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Posts tagged "in-flight entertainment"
five smartphone apps that will save your trip

five smartphone apps that will save your trip

Navigating the world of smartphone applications can be as difficult as shopping for the best airline prices. The tides are constantly shifting, and you never know if something better is lurking around the corner. Luckily, RSJ has sifted through some of the most popular travel apps to bring five essentials you should never leave home...
what's in our suitcase - olympic edition

what’s in our suitcase – olympic edition

With a five day countdown until the 30th games kick off in London, it’s time to start the inevitable packing relay! Who will win gold? Here are five things we can’t leave without–from hair care products of the tzars (you read that correctly) to the headphones on every traveler’s wish list.
internationalize your iTunes playlist

internationalize your iTunes playlist

What do a DJ, a French hotel & your iTunes library have in common? Well, nothing…unless you’ve internationalized your music collection with the genius of Stéphane Pompougnac. Your passport may have some serious mileage, but nothing gets you in the jetsetting state of mind quite like a killer playlist.
avoiding frequent flyer f***-ups

avoiding frequent flyer f***-ups

Marco Polo. Victoria. The Flying Club. Star Alliance. Remember in high school when you joined every club in existence to make your resume look better?If you’re treating frequent flyer memberships with as much attention (or should I say, as little) as you treated Model UN, it’s time to get a handle on the hundreds of...
how to learn a new city in 24 hours

how to learn a new city in 24 hours

Exploring a new city can be as complicated as mastering a new language.  On a spiritual level, you have to learn how to vibe with a new atmosphere.  Logistically speaking, how do you master the metro, geography & perilous winding streets? We have a few suggestions for improving your metropolitan fluency anywhere in the world.
how to sleep on a plane

how to sleep on a plane

For anyone who has ever had the terrorizing experience of insomnia on a red eye flight, the notion of sleeping on plane might seem laughable.  When your window seat is more like an audition for Cirque du Soleil than a luxurious four-poster bed, call upon our favorite habits and gadgets to ensure that your next...
[playlist] the melody lingers on...

[playlist] the melody lingers on…

From Lady Gaga on the West Bank to the Spice Girls in Nepal.  RSJ contributors share the songs that serve as a soundtrack to their global adventures.  [NEW] You can jam to our tracks right from this post!
meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

Would you rather lose yourself on a private island, relax in a five-star spa, or swing in a hammock in your secret garden? There’s no need to choose.  If you’re flying Virgin Atlantic, Quantas, US Airways, or China Air, you may already know about RSJ’s favorite form of in-flight entertainment.
a 'novel' escape

a ‘novel’ escape

Whether you’re looking to pass time on your red eye that is living up to its name, or simply wanting to escape to another world from your own couch, we have a few recommendations for the ultimate literary getaways.