Category Archives: How to travel smart

Bacteria on a plane. This is no movie.

Airplanes are full of germs. Now there’s a surprise. Pack scads of humans into a bus with wings, and what would you expect? We already know airplane bathrooms are the worst. Do you wipe down the sink and counter as … Continue reading

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How much do you care about a great airline seat?

Noticed these tips from George Hobica, a very informative and entertaining guy I once interviewed, who’s something of an airfare guru. Here, he’s talking about how to score a better airline seat. I guess it all depends on what you’re willing … Continue reading

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Beware those sneaky budget airlines

Because of my tight schedule I was forced to fly two different airlines on a recent trip to Fes, Morocco. I flew there from Paris on Royal Air Maroc. Nothing fancy; but it was expensive. Coming back, the only flight I … Continue reading

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How to travel light and still look presentable

I just came across a tale that reminds me of me to the very extreme when I travel. And why I love travel so darn much. Because it really is the best learning experience you’ll ever have. Meet Mike Spencer … Continue reading

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Getting your workout in at the airport

I never really thought about exercising at the airport because the act of traveling always seemed to be exercise enough. All that futzing with baggage in security. And schlepping to the gate. In the name of making my airport sprints … Continue reading

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Unexpected cost of some frequent flier miles

Did you get frequent flier miles for opening a checking or savings account? It may cost you. Here’s why.

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Travel suggestions: Off the beaten path

I’m going to be out of commission for a couple days. Having minor eye surgery. Meanwhile, here are some great travel suggestions if you’d like to try something new and different this year. Courtesy the intrepid Joe Yogerst, a former … Continue reading

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