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Re: EU Parliament Ends Cell Phone Roaming Charges in 2017

Paul Heymont ·
Yes, it will apply to prepaid plans, which many Europeans as well as visitors use, but it's not as happily absolute as some of the celebrators make it sound. The final June 2017 step depends on a reform of the European wholesale roaming market in which carriers pay each other for roaming use, and is also subject to limits for those who roam "too much." Here's a quote from one of the Parliament members who was a leading proponent of the law (which also originally included provisions for net...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Mac ·
It's a nightmare! A fair chunk of my packing now includes various chargers, connection cables and mains power adaptors for phones, iPads, Kindles. cameras.... Oh, plus a universal backup power supply battery (RAVPOWER - good value) in case I cannot get to a mains socket - just to keep in touch! I have to say that the Euro proposal to have ONE single charger for all devices has some merit!! PS - watch out that chargers that are sold as suitable for iPhones are often not powerful enough to...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

Travel Rob ·
This is a great report PHeymont!Exactly the step by step instructions we all need.Can't wait for parts 3 and 4.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Mac ·
The RAVPOWER unit that I went for is shown on the following link (a real mouthful): http://www.ravpower.com/ravpow...hite-us-version.html This model has enough power to fully recharge an iPad! Currently available from Amazon for USD 36.00 They also do more powerful packs. (Hope this doesn't cut across any "No Advertising" policies
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

Former Member ·
There is a lot to know on this topic. Thank you so much for the education.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
No, Mac, that doesn't cross any sort of policy. We want to help travelers get good honest feedback about products that might be helpful to them on the road (or conversely that aren't worth the money). What's not tolerated is people paid to promote products on our website and providing dishonest information. Ravpower is exactly the kind of unit I'm looking for. Need to go order it soon.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Paul Heymont ·
In the Duel of the Devices, I'm going to declare the RAVPower unit the winner. Both of these devices are essentially external batteries, something that's becoming more popular as more phones come with non-removable batteries. There are two critical differences, however: capacity and output. The PowerStick has a capacity of 750mAh (about half the power held by an average cellphone battery) and a maximum output current of 700mA (phone chargers usually supply 1000mA). The RAVpower device has a...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Paul Heymont ·
By the way...here's my solution to the other charger issue (plugging in at home). It's a 5-port USB host that has a short cord to plug in (no brick to get in the way at the outlet) and takes 5 standard USB cords for your devices...the kind that come with your device, although more are available cheaply. The five outputs include 2 2100mA for iPad, 2 1000mA for most phones, and 1 1300mA for Samsung. All can be used for any device up to the designated output (that is, you can plug your phone...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Former Member ·
PowerStick only charges from a USB port. The PowerStick has a capacity of 750mAh Perfect ! That is all that I need for my modest travel needs - just a little juice for a camera or my old flip (!) phone, if needed during a day of sightseeing. The PowerStick is only about the size of a pen, takes no thought to use and does not involve batteries. My kind of tool. Travelers who carry a lot more toys have greater needs than little me.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Former Member ·
Well, I understand the urge for simplicity and not getting tied down...but both the PowerStick and the RAVPower ar e batteries. The RAVPower isn't big; about the size of a cellphone. But it costs 30% less, and will actually put a full charge on a phone, which the other won't. In fact, it will put a full charge on about 6 phones.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Former Member ·
Ran across this device for charging smartphones http://www.jackeryusa.com/
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Re: Contemporary philosophers

GarryRF ·
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Anderson
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Re: Mar. 17. 2016. Why did the Chicken cross the road ?

GarryRF ·
Quote from Key West Guide Book "Luckily, the southernmost city outlawed cockfighting in 1970's, putting the Cubalaya chickens out of business, and out on the streets of Key West. Domestic chickens on the island were losing their homes at the same time when their owners moved away. Now the roosters & chickens were left to roam free, and nature took its course. So, some forty years later, we now have what we call 'Gypsy Chickens'. Like in the 1970's, they are still protected, and make Key...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

GarryRF ·
Are the Horses there with their owners ? Or is this one of the areas of England where they can roam free?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
The horses (probably only some 10 plus a donkey) and some 50 cattle are allowed to roam and graze totally free (restrained only by cattle grids on the surrounding roads) for around 8 months of the year. Theoretically only animal owners with ancient "Commoners Rights" linked to ownership of old properties in the immediate vicinity of the Common are permitted to release their animals to graze free in this way. The present purpose of the animals roaming in this way is supposed to be keeping...
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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The Magic Worlds of Sintra

NonstopFromJFK ·
  On our third day in Portugal, we took the train to Sintra. Sintra is such a wonderful, beautiful little town. Even walking around Sintra felt magical—just look at the city hall building, or the charming little sidewalk!    ...
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

Paul Heymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Journey into the past: Prague's Lobkowicz Palace

Marilyn Jones ·
While on a cruise expedition, Marilyn Jones has the chance to see the past through the life and home of a noble family.
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Scary Truth About 5 Haunted Places in Goa

Abhishek Mathur ·
Just like every coin Goa is also having its’ another side which is still intact, mysterious and Haunted. Yes! Haunted, you read it right. Place filled with a plethora of people round the year is hard to believe is filled with haunted places. Here is this post we are going to discuss about the Haunted Places in Goa , knowing about which will going to be a different experience. 1. Three Kings Church Three Kings Church Church is the integral part of Goa’s culture and traditions. Filled with...
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Apr. 30, 2017: Peacock and Peahen at the Folsom Rescue Zoo

