US – The CEO of a US-based startup wanted to give his employees a once-in-a-lifetime experience – so he flew them all to Thailand for a month.
David Barrett, co-founder and CEO of Expensify, flew 20 of his staff to Railay Beach in southern Thailand for a month to work together and hang out with each other in a different environment,Business Insider reported.
Read more through the full article here.
Good going boss!
I miss Bangkok.
Read up on Thomas Fuller's suggested 36 hour itinerary in Bangkok, Thailand.
There are several gems in there including:
- The Saturday (and Sunday) Chatuchak Market. Yes, do it not for the cheap and good finds but visit the market because it’s not the same as any market back home.
- Som Tam. Do not miss out on the Som Tam. It’s a Thai thing.
- The view from the top of Lebua State Tower. It’s a once in a life thing. You see it once, you remember it, you might not happen to go back again. Instagram your experience with and without filters.
Did I just forget to log-out of my Gmail again?
Ever had that sinking feeling that you might have forgotten to log-out of your Gmail account as you step out from that <insert place e.g. internet cafe, hotel lobby, free WiFi bar> and are 15 minutes away by cab, car, tuk-tuk, scooter and can’t get back?
NYT shared in a recent article how to do so. You can read the article in full here. Here’s hoping you actually have another computer when travelling to carry these instructions out.
- Sign into Gmail from your browser on a second computer.
- Go the the bottom and look for a link that says “last account activity”. It should show a timing. This timing represents the most recent instance you checked your Gmail account.
- Click the “details” link and it will bring you to a listing of all your account activity across all your devices, i.e. phone, tablet and PC. This will also reflect the time the activity happened.
- If you notice other locations that state your Gmail account is still active, you can click on the “sign out of all other sessions” button to end all active log-ins.
For more information, check out the original post about the feature on the Gmail blog.
Hotel in a box?
How about a twist on back-to-basics living in a cube? Tablet Magazines has a feature out about some of the best looking, good location cube hotels across the world. Read more here.
New York Times article about travelling on a budget. It’s not about back-packing and cheap hostels.
Useful article by Emily Brennan on the New York Times about travelling light and making sure you have enough budget to spare.
The most useful tip for me:
Get an estimate of costs for accommodations, food, drink and transportation by reading guidebooks and doing online research, then divide that amount by the number of days you’re away to get a daily budget.
Read the article here.
Central Park, New York.
One of those cities that never fails to grab my imagination and fire the senses.
If only it weren’t at the end of a 26 hour flight.
Click on the title link to read about &Made, 81 Duxton, Catalunya, Forest, La Cantine, Ola Cocina Del Mar, Pollen, Salt Tapas, Sushi Ichi.
Savour 2013 from 11 - 14 April, 2013 in Singapore
Savour is back in Singapore for the second year running. It will be held at the F1 Pit building and Paddock, close to Marina Bay Sands and Suntec City.
Visitors can look forward to trying out dishes from many restaurants including more than 20 Michelin Stars and six of the world’s Top 100 restaurants.
There will also be a Gourmet Market, showcasing and selling products from around the world.
The event will take place from 11 - 14 April, in Singapore.
Tickets are available at Sistic.
Scoot starts streaming entertainment to your device…for a price
Travellers on Scoot can now pay to stream multimedia content and entertainment direct to the tablet or laptop.
Scoot is charging SGD$15, if you purchase the add-on during your ticket booking or SGD$16 if you buy on-board.
Read more about the service here.