Tag Archive: Travel

Dec 23 2013

Freedom Pop Silly Deal

Freedom Pop is one of those crazy, disruptive Internet companies that is out to change the world. Well, at least change the way that you access the Web. I reviewed their service with this hotspot a couple of months back and they have decided to do a deal on the refurbished version of the hotspot …

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Dec 17 2013

Procrastinators Gift Guide

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking..HOLY CRAP CHRISTMAS IS HOW FAR AWAY?!?!?!?!?! I know you are thinking this because I myself woke up in a cold sweat last night and realized I had acquired precisely two gifts so far. Two. Oh. Crap. So here are a couple of ideas for those of …

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Nov 07 2013

Wait…what? An American Airlines story

I try to plan ahead. Really, I do. But sometimes, life intrudes. Recently, I had a trip that I scheduled where I needed to come back a day early. So I called my friendly American Airlines reservation agent. “How may I assist you sir?” I told her I wanted to come back on flight AA9999 …

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Oct 07 2013

Sunday London

I found myself in London over a weekend for work recently. I spent Saturday touristing among a group of people every bit as busy as a London rush hour. London is every bit as frenetic on a Saturday. Sunday, however, is a different story. There is an almost sleepy feel to a Sunday morning as …

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Sep 24 2013


How much of your privacy are you willing to trade away for your convenience? While this sounds like a philosophical question, for me it recently became completely practical. I recently opted to go through the process to get certified for TSA Pre status. The US government’s GOES program is a designed to expedite reentry into …

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Sep 16 2013

Travelon Anti-Theft Messenger Review

Travel is inspiring and liberating. It can also be larcenous. There are lots of places on the road where people can help themselves to things in your pocket or bag. A missing passport or wallet can ruin your perfect trip. Remember, just because you are paranoid it doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get …

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Sep 10 2013

Tilley TO55 Orbit Hat Review

Persnicketiness must mean that you make something with a ridiculous attention to detail, because that is apparent in everything that goes into a Tilley.

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Sep 04 2013

Travelon Front Pocket Wallet Review

It wasn’t too long ago that a pick-pocket actually had to take your wallet to accomplish something. Now with RFID chips and scanners they can steal your passport or credit card info and you won’t ever be the wiser. Until the monthly statement comes anyway. Luckily, the crew at Travelon know a bit about travel. …

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Aug 29 2013

Too Busy

There are certain things that convince me that our societal plunge into efficiency is more than we can or should cope with. Pharmaceutical and herbal solutions to getting “better” sleep in the limited time you are unconscious come to mind. The huge array of pre-processed food options also hit me pretty hard. Let’s take a …

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Aug 27 2013

Wilson Electronics Sleek Review

I have to confess that when someone says the words “antenna booster” to me the first thing that comes to mind are those horrible stickers that some technical charlatan tried to pass off as effective if you stuck them on the back of your phone. You remember these crazy things, right? These were technical placebos …

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