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Travel news gathered in 27Clouds

October 25, 2009|Jen Leo

This is not your average online news aggregator. Eugen Beer handpicks timely, travel-related news articles from a variety of well-respected media sources and highlights them on one page at the website 27Clouds.

What's hot: The front page of 27Clouds engages readers with travel news headlines, corresponding photos and links to travel news articles from big media players such as NPR, the Economist, Financial Times, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald and more. The "Load Factor" held my attention mostly with airline industry news leads. I also liked clicking through to the Top 10 lists. This is a sister site to ColdMud (food-related) and Its Animals (animal stories and videos from around the world).

What's not: The subsections of the site are confusing. I expected them to be self-explanatory -- but I couldn't tell the difference between Boarding Pass and Hub, and I found no explanation in the About Us section either. It would be easier on the reader if inspirational destination features were clearly defined in one area, with pet travel or tech tips in a separate area.

-- Jen Leo

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