Carmen’s regular segment on ‘Fast Track’ – a guide to all that’s weird, wonderful and worthwhile in travel on the web.

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12/12/2016

Stampeding dolphins
In this edition – the site that gives you door-to-door transport options and the app that can write your destination in the local language. Plus, a video from boat passengers in California who witnessed a stampede of dolphins.
2/20/2013

Airport screening complaints
Carmen Roberts downloads FlyRights, the app that lets you make a complaint if you feel you've been unfairly treated at an airport. Also, City Hook, which helps first-time travellers find their way from the airport into town - rating the cabs, shuttles and buses available.
This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
Windsuit video courtesy: Sense of Flying by Espen Fadnes & Goovinn
6/6/2012

Find a Holiday Friend
Carmen Roberts checks out the website that lets you look for a travel buddy who has the same interests and hobbies. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
5/9/2012

Stampeding dolphins
In this edition – the site that gives you door-to-door transport options and the app that can write your destination in the local language. Plus, a video from boat passengers in California who witnessed a stampede of dolphins.
2/20/2012

The In-flight Safety Rap
Carmen Roberts looks at the website where you can trade skills with a local in return for a tour of their city. Plus, the air steward who raps his in-flight safety announcement. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
2/16/2012

Picky passengers and flying rhinos
Carmen Roberts checks out the website that lets you choose who you sit next to on a flight. Plus, the travel bloggers who captured the unusual sight of endangered rhinos being airlifted to a reservation.
1/19/2012

Camping at the Olympics
Carmen Roberts checks out campingatthegames.com - the website that lets you book a camping pitch for the Olympic games. Plus, the sites where you can find out if your flight might be delayed up to six hours before it's due to take off.
12/7/2011

Breaks on a budget
Carmen Roberts checks out flocations.com - a website that lets you plan your trip according to what you can afford. Plus, the site that allows you to tag your valuable pieces of luggage. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
11/14/2011

Discounted hotels and room rentals
Carmen Roberts takes a look at hotelpeeps.com - a website which claims to know when a hotel is offering an attractive deal plus a site which helps you rent a room in a home. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
10/28/2011

Local knowledge
Carmen Roberts takes a look at toursbylocals.com - which aims to connect you with your own private guide in over 100 countries around the world, as well as a site which helps you rent a friend at your destination. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
9/14/2011

Online campaign against dirty hotels
Carmen Roberts clicks on the campaign to clean up grotty hotels in the UK. Plus, an in-flight hula dancing flash mob on Hawaiian Airlines. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
8/8/2011

The app that packs
Carmen Roberts finds out how a lost holiday camera was reunited with its owner after more than four years. Plus, the app that tells you how to pack your bags. This and more with the best of travel on the world wide web.
7/5/2011

Saving and trading airmiles
Carmen Roberts finds out how to make the most of your airmiles online. Plus, an app that helps you find transport information for airports worldwide.
6/21/2011

How to spot a false hotel ad
Hotel ad fakes, virtual hotel tours, airline ratings and the app that tells you where to hire a bike.
5/12/2011

St Paddy's day on the cheap & web wedding madness
Pitch up in Ireland for St Patrick's Day, wedding fever sweeps the web and the skier who fell off a cliff with his camera rolling
3/14/2011

Space travel & iPad Concierge vids
Carmen looks at how to book a flight online into space, iPad concierge videos and virtually visit world class museums
2/18/2011

TripAdvisor tips from Facebook friends
Carmen Roberts looks at the new partnership between Facebook and TripAdvisor, and discovers new ways to book flights on your mobile phone.
1/24/2011

Hi-tech ways to pass the time at the airport
Carmen Roberts discovers ways to pass the time at the airport, while waiting for your delayed flight.
12/20/2010

Getaways and flash mobs
Carmen Roberts looks at a site that offers some travel ideas for the truly geeky traveller
11/22/2010

Hotel blacklists and beaches
Carmen Roberts looks at the Guest Scan black list that is offering hoteliers the chance to check whether a guest could be a potential troublemaker.
9/28/2010

Rental homes and halal holidays
Carmen Roberts looks at securing a cheap London homestay with One Fine Stay and scours for rooms to rent around the world at Crashpadder .
9/7/2010

Girly getaways and quasi queuing
Do you like to live like a local when you travel? From a villa near a tropical beach to a house boat in India, it seems the couch surfing generation has grown up.
9/2/2010

Holiday nightmares and monkey attacks
The Titanic Awards are the ultimate antidote to those tourists who are tired of the rose tinted view of travel destinations depicted in brochures and guide books.
7/9/2010

Missing mermaid & virtual vacations
Copenhagen's missing little mermaid, go on a virtual vacation & jag yourself a seat online on a private jet
5/28/2010

Linguistic networking and aviation apps
Most savvy travellers are familiar with how to get the best out of the internet to help them find the best bargains. However, there's much more to be found - including language aids, flight trackers or even just amusing videos.
4/29/2010

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