How Tos

How To Setup A Kayak Airfare Alert

Chuck Sun, 2014-06-08 00:00
It's no secret that we're huge fans of Kayak . While the website it great and we use it all the time, their mobile apps are even better: at least their iOS apps are near-perfect examples of how to create great mobile software. For many like us, Kayak is THE quintessential travel tool on the web and on our phones. Sometimes when I share a really great airfare with a friend, I get a reaction akin to, How did you find that airfare? Well the secret is usually Kayak's airfare alerts: you tell Kayak a little about your trip and they'll send you an alert when they find the fare you're hoping to find...

What To Do When Something Goes Wrong; Or, How To Survive An Encounter With An Irish Mobster

Chuck Mon, 2014-05-26 00:00
"But we have a reservation," I explained, holding up my itinerary, as if that were proof. He just laughed, shrugged, and said in a thick Irish brogue that was hard to understand, "Yeah someone else showed up asking for a room, and they gave them yours so they could go home. They do that, I know them, I see it all the time." It was the last night of our first trip to Europe. We had just completed a big circular tour, having started in Amsterdam two weeks earlier. We were flying out the next day, and we had hopes for enjoying one last night in the city of canals that we had so enjoyed a few...