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Virgin America: coolest safety video EVER!

In Humor On November 9, 2013 2 Comments

I’ve flown about 200,000 miles this year and I have to admit, I haven’t paid attention to a pre-flight safety video in YEARS (I know, my bad).  Leave… Read More »

Martha Stewart’s Travel Advice

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Random Thoughts On November 7, 2013 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women (although I’ve lived in NYC for 16+ years,  I was born and raised in… Read More »

The BEST cruise I’ve taken with mom: Alaska!!

In Cruises, North America On November 5, 2013 5 Comments

I know, I know, how many times have you heard that Alaska is a “great” place to do a cruise?  And yet, for some reason, it just never appealed to… Read More »

Cool Travel Gadgets: “Little black dress” safe

In Gadgets On November 1, 2013 3 Comments

As mom has aged, I’ve noticed she’s become more paranoid about leaving her “valuables” unlocked in a hotel room.  Now, I’m definitely one for locking up our passports, but mom… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 2): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Travel Prep Resources On October 31, 2013 0 Comments

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Dr. Douglas Zeiger, a travel medicine specialist! (See part 1 of our interview here.) I’ve found his medical advice invaluable… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On October 29, 2013 0 Comments

I recently received this question from a reader: “What is a travel medicine specialist, and why should I see one?” A visit to a travel medicine specialist (also… Read More »

GUEST POST – Travel with an elderly parent is possible, and also quite fun!

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pam LeBlanc does more exercise before breakfast than I do in a week!  She is truly a fitness inspiration and her story of how to plan a trip with her… Read More »

19 Ridiculous BUT REAL Travel Complaints

In Humor On October 22, 2013 3 Comments

Below are actual complaints from a September survey from Thomas Cook Vacations by recent UK customers using their services (as per their webpage, “Thomas Cook is the UK’s biggest and most popular… Read More »

Friday Humor

In Humor On October 18, 2013 0 Comments

I’m currently reading Billy Crystal’s new book Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys.  The nine-time Oscar host turned 65… Read More »

China Travel Notes (Oct ‘13): The Coolest Views in Shanghai

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On October 17, 2013 1 Comment

A couple of posts ago, I recommended five things to do in Shanghai, one of which is to soak in the gorgeous city views. Apart from the banks… Read More »