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Iceland Neighborhood | Teplis Travel

Peace Index Rates The Safest Destinations

Iceland, Denmark, and Austria are the three safest countries in the world. That’s the finding of this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI), published annually by the Institute of Economics and Peace. The study rates 163 countries based on 23 factors, including violent crime, political terror, import/export of weapons, refugee influx, and violent demonstrations. Rounding out the Top…

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Europe Rivercruise | Teplis Travel

Exclusive Luxury While Rivercruising in Europe

Teplis has added Signature Collection Hosted sailings for the 2017 AMA Waterways longboat cruises. An AMA Waterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hopback on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming…

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Monte Carlo Hotel | Teplis Travel

Bye Bye Monte Carlo, Hello Park MGM

MGM Resorts International has announced the closing of the Monte Carlo Casino & Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the second iconic hotel property we’ve lost this month, following the implosion of the Riviera (see story). While the Monte Carlo offered a good value price point, great location, and had some interesting features, most…

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Keyboard | Teplis Travel

Secure Browsing On The Road with SilentKeys

Although free Wi-Fi is every business traveler’s favorite hotel amenity, those networks can leave you dangerously vulnerable and at risk of being hacked, infected with malware or having your sensitive data stolen. SilentKeys is a portable keyboard that attaches to your computer through its USB port and, when activated, it uses TOR or a VPN…

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Global Entry and TSA PreCheck | Teplis Travel

Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck: Which Is Better?

With TSA wait times on the rise and no easy solution in sight, TSA PreCheck—the paid program that gives passengers a fast track through security—looks like an increasingly wise investment. But don’t get your wallet out just yet. Is throwing money at the problem institution really the answer? Or is there a better alternative for speeding…

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New York Taxis | Teplis Travel

Common Taxi Scams, and How to Avoid Them

Taxi drivers are a diverse lot. From the white-gloved drivers of Japan to the proud professionals of the United Kingdom and Ireland that must pass rigorous local geography tests before taking to the wheel, most are out to make an honest living. In other places, regulations are patchwork (or nonexistent) and drivers and operators may…

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Renaissance Hotel NYC | Teplis Travel

Renaissance Opens First “Living” Hotel in NYC

Located on 35th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, The Renaissance New York Midtown is the city’s first “living” hotel and features ambient intelligent corridors that respond to human movement, digitally enhanced elevator banks, and a never-before-seen Discovery Portal powered by Time Out that showcases hyper-local neighborhood guides on a user-friendly digital alcove to be accessed…

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In flight Entertainment | Teplis Travel

Delta is Making All In-flight Entertainment Free

Delta passengers don’t have to worry about being bored on their next flight. The Atlanta-based airline announced Friday that its entire suite of onboard entertainment, which includes up to 300 movies and 750 TV shows, will soon be available free-of-charge to everyone on equipped aircraft on domestic and international flights. Delta said the free entertainment will start…

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Singapore at Night | Teplis Travel

United Adds Nonstop Service to Singapore

United Airlines began operating daily nonstop flights between its San Francisco International Airport hub and Singapore’s Changi Airport this week. United is the first airline to offer nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore, and this is the only nonstop service to the U.S. from Singapore. Measured by distance, the San Francisco – Singapore service will be the…

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Solarin Smart Phone | Teplis Travel

First Look: The $17,000 Solarin Smart Phone

Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy were front row at the London launch of the new super-secure Android smart phone, Solarin, on Tuesday. It has, company officials claim, the best screen, the best daylight smart phone camera, the richest and loudest speakers, more 4G LTE bands than any other phone ever, and WiFi speeds up to ten…

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