Category Archives: How to travel around the world with just a carry-on

Packed and ready to be a winner at Biggest Loser

Again, let me clarify: I’m not going to be on the show. I’m going to a resort in L.A. affiliated with the TV show. As Mitch pointed out, took me until age 58 to make it to summer camp. In … 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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100 posts and 14 pounds later … (my awful weight gain)

I know I said I had serious journalism work to do, and I do — lots of it on this weekend while I’m hunkered down waiting for Hurricane Irene to take a swipe. (Lancaster’s too far away to really be … Continue reading

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The price tag on my RTW trip

You wouldn’t expect someone who only traveled with a carry-on (filled to capacity before the trip even started) to collect many souvenirs. You’d be right. My worldly possessions: The damage (trying to stay spiritual as I add this all up): Airline … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: How a pet perceives months apart

The moment my dachshund, Ginger, saw me after I’d been away for almost three months, bam! On back, anticipating endless belly rub. Making up for so much lost time.

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Me and my carry-on: bedraggled but great as RTW trip ends

In the olden days (as in, when I was a kid), the end of an American space mission would be marked by a splashdown.  The spacecraft would parachute into the ocean and the astronauts would emerge, looking dazed but thrilled … Continue reading

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