Sep 19 2015

Wet Footed Mooses

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

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Sep 09 2015

Happiest Place on Earth?

Denmark or Disney? Who knew it was a contest? As a born and bred (ugly) American, I had always heard that Disney was the happiest place on earth, but now I hear that Denmark is the happiest! Well, it is pretty… Scandinavia is the home of high taxes, short summers and six to eight weeks …

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Sep 04 2015

Letrav Converts

So, I was sitting around avoiding real work the other day doing heavy web research to find the kind of innovative products that you, my talented and good-looking readership desires when I came across something innovative. The Letrav convertible luggage series. Yes, I confess that I have a bit of a fetish for transformer like …

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Sep 02 2015

A Tale of Two Restaurants

With apologies to Mr. Dickens… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was …

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Sep 01 2015

WaterField launches the new Cozmo 2.0

WaterField is launching the upgrade of their Cozmo briefcase in swarthy chocolate or black leather just in time for fall weather! The 2.0 version features their typical bullet-proof construction with a rugged look and built-in laptop sleeve and lots of internal storage. The inside is lined with WaterField’s trademark gold fabric to make it easy …

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Aug 31 2015

Google Fi is a GO!

So, my Google Fi SIM card arrived and it is safely tucked into my Nexus 6. Set up was simple and straightforward but I have a fair amount of testing to do over the next couple of weeks, including a trip to Europe, to see if the roaming is as transparent as advertised. To me …

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Aug 28 2015

I am feeling a bit faint…

So back in December my wife and I took a trip to Spain for our 20th anniversary and she fainted dead away about two-thirds of the way over the Atlantic. I, of course, am made of sterner stuff. Nothing so pedestrian could ever happen to me with my robust constitution, my travel hardened psyche and …

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Aug 14 2015

Kelty Ascender 22 Review

What do you do when you have a business trip planned but very rarely make trips by yourself? You can either use one of your daughter’s pink suitcases or, if you’re lucky like I am, you can ask your tech-savvy, world-travelling uncle if he has a bag to borrow. I have nothing against the color …

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Jul 31 2015

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack/Duffel Review

I like things that convert, change and become other things. Well, except for the Transformers movies and werewolves. Ick. I also like Eagle Creek, and when they sent me info on a bunch of bags and packs that change form and function, I was hooked. The 2 in 1 Backpack Duffel that I reviewed is …

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Jul 15 2015

The Tube Versus The Metro

A comparison of the London Underground and the Paris Metro

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