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Direct versus Nonstop Flights

A friend not long ago complained about the worst flight he had ever taken. He was flying from Kansas City, our home base, to Phoenix. He said he had booked a “direct” flight but to his surprise, the plane made a stop in Salt Lake City. He was not expecting that and the flight took [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Five Tips Travel Agents Share With Clients

I love to write about travel and I like traveling even more. That’s one reason I enjoy reading tips from other avid travelers. Over the years I’ve collected tips from experts… among them, travel agents who have traveled the world. There are hundreds if not thousands of worthwhile tips. I’ve merged five of the best [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Urgent: Read This If You’re Traveling to Paris

I’ve broken the law. I’m not a robber. I’ve never hurt anyone. But on a trip to Paris I did break the law. I took pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night during its spectacular light show. Then I published them on Facebook. I’m not going to jail. At least I hope not. But technically [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Bag

Although the trend today is to stuff everything you need for a trip into a carry-on and forgo the idea of checking luggage its never worked for me. I’ve never been able to master the concept. Watch the number of bags loaded on to the carousel at the end of the flight you’ll realize I’m [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

5 Ways to Adjust to a New Time Zone Quickly

For me, and for a lot of people I know, few things are as exciting as international travel. The sights and sounds and tastes of a new land all combine to create memories that last a lifetime. But for many people, there is a downside to long flights that cross multiple time zones. According to [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

4 Updates to Travel News You Can Use

Wow. The past quarter has been a busy one for airline and travel news. In case you missed any of the stories here’s a recap. Another New Rule from the TSA If you travel regularly by plane you certainly know about the restrictions on liquids in your carry-ons. Liquids are strictly limited to 3.4-ounce containers [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

11 Things to do Before Going on Vacation

With record-breaking high temperatures all across the U.S. you would think we’re in the middle of summer. But the season really doesn’t begin until June 21st. The hot weather sure makes me think of getting away to the mountains or the beach. If you’re getting ready to head out on a vacation there are things [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

The Cost of an Apple

You may have heard about it in the news last month. A Colorado woman returning to the U.S. from Paris got hit with a hefty fine for bringing pieces of an apple through Customs and Border Control. Crystal Tadlock was traveling back to the U.S. when, toward the end of her flight, a Delta flight attendant passed [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

How to Safely Dispose of Old Credit Cards

I guess by now just about everyone knows you should never throw old or expired credit cards in the trash. Believe it or not there are people who eagerly go dumpster diving in hopes of finding bank statements, old bills, and yes, even credit cards. The information on any of those could help crooks steal [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

What? I have to take food out of my carry on?

Not yet, at least not everywhere. But soon digging out food in your carry on could be the norm. When, and if that happens, it will be another obstacle to endure when passing through TSA checkpoints. In fact, according to an article in the Washington Post some TSA officers are already asking passengers to take [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments