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Five Travel Apps For Exploring New Cities

Arriving in a new city can be a little overwhelming, which makes it super tempting to grab a boring old travel book and live by it while you’re there. But you can definitely do better, with the help of your smart phone and one of these five travel apps. Read on and find out which one is best for you before you head out on your next urban adventure. Like A Local This app gathers the best comprehensive tips on where to eat and what…

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HitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, Meets An Untimely Demise In Philadelphia

Hitchhiking has two conflicting sides to it. There is the romanticized version of it that largely existed in the ‘60s and part of the ‘70s, where it was a free and loving way of journeying across the country. And then there’s the dark and nasty side of it, where the danger of traveling alone with a complete stranger in a confined space becomes a nightmarish reality. Unfortunately, this second side is what hitchhiking is most associated with nowadays, as it’s no longer considered safe for…

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Paperclip Arm Rest Alleviates Air Travel Discomfort

Air travel has a reputation for being unpleasant and uncomfortable. One of the many reasons for this is the battle for use of the single arm rest between you and your neighbor. Even if you have a neighbor who is nice enough to let you share the arm rest, the truth is that it is not enough space for the both of you to be happy. It’s a zero-sum game. James Lee of Hong Kong has created the Paperclip Arm Rest in order to fix…

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