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This is not the place to check  your fare class. It's already too late.

Want Miles? Always Check Your Fare Class

If you fly a lot, chances are you are kind of obsessed with earning miles. Frequent flyers know all the tricks to maximize the value of those miles. First and foremost is to always, always fly the same airline – or at least the same airline alliance. For the past five years I would go to […]

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Chandra navigates us along midtown New York City

Exploring NYC by Speedboat

We wanted to do something really special to celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday last summer. My Dad can be tough to impress. Museums and shows aren’t his thing and even a nice dinner out in the city wasn’t going to cut it to celebrate this milestone.  But he does love being out on the water. […]

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Yes, that's a real shrimp. In economy class. And a Tuborg beer!

REVIEW: Turkish Airlines Economy Class

I recently had the opportunity to fly on Turkish Airways to get myself to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. I typically don’t write airline reviews but this is the third major international trip I’ve used Turkish for and they’ve been pretty great. I felt I owed it to them to highlight some of the […]

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"Welcome to Sochi!"

Is Sochi the Future of Airport Security?

There’s no question that the organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics did an amazing job with security here in Sochi. There are technologies and protocols in use here that I have never seen anywhere before. Although they can sometimes be irritating, it strikes me that this may also be a preview of what’s to come. […]

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Visa Requirements

Step by Step Guide to Entering & Exiting a Country with Two Different Passports

I’m not sure when it happened, but my post on How to Travel with Two Passports has become the most popular post on this site by far. Because of the volume of (very similar) comments I receive on that post, I’ve created both an eBook and this post as a follow-up! If you haven’t read […]

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Flying in a 1930’s de Havilland Tiger Moth Open-Cockpit Aircraft

I’ve flown in everything from a four passenger Cessna to a 450 passenger Boeing 777 but I had never experienced the wind-in-my-hair ecstasy of an open-cockpit before climbing aboard a 1930’s de Havilland Tiger Moth at Johannesburg’s Rand Airport. While having a drink at the Harvard Cafe, I watched the planes come and go waiting […]

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How to Get an Airplane Baby Bassinet

Our little girl is just under a year old and already she’s been on ten separate flights in five countries. It’s safe to say that she’s flown more in her first year of life than most adults do in any given year. This was very intentional on our part as we wanted to make sure […]

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Icelandic Countryside

16 Beautiful Sunsets from Around the World

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching one can be one of the most memorable parts of a trip. Especially watching one with good friends and a drink in hand. I’ve been lucky enough to see some really beautiful sunsets in my travels. Although the sun is always the same, it’s amazing how different a […]

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