Category Archives: Tech

Tangerine Mussolini Is Scaring Away Tourists

You may know the tech company Foursquare from its popular City Guide travel app, but it’s also in the data crunching business. Based on the firm’s analysis, the United States’ share of the International tourism market has been steadily declining … Continue reading

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Take A Hike

Many years ago, I set off on a four month camping and hiking trip in Europe with ridiculously poor gear. To be fair, back then light weight equipment was virtually nonexistent. I lugged around a tent, sleeping bag, cooking and … Continue reading

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The Future of Travel

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Into The Unknown

Along with the usual summer blockbuster sci-fi flicks, this year we can immerse ourselves in the entire historical genre. London’s Barbican Centre is presenting Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, a huge exhibition, which will take over the entire Brutalist … Continue reading

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Free WiFi

One thing that most travelers want at the airport is free access to the internet. Well thanks to blogger Anil Polat we can all get free WiFi at airports around the world. The very clever computer security engineer has organized … Continue reading

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That Old Book Smell

As a life-long book collector and a long-time bookseller, I have always loved that special woody, floral, dusky aroma that only emanates from books with age. But what precisely is “that old book smell”? The journal Heritage Science has published an … Continue reading

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Is Terry Gilliam the Father of the Gif ?

h/t to Adam Koszary and the Bodleian Libraries.

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On The Border

I recently had a message from a TBTP reader who is concerned about the privacy and security of his digital devices when passing through Customs and Immigration at U.S. airports. This has become an increasingly complex issue—both for visitors and … Continue reading

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Singapore Does It Better

The government of Singapore has launched an initiative to provide residents with the world’s best transit stops. Located in the Jurong District of the city-state, the first example of these super stops features both book racks for print reading materials … Continue reading

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Take A Hike

This is a guest post from our friend Dan at True North Athletics . Please address any comments, complaints, or quibbles to him. Just kidding; I’m always glad to hear from readers. Hiking In the Bush: What You Need To … Continue reading

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