A list of my writing in 2012.
Condé Nast Traveler (US edition)
- Mark Zuckerberg Fails to Tip, Should You? The Truth About Tipping Etiquette in Rome
- Explainer: Why Do Airplanes Take Off Into the Wind?
- Four Promising Tech Advances for Airports and Airplanes.
- Does package bundling on vacation-booking websites really get you a deal?
- Explainer: Why Are There Still Ashtrays in Airplane Bathrooms?
- How Does a Mega Cruise Ship Source, Store, and Prepare All That Food?
- Are You This Year’s Billionth Traveler?
[The following links aren’t viewable to UK residents because of BBC rules. Sorry.]
- Seven innovations in air travel (The latest technologies at airports, such as facial scanners at airport security.)
- Top sites for swapping travel tips (from Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree to Gogobot)
- Five flight-tested travel pillows
- Password protection on the road
- Five download-worthy travel mags for iPad only
- Pro photographers reveal their top travel gear
- Save money even after you book a hotel or flight
- Seven trusted family travel apps
- Top tech tools for traveling (A round-up of interviews with travelers around the world)
- Best blogging tools for travellers
- How Facebook’s privacy changes affect travelers
- Free e-books (How to stock up on before a vacation — one of my most popular posts.)
- How to use smartphone apps to map your adventures, such as by making custom maps of your itinerary in advance of your trip
- Twitter tips for travellers
- Four ways to revive a dying smart phone
- New sites let you sell unused hotel and plane bookings
- Five tech-savvy hotel amenities
- Increased comfort in the sky
- How to rent pocket wi-fi hotspots for overseas travel and never pay data roaming fees again.
- A boom in same-day hotel booking apps. Which one’s best for you?
- Six ways to shield your laptop
- The rules for house-swapping
- App guides to flyer’s rights
- Keep e-mail out of sight, out of mind while on the road
- Best travel tech in 2012
- 2012 gift guide for budget travellers
BBC TRAVEL FEATURES
A few short pieces:
- London’s prototypes for new double-decker buses
- Locals’ guide to Dublin’s pubs
- Launch of new travel story curation service Travelreads.
- Mapping the safest countries for aviation
- I covered the Diamond Jubilee in London: Recap: Scenes from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and Recap: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service and Procession, among other posts, such as A visitor’s guide to the Diamond Jubilee.
- Fun fact: My BBC travel tech columns are translated into Portuguese for a Brazilian publication.
In July 2012 I joined as a part-time reporter for this pub, which is the number-one most read news blog in the travel trade.
My most read post in 2012 was iPhone5 – new maps, Passbook comes front and center, and more
My post that received the most comments was: What are the best cities around the world for travel tech startups?
Story I’m proudest of: After early hype and a quiet year, Everbread says it has something baking in Singapore
See the full list of my Tnooz posts, here.
I was a guest talking about the pocket wi-fi story for BBC Travel on Peter Greenberg’s national US radio show (at the 12-minute mark) in December 2012, as well as earlier in April 2012, when we did a radio show on the Eurostar between London and Paris.
At the end of the week of tweeting travel news links for the @BBC_Travel account under the #bbcinbrief hashtag, I occasionally summarize the best tweets at BBC Travel.
For Budget Travel, I did a monthly Q&A under the hashtag #askBT.
BUDGET TRAVEL BLOG POSTS
Full list at my page on Budget Travel’s website
Some of my posts were re-published by NBCNews.com, including:
New Viator website offers cheaper shore excursions for cruisersMySeatFinder fetches you a better seat automatically.