Our trip to Egypt might have been the very best trip I've ever taken. We went with Lindblad/National Geographic, and the trip was led by two Egyptologists who gave us history and context for what we saw. This was so helpful! In addition, our practical needs were handled. If you haven't traveled in . . .
Thank you to the guy who coughed all over me during my recent flight home from San Diego. Yes, I know it was you. I could smell the pizza you had for lunch. Learn to cover your mouth. I didn't appreciate getting sick a few days later from your travel germs, feeling like crap and having to curtail . . .
I've rented vacation homes from Rome to Key West to London, San Francisco, Santa Fe and, well, several other places. Now that Air B&B has become the next big thing, bigger than sliced bread even, home rental vacations have increased in popularity. But the truth is that vacation rentals through . . .
If you really want to relax, you need to get away. That's why vacations are called getaways: you are removed from all the every day stressors of life in the 21st century. There's value in removing those tension-producing things and obligations from your vacation life and that value is relaxation. . . .
If you're spending time in airports this month, or any time, it pays to keep your eyes open. You never know what--or whom--you'll see. There was a day when I actually looked around me in airports, instead of distracting myself with a book or computer or phone. People were more entertaining, then, . . .
The other week we flew across the country from SFO to the western NY city that is our hometown, Rochester. There was a full schedule of events and a full house at sister-in-love's house, so we were excited to get there. Now, I never fly through Chicago in the winter. Or ever, if I can help it. But . . .
Whether it’s a road trip or a vacation across the world, there are a few things you might not think of packing that will absolutely come in handy when you’re away from home. Here’s my list: Safety pins in several sizes and a nail file. Remember those? Safety pins are handy for anything from . . .
The thing about capitalism is that entrepreneurs can and will monetize just about everything. Including our paranoia. That's the beauty of our system. The Skymall catalog is my favorite part of flying, because I'm bound to find a WTF moment that distracts me from the fact that I might disappear . . .
Vacation season's coming and I'm hearing that some of you are taking big, exotic trips. My big trips are more toward the end of the year, but we've got a few smaller ones coming up. I thought I'd share few more of my tried and trusted travel tips and maybe ask you for yours. Jewelry. Bring . . .
Whether you're someone who keeps a suitcase packed at all times or someone who travels infrequently, there are some tried and true ways to make your trip easier. And if anyone should know, it's me. I've traveled millions of miles in my time. Just ask my frequent flyer programs. So here are some of . . .