Tag Archive: Travel

Mar 10 2016

Travel Goods Show 2016

So many suitcases. Red ones and blue ones and ones with pictures of dogs. Soft side and hard side, rollers and carry ons. Nothing sums up the travel industry like the dizzying array of travel bags on display at the Travel Goods Association Show. 2016 was no exception as all of the big companies debuted …

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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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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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Mar 23 2015

Barcelona Part 1

Momentous occasions call for big celebrations, so when my twentieth wedding anniversary loomed I knew I had to do a little better than a pair of earrings. Being a confirmed travel hacker meant it was time to assess the point balances in my airline and hotel accounts and see where I could whisk my lovely, …

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Mar 11 2014

BlueFlame Just the Plug 2 Review

I have this thing about traveling light. I try to take what I really need rather than a stack of stuff that I might need. The logical extension of this is being able to travel to Miami for a week with only a ziplock baggie for luggage. I will get there someday. Oh yes, I …

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Jan 03 2014

New Day, New Year, New Attitude

There is nothing like the beginning of a New Year to encourage some deep introspection. Resolutions are really just tangible (read “prone to being broken”) examples of those intentions to start anew. They may be fleeting and transitory or they may lasting and impactful. But the process is healthy. Like the shedding of skin or …

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