Singapore’s MRT (Metro Rapid Transit)

One of the worlds truly great subway systems is the Singapore MRT and it is a solid innovator. Many of their systems are recognized and implemented worldwide. If you are lucky enough to get to Singapore for a visit you must use the MRT to get around the city. From the time you arrive atContinue reading “Singapore’s MRT (Metro Rapid Transit)”

Airline Frequent Flyer Programs

It’s been forty years since I earned my first airline “mile”. These industry programs became almost universal over a few years and were pretty simple to understand. Fly a mile and earn a mile and after accumulating a specific number of miles get a free ticket. There were a number of subtle variations like ifContinue reading “Airline Frequent Flyer Programs”

Athens Metro • Piraeus To The Acropolis

Visiting the Acropolis from the port of Piraeus Greece An easy trip from the port of Piraeus into Athens for a visit to the Acropolis is inexpensive and takes about forty minutes each way. The main Piraeus Metro station is located at the back of the port itself and is a fifteen to twenty minuteContinue reading “Athens Metro • Piraeus To The Acropolis”

Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide

Seeing Paris On The Cheap Fast approaching is another travel season and hopefully this Summer will be better than last. Of the world’s great destinations Paris is a true stand out and for good reason. If Paris is on your list here is a way to see the city and save some time and moneyContinue reading “Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide”

International Travel Insurance

A recent incident and a conversation with a travel friend highlighted the importance of international travel insurance. Please note that this is written with a focus on American travelers but we are also aware of similar plans offered in Canada and other countries, but you will need to explore options based on your home country.Continue reading “International Travel Insurance”

Paris From The Seine

Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises,Continue reading “Paris From The Seine”

Cruise Loyalty Programs • Part 2

Just like airlines and hotels, cruise companies want you to be a frequent customer and they have developed a number of plans to entice you to keep coming back. With names like The Captain’s Club, Mariner Society and Latitudes they generally structure their programs so the more you come back the more status you attainContinue reading “Cruise Loyalty Programs • Part 2”

Cruise Loyalty Programs • An Introduction

If your future plans include more then an occasional cruise, you might want to consider focusing your bookings on a particular cruise line because of the loyalty programs they offer. Benefits can include discounts on or even free internet, laundry, photos, cocktail parties and fancy coffees. Some lines also offer cabin upgrades and priority treatmentContinue reading “Cruise Loyalty Programs • An Introduction”

Help From The State Department

Extra Protection While Traveling In the words of Monty Python; “Nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition” but travel always has a certain element of risk. Unfortunately todays news is making that painfully clear. One of the most important things you need when natural disasters and civil unrest erupts in a country where you’re traveling is aContinue reading “Help From The State Department”

Flying Health Advice

Keeping Safe While Flying Note: In the times of the Covid pandemic there is actually a bit of good news for air travelers. With all the emphasis on mask wearing you will no longer stick out in a crowd if you use masking as a precaution. While some airlines are requiring N95 masks to flyContinue reading “Flying Health Advice”