Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Recently the New York Times ran an article on Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which is also known as “economy-class syndrome.” I’d prefer the less appealing, but more appropriate “traveler’s clots” since as the article says you can get these in any class of service and in fact can also get them from long car, bus […]

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Paying for things abroad

I often get asked what the best way is to pay for things when traveling internationally. In the old days people used to use travelers checks, but those are dying out. Today people use credit cards for most major purchases and cash for smaller ones, just like we do on a daily basis at home. […]

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What would you like to read?

I haven’t been traveling much recently given the sorry state of the economy, so this blog hasn’t reflected lots of trips. Therefore I thought I’d reach out to you as readers and ask you what else you’d like to see here? Are there specific travel questions that you would like me to try and answer? […]

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Can’t Travel Without Kit

Given how much I’ve traveled, people ask me what I always take on my trips.  Here’s my list of items beyond the standard clothes and toiletries. Keep in mind that I don’t have kids or any notable allergies. In addition I prefer to travel very light and believe that you can buy many “standard” things […]

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Faster Screening -> Identity Theft

A year ago I wrote about the TSA’s registered traveler program of which Clear is one vendor. The idea being that you pay a fee to the company, register all your personal details and they speed you through security checkpoints since you have largely been pre-approved. I wasn’t convinced that the fee was worth the […]

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Too many flights

Sorry for the long hiatus and thanks to all of you patient readers. It’s been a while since I posted and it’s entirely due to my latest travel schedule. I went 10 weeks straight flying somewhere or other and after nearly 40 flights am glad to say that I have a week at home for […]

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Why it’s better to be nice

I just returned from a business trip to Europe and I’ll be writing a few posts soon about my various experiences, but I wanted to share this one with you right away. On my flight over I was booked on a very discounted economy ticket on Lufthansa. The plane was oversold though and I was […]

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Google ranks me first!

I was reading over some statistics that Google put outs for websites today and buried among them I found an interesting fact. For a brief time (likely a few nano-seconds at best) it seems my post about flight delays made it to the top of one of their searches. Now only if I could figure […]

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