Free: Lonely Planet iPhone city guides for stranded travellers

In response to the travel chaos caused by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which has covered northwest Europe in a massive cloud of ash, Lonely Planet is offering 13 of its European iPhone city guides free to stranded travellers.

With a lot of travellers stuck in unfamiliar places, these city guides will provide much-needed, practical information as well as suggestions on what to do whilst stranded.

The 13 apps are available for free now until 11.59pm (GMT+12) Thursday 22nd April 2010.

The guides can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store at the links below:


Please share this link with any friends or family who have had their plans affected by this.

Note: If you download the app for free, it is yours to keep. You will not be charged in the future for an app that you have downloaded free.


Dance a Jig: Travel on the Cheap

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to go see the world,  there are number of great deals which are up for grabs:


1.      British Airways is taking $250 off any round-trip World Traveller Plus ticket to London, and $100 off any ticket worldwide.  Book by January 27.

2.      Expedia is holding a winter sale with hotel discounts of up to 50% off at properties around the world. Start now by locking in an unbelievably low rate on your next hotel stay—or choose from a huge selection of special Flight + Hotel deals in all the most popular destinations. Book by February 26, 2009; travel from January 3 through March 30, 2009.

3.       Mexico’s Los Cabos hotels have banded together to offer a “Fly Me to the Sun” program, which gives guests $400 back upon check-out — which basically means a free airline ticket. Check out the website  for participating hotels and rates.

4.       Cebu Pacific is giving travellers who fly on Cebu Pacific Air between January 1 and February 28, 2009 a chance to win one of 5 round-trip tickets.  Just keep your boarding pass and complete their online survey here.   


I don’t know about you but I think it’s worth dancing a jig.  =)

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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