A list of my writing in 2012.
BBC TRAVEL (tech column)
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
I responded to to same-day news stories, like the launch of new travel story curation service Travelreads. I also dabbled in data journalism by taking a data set and 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.
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
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?
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.