about Airbnb than any other company. A frequent question is how far in advance is it best to book a … Continue reading

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Hey 2016

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All Aboard The Holiday Train

Each year since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has brightened up rail lines in Canada and the U.S. with a rolling light show. Along with holiday cheer, the neon-lit train also brings music and other live entertainment to stops … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Choose Your Yule Log

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If TripAdvisor Says So, It Must Be True

The travel company Thomson Holidays pulled data from TripAdvisor to create this infographic for the top tourist attractions around the world. We may have our personal doubts about the choices, but who are we to quibble with TripAdvisor users. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mapping 2016

Every year, the National Geographic tantalizes cartography geeks with a selection of the year’s best published maps. The 2016 list is fascinating and wildly diverse in focus and design. I’ve shared some below, but you can view the entire list … Continue reading

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