Google’s Holiday Gift: Free Wi-Fi For Travelers

If you’re one of the millions of travelers grumbling about paying for wi-fi these days, you’ll be happy to hear this. Google is offering free holiday Internet access at 47 U.S. airports and on every Virgin America flight. Just bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends for free while you travel now through January 15, 2010. It’s interesting to note that the airport list includes Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis, and Charlotte. Additionally, as a result of the project, Burbank and Seattle airports will begin offering airport-wide free Wi-Fi indefinitely. Not included, however, are some major airports, including all three that serve New York City, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago O’Hare, LAX, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. What’s the catch? As part of the promotion, Google is asking travelers to support three charities that you’ve probably have never heard of: Climate Savers Computing, One Economy Corporation and Engineers Without Borders USA. What’s cool about that, though, is that at the end of the program, Google will match donations made via the WiFi network, up to a maximum of $250,000 across the three non-profits. Not a bad deal. Thanks, Google! Can’t wait to test this baby out. Sources: Google and PC World

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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