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Kayak’s emoji search function brings the speed and fun of texting to travel

Travel should be fun, not a hellish slog through dystopian security checkpoints and zombie-service employees with penal institution levels of charm.  That’s why Kayak’s decision to add a bit of whimsy into the travel process by adding an emoji search function is more than welcome.  SEE ALSO: World travelers will love this suitcase that doubles as a scooter If you’re not emoji fluent, this is the perfect excuse to step up your emoji game and learn about some of the more obscure symbols hiding in your texting arsenal.  The function…

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Here’s why airlines have trouble with your hyphenated name

If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe — you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved plenty in that span and yet flying with a hyphenated name is…

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Soon, you will be able to split payments for your Airbnb vacation rental

Airbnb is hoping that it can help you avoid those awkward conversations, and save your friendships. It basically allows you to split payments, much like you would do with Uber or Lyft, and it has certainly been a long time coming. The post Soon, you will be able to split payments for your Airbnb vacation rental appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends – Read Full Article

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Airbnb might launch a premium option where the rooms are just like hotels

Airbnb wants to be more like the hotels it’s disrupting.  The short-term home rental platform is getting ready to launch a premium tier of rentals that would compete more directly with hotels, according to a report in Bloomberg.  SEE ALSO: How Airbnb plans to help refugees find shelter The service would match higher-paying guests with high-quality home rentals, checked by Airbnb’s very own inspectors. To pass inspection, Airbnb hosts would have to treat their listings like hotels and provide fancy towels and bed linens and travel-size shampoo and conditioner. They’d…

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7 of the most hard-to-reach Snapchat geofilters around the world

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places?  Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps.  SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you weren’t there. Here are seven of the most remote geofilters around…

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Work on-the-go with this suitcase that doubles as a desk

Samsara is a suitcase that allows you to be productive while you travel. It has a flat top for your laptop and a power bank that can charge all your devices. It’s lightweight and durable. It retails for $690 and comes in two different colors. Read more… More about Mobile, Travel, Traveling, Suitcase, and Luggage Mashable – Read Full Article

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Physicists Think They Know How to Stop Your Rolly Suitcase From Tipping Over

Imagine: You’re at an airport with your fancy new bag rolling behind you. You have spent a little too much time deciding which plane snack will both taste good and doesn’t have too many calories, and now must sprint to catch your plane. You make a turn and suddenly, your bag begins to wobble. No time to fix it, you… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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