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Houseplant Care For Extended Traveling

If you have indoor houseplants, they require care when you are away and extended trips can take a toll on houseplants. Unlike cats and dogs, there is no kennel where you can take your houseplants and pay for someone to make sure they get the light and water they need. If you have good neighbors, […]

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TSA – What You Need to Know

After The Sequined Top post we got requests for more detailed info on TSA rules. Also be sure and check out our Immigration FastPass too. The TSA is the United States Transportation Safety Administration and it is currently responsible for inspecting all passengers and items they intend to carry onto all commercial airliners taking off from […]

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Short Stories Tips & Tech

TSA Beware That Cute Sequined Top

A Cautionary Tale My wife has a sequined top that she has worn while traveling a few times. There isn’t anything really metallic in the sequins and it has made its way through a number of airport metal detectors. But on a recent trip all hell seemed to break out over this top. While we […]

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The Map Room

Navigating on our cellphones is great but it does have shortcomings. Over the years we’ve collected a number of maps and marked them up with attractions and routes to follow. We have also combined and modified maps before our trip to simplify understanding a place. Here we provide a number of these modified maps that […]

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Photographic Tips Tips & Tech

Create Travel Memory Books

The Perfect Record of Those Memorable Trips Want to keep those travel photos where they will be safe and easy to access years from now? Have concerns about recollecting details of that great trip? Want to remember names and addresses of favorite restaurants. B&B’s, wineries, that you can recommend? We have the answer that fits […]

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Asia Tips & Tech

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 at […]

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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 if […]

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Europe Tips & Tech

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 minute […]

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Europe Tips & Tech

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 money […]

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Cruising Tips & Tech

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. […]