Best Travel Deals and News – October 19, 2010 – Alternatives to Travel Guidebooks, Say No to Full Body Scanners, Japanese Vending Machines, Better Pictures From Your Phone

by brian on October 19, 2010

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It’s time to say “no” to the TSA’s full body scanners

Many travelers are in an uproar over the full body scanners saying that it allows TSA agents to see all their goodies and that it is not known what effects dosing the entire body with radiation will have over the long term. But what are the other options? Full body pat downs and searches that have to be extra intrusive because of the Underwear Bomber. It was really a different world back in 2001.

How to AVOID Children While Traveling

C’mon you know you want to read this. I won’t judge.

Travel Video of the Week
Japanese Vending Machines
Ok, unless you’re a Japanese speaker/reader, you won’t understand a lick of what is being said. But pretend this is like a children’s picture book and just look at the images of odd things in vending machines, like bunches of bananas, cans of hot noodles, sandwiches, coffee, etc.. And these are the tame items that the Japanese will throw in their vending machines. One word – panties. Moving on…

Ditch the Guidebook: 8 Alternative Trip Planning Resources

The guidebook is becoming a relic of the past when places and points of interested listed would still be vaild two years later. Now, people ditch their guidebooks and use Google Maps, Twitter responses from strangers and Facebook friends to plan their trip. It’s real suggestions from real people with the latest, up to date information.

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera

The camera in the smartphone has become the primary photography tool for many people and why not? The features and photo quality rivals and at times surpasses standalone cameras. So why carry both? Many people don’t any more and if you’re one of those people, you’ll want to get the very best pics from your phone. Who’d think you’d be able to do that a few years ago?

JetBlue flight attendant Slater pleads guilty in meltdown incident

Is there anyone out there reading this who thinks Steven Slater is a “hero”? Please feel free to drop your comments below and tell us why. We are always respectful even if we don’t agree.

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