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05
Nov
15

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

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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

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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

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

09
Sep
13

Do’s and Dont’s while in Hawaii

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10 Biggest Mistakes Tourists Make In Hawaii.

via Huffington Post

04
Sep
13

Amazing Viewing Platforms around the world

Located on the roof of the CN Tower’s restaurant at a height of 1,168 feet (356 meters), the EdgeWalk in Toronto allows visitors to slip into climbing harnesses and walk around the edge of Canada’s tallest structure. There’s also a glass floor 1,122 feet (342 meters) above ground level, and although this glass is only 2.5 inches thick, it’s strong enough to hold 14 hippos — if they could fit in the elevator.
See all 13 of these amazing platforms at CNN Travel



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