05
Nov
15

Bypass immigration and customs using your smartphone along with a new app

Mobile Passport

A sign for the Mobile Passport app at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport – Cynthia Drescher

The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store that allows users to enter their passport and travel information, submit it electronically, and generate a receipt to show at customs and immigration checkpoints. It’s called Mobile Passport and its technology eliminates the need for traditional forms and line waits.

For now, use of the Mobile Passport app is limited to U.S. citizens holding a valid U.S. passport, as well as Canadian citizens with a valid Canadian passport. Five airports are currently a part of the program: Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Seattle (SEA), Chicago (ORD), and San Francisco (SFO). The goal is to have at least 20 airports accepting the app over the next year.

Full article at Conde Nast Traveler

21
Jul
15

Top 5 favorite Hawaii souvenirs

The upcountry town of Makawao makes it worth waiting to shop while on Maui.  Here are some photos we took along with an article from Hawaii Magazine

Local Artist’s Works – Makawao

Glass Jewelry – Makawao

Men’s Clothing – Makawao

  

21
Jul
15

Hawaii’s Best Hidden Beaches

Stunning photos of a few of Hawaii’s lesser known beaches – including one of my favorites on the Island of Lanai   Article at Conde Nast Traveler

Polihua Beach, Lanai

Polihua Beach, Lanai

20
Jul
15

Robots greet you at hotel check in

Robots check you in at new Japanese hotel  Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

17
Feb
14

Hey, hey you got me rocking now

Sir_Mick_Jagger-250x312 Who better than singer/songwriter Sir Mick Jagger to create playlists for your listening pleasure while flying British Airways.  Such a great idea, I bet there will be other musicians wanting to do the same.  Mick deserves to lead the way based on his impeccable taste in music.

Mick Jagger selects music for BA passengers

17
Feb
14

Some Amazing finds on Google Earth

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Airplane Boneyard
Tucson, Arizona

More cool Google snapshots

17
Feb
14

TSA loosens rules on international alcohol

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The Transportation Safety Administration’s 3-1-1 rule has been relaxed just a little bit for people coming to the United States from abroad. Travelers who buy alcohol or other liquids at those duty-free airport shops abroad can bring them into the United States on an international flight and carry them onto a connecting flight.  Now, the TSA will permit international travelers to carry liquids in excess of 100 mL in their carry-on baggage, “provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs),” according to the TSA website.

via CNN




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