Jonathan L ·
A visit with Jonathan L to a California zoo where all the residents are animals rescued from other lives.
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The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Texan Marilyn Jones checks out a luxury resort that's part of a suburban planned community near Houston.
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Walking Through the NY Botanical Gardens: a Winter's Day

Jonathan L ·
A winter walk takes Jonathan through an uncrowded park, and into an old-growth forest that mirrors what the area was like 300 years ago.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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Traveling Essentials for Everyone

Monica Albert (Guest) ·
Some good suggestions for what to include on your packing list for your next big travel adventure (sponsored content)
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Explore Rome with bikes

TopBike Rental (Guest) ·
Looking for a novel way to explore Rome? A bike offers you an environmentally friendly way of getting around, with health benefits and loads of fun (sponsored content)
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Anatomy of a Trip (beyond eating & drinking...mostly)

PortMoresby ·
  I believe I mentioned, or alluded to, the fact that roaming the earth alone has lost its glow. If there’s an English language library in a foreign place, it’s a magnet for me, just to visit and admire, if not to officially...
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March 25, 2018: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares some wonderful images and memories of wildlife gathered around a watering hole in the Kalahari Desert.
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Exploring Namibia – Part 2

Professorabe ·
Part 2 of Professor Abe's 3 part series through the fascinating desert landscapes and old German towns in Namibia.
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5 Places for a Romantic Journey to the Virgin Gordas

Stephon Smith ·
The Caribbean has always been a place for exceptional romances. The quiet beaches paired with the exciting nightlife is what you need for a lover’s paradise. However, it is the British Virgin Islands that is now on the radar of newlyweds. The idea of a place which is so filled with surprises that you can go ahead and find yourself a nook to be with your loved one is enticing. What makes it all the more interesting is the fact that the Virgin Islands are also home to a lot of untouched bays...
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Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Paul Heymont ·
PICKING THE RIGHT TECH FOR YOUR NEEDS   This is part 1 of a 4-part report on communication for travelers.   Years ago, traveling meant being out of touch with home, and struggling with unfamiliar pay phones for local calls for...
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Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

Paul Heymont ·
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR OVERSEAS PHONE SERVICE?This is part 2 of a 4-part report on communication for travelers.  No—the girl in the Renoir is not really on her cell…but you can be! Usually, the first question most people ask...
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A fall visit to Highwood Pass and hike in the alpine meadow of Ptarmigan Cirque

DrFumblefinger ·
  Kananaskis country  is one of the lesser traveled gems of the Alberta Rockies.  Locals know this area well but it’s off the radar for most tourists who selectively go to such highly worthwhile (but much busier) locations like...
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Bulls replace guard dogs in Valencia

Paul Heymont ·
A scrapyard owner turns to a new form of protection after his guard dogs are killed or chased.
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Mark 2017 calendar: 1st October Saturday events

Paul Heymont ·
Paris and Austria have big late-night events going on today...add them to your trip planning calendar for next year!
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Radio Garden lets you listen to the world

Paul Heymont ·
A research project goes viral to give listeners a quick connect to over 8000 radio stations around the world.
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Big Mouse is watching you

Paul Heymont ·
Disney files patents for systems that would track visitors by their shoes and for robots that would use data from it to "customize" guest experience.
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Paris adds scooters to rental options

Paul Heymont ·
Paris's famous bike rental and electric car rentals are now being joined by Cityscoot, which allows users to rent an electric moped on the street.
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Paris booklover fined for good intentions

Paul Heymont ·
In an era when it's hard to find a new home for a book you've finished, a Parisienne is fined for simply leaving it behind.
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Savoring the Flavor of Miami

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some excellent suggestions on how to enjoy your time in Miami.
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How to earn money while travelling

EssayWriting (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for earning money while you travel (sponsored content)
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Where Gumbo was #326)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. About a half hour's drive north of San Diego, it covers a vaste 1800 acres and offers the opportunity to see hundreds of species of often endangered animals roam freely in their vast enclosures.
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Travel Back in Time: A History of 3 Religions in One Place

Monica A (Guest) ·
Monica provides historical and cultural reasons why you should visit the city of Jerusalem (sponsored content)
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The Acropolis and Parthenon: Enduring Symbols

Paul Heymont ·
The Parthenon, sitting in ruins atop the Acropolis in Athens, is arguably one of the world’s most famous landmarks, instantly recognizable to millions around the world. And yet, unlike such others as the Eiffel Tower or the Brooklyn Bridge, it...
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Europe's roaming price caps kick in

Paul Heymont ·
As Europe's next round of reduced roaming charges kicks in, some questions remain for non-EU travelers.
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Google offers flat $10/GB for data in 120 countries for travelers

Travel Rob ·
Google has a bargain $10 per GB data plan in 120 countries. Read details.
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Explore Richness of Krakow

Krakowc Card ·
Krakow is the one of the oldest and travellers’ favorite place in Poland. Built on the cave of the dragon, Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Located in the south of the country, is the capital and seat of the royalty. The architecture of the city reminds the big time of Krakow when amber trail passed through it and the merchants would visit the city to develop it at the same time. Let’s us discuss on what to do in Krakow! Krakow is world famous for polish culture and...
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Why You Should Choose to Go Melbourne for Your School Trip

Emma Marie ·
Melbourne is a place that has a lot to offer both in the city as well as its surroundings. There are many tours available for you, be it a sports tour, a wildlife tour, a gourmet food tour or a sightseeing tour. The availability of these tours will make it very easy for students to organize a trip that is well informative and worthwhile. Here are some of the places you can take tours to explore in Melbourne. Image Source: Pexels Wildlife There are many Melbourne excursion ideas, but let’s...
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A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the sights of a bicycle rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Old Delhi.
 
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