Cape Cod

Last weekend some friends invited me to spend the weekend with them on Cape Cod, which in some ways is to Boston as the Long Island is to New York – summer weekend get away beaches for all the busy city dwellers. Even though I’ve lived in greater Boston for more than 10 years, I think […]

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Fellow Travelers

Part of the fun of traveling is meeting new people, both locals from where you are visiting and fellow travelers. Though brief, these encounters can still have lasting impacts and in some cases lead to friendships. Here are some brief snippets of some of the more interesting people I met on my recent round-the-world trip: A […]

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Family only plane sections

While most children on planes are well behaved, every now and then you have a real nightmare flight. During my recent round-the-world trip I had a bad flight experience sitting next to a family with two small kids and a pair of parents who couldn’t control them and this was in business class. In fact I have found that […]

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Home again

After 50 days, about 27,000 flight miles and 2,000 road miles, and 18 different beds in 9 countries I arrived home again from my round-the-world jaunt. It was a good trip and I’m glad I went, but it felt a little long near the end. There are lots of good memories from it. I hope that […]

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New TSA screening rules

Today the US TSA changed the rules on us again. As previously announced, butane lighters and breast milk (even for mothers flying without the child) are once again being allowed through airport security checkpoints. What was surprising to some was that buried in the same announcement is this text under the heading Video Game Consoles. “Effective August […]

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Swedish Countryside

The Swedish countryside is really beautiful. It is largely forested with numerous ponds and lakes ranging in size from quaint back yard ones to those that can only be seen across on a very clear day. I hadn’t spent the time to research this final leg of my trip, so I literally took a map […]

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