Category Archives: General Travel

Big shout-out after awesome rental car experience

I’m not a big fan of rental cars — I actually prefer public transportation where possible, but many times a car is the only sane option. Especially if you need to get somewhere late at night. Here’s how I shop: I … 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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Morocco: Have these awesome Roman ruins all to yourself

Not far from Fes is a place that’s even older. So what could be more ancient than a city that’s more than 1,000 years old? A once-mighty town that dates back well before Christ, to the Roman Empire: Volubilis. Gorgeous — … Continue reading

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Fes, Morocco: Party like it’s 900 A.D.

It’s not everyday that you can walk through a gate and walk back more than 1,000 years in time. To a city with thousands of alleys, way too narrow for its residents — nearly 1 million of them — to … 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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What could possibly go wrong with that rental car?

I know I said I’d be right back. Part of what happened since then was I broke up with my doddering old faithful PC (which I’d gone back to after a Windows 8 computer I’d bought for work reasons died) … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: Land of dogs, ghosts and U.S. presidents

One of the staff at The Gaslight Inn, Gettysburg, Pa.  A low-key, elegant oasis in a town once overrun by warring soldiers; and now visitors. If you haven’t heard, Gettysburg is marking the 150th anniversary of the epic Civil War … Continue reading

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