Rob at St Cristopher's Inn's blog has a nice post about Twitter and Travel where he gives some tips on how to use Twitter - the explosively popular "microblogging" service now used by almost 8 million worldwide - to make your travel easier and cheaper.
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My favorite tip was to use the Twitter version of Britain's Rail Service to find great deals on train routes:
The tip offs about when super cheap advance ticket are going to go live online are a thing of beauty too! Did you know for example that you can travel from London to Newcastle and back for as little as £28, just by cruising nationalexpresseastcoast.com and chatting with their discount reps at any staffed station? Crazy good times. Check out twitter.com/nationalexpress
As Travel and History / Online Highways expands to include socializing and social media we'll be talking a lot more about using social media during your travels.