Travel Tips

June 15, 2018
The Dreaded Long Layover: 5 Ways to Pass Time at the Airport premium
In May, I spent 15 mind-numbing hours at the Muscat International Airport. After a wonderful week in Oman, this wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up my trip. I was so early that I couldn’t check my suitcase and there was nowhere to store it. I considered spending time in the city, but the thought […]
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September 7, 2016
It’s in the Bag: 6 Essential Items I Never Travel Without premium
Whether a staycation in Paris, a quick trip to Italy, or extended time in the USA, there are certain things I won’t travel without. In fact, they’re packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice. All I need to do is grab my passport, and I’m out the door. Other than my MacBook Pro […]
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June 8, 2015
Surviving Summer Travel in Europe premium
Here’s a not-so-shocking confession: I abhor crowds. This might seem a bit odd coming from a person who travels as much as I do. Airports, train stations, and tourist sites filled to capacity give me a bit of anxiety. Because of this, I normally travel in the shoulder and/or off seasons.
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Extraordinary Experiences & Giveaway from Four Seasons premium
Novelist, Rodman Philbrick, wrote, “The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you.” As someone who has accumulated an abundance of material possessions, it’s taken decades to figure out that I just don’t need that much in order to be happy. Of course, old […]
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Hotels Gone High-Tech premium
Do you remember when hotels first ditched the old-school metal keys in favor of plastic electronic cards? With the exception of some independently owned motels and a handful classic European luxury hotels, actual keys attached to a key chain are a thing of the past. Boxy tabletop televisions with bunny ears have given way to […]
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December 5, 2014
10 Great Holiday Gifts for Travelers premium
If you’re anything like me then you’re behind on your holiday shopping. Scratch that. If you’re like me then you’ve done absolutely no holiday shopping. I have, however, done a bang-up job of making my own Christmas wish list. As you can imagine, most everything on that list lends to my travel-centric lifestyle. So, if […]
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