Category Archives: How to travel smart

TSA finds ‘Cupcakegate’ hard to swallow

Planning on bringing treats — homemade or otherwise — through airport security? The TSA may have something to say about it, depending on how it’s packaged. This incident was dubbed Cupcakegate. I’ve transported Yodels and Ring Dings care packages to … Continue reading

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Some good-to-know flight tips while I recuperate

Under the weather today without an umbrella. Sick as a dog. A dog with a very stuffed-up snout. Achy, and just plain crummy. I suspect it was from the plane during my Thanksgiving travels, but who knows? Working to bring … Continue reading

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Moral of frequent-flier story: Save that boarding pass

I said I’d follow up with the results of  a query to US Airways.  It had to do with some potential frequent-flier miles from my recent round-the-world trip. The miles in question were flown from on Qatar Airways from South … Continue reading

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Don’t get tripped up by huge wireless charges abroad

This is the kind of info I found out about minutes before I started my round-the-world trip. I’m not kidding. I was on the phone with AT&T at the gate at JFK, checking on the options for my wireless phone … Continue reading

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Learned my travel lesson the hard way: Book early

You’d think a fairly frequent flier like me would know better. I confess, my M.O. had usually been to wait ’til the last moment to book a trip. Or anything: even a hair appointment. My hat was always off to … Continue reading

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More tips on how to travel smart

Kudos to USA TODAY for this. Some of it I’ve reported in the past, and some is new. All good. Very smart. One thing I’d like to add to the airline-saving tips. If I’m on a flight that’s looking crowded … Continue reading

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Hair-raising situation in strange city

What do you do when you’re on the road and your hair needs, shall we say, a touch-up, and you have no idea where to turn? I was in San Diego when this happened to me. You might recall I’d … Continue reading

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