Travel Tips

August 28, 2014
My Best Worst Flying Experiences Ever premium
I liken flying today to walking through a park in Buenos Aires. I consider myself extremely lucky if I make it through without stepping in a big pile of dog poo. Navigating all of the airline policies and regulations is a chore, but manageable. What’s often not manageable is dealing with fellow passengers. When hundreds […]
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August 16, 2014
40 Lessons Learned through 40 Years of Traveling premium
Thirty years ago I was piled in the back of my family’s Suburban on the way to Colorado. Twenty years ago I was an irresponsible college kid taking road trips across Texas just for a weekend on the Guadalupe River. Ten years ago, I was teaching high school English and squeaking one last bit out […]
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Five Strategies for Discovering a New City premium
Almost daily I get an email asking for travel advice. Some come from regular readers, while others come from those who have stumbled upon my site through Google. Either way, I’m happy to help when I can, though I do with a bit of trepidation. You see, I think travel is like perfume—personal and very […]
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Four Thoughtful Things all Luxury Hotels Should Offer premium
As my roster of five-star hotels grows, I find myself increasingly more persnickety. I think this is perfectly normal considering the more we experience, whether it be food, fashion, wine, airlines, or something as simple as cable service, the more selective we become. Though, I do feel like I’ve been ruined a bit.
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February 5, 2014
Five Packing Essentials for Snow Skiing premium
I wish that I could say that my last few hours in Paris were spent leisurely drinking a bottle of Bordeaux and eating full-fat cheese smeared across a warm baguette. Instead of people watching while half drunk at a café, I was stressing about packing for my next trip. Upon landing in Houston, I have […]
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January 23, 2014
One Photo–Six Ways: Mobile App Editing Tips from Top Instagramers premium
Encountering someone who doesn’t have a smartphone is like seeing hyenas lounging with antelope–shocking and disconcerting. My dad, who is in his 70s, has an iPhone AND an Instagram account. He’s not alone. In 2014, it is projected that there will be 1.75 billion smartphone users, which surely will raise the Instagram account tally, currently […]
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