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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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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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Our Must-Have Travel Gear

  Ahh, travel gear.  Nothing makes me happier.  Over the years I have come to discover little bits of technology or products that have greatly enhanced my travels.  These items have both made traveling earlier, while also facilitating sharing my travel experiences with others.  Below are ten items that I never travel without.  Is there […]

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Foreign Currency Collection

The 10 Most Interesting Foreign Currencies

Over the years we have been fortunate enough to visit some pretty interesting places.  In the beginning, we were eager to buy stuff everywhere we went.  But over time we’ve come to value different things and often don’t bring anything back at all anymore.  One souvenir we almost always do keep is a bit of […]

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Baby Travel Gear

Our Gear for Traveling with Baby

I’ve always been proud of my ability to pack light.  I have literally (old definition, not this nonsense) traveled around the world with only a carry-on bag.  I never use luggage carts and avoid porters at all costs.  My bags are my problem and if I can’t manage them all, I brought too much.  This […]

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How to Travel with Two Passports

We have received so many questions on how to travel with two passports that we created an eBook! If you’d like more detail in addition to what we provide on this page, check out the book: So first things first, in order to travel with two passports, you actually need to have two (or more) […]

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How to Take an Infant Passport Photo

So you’ve had a baby – congratulations!  And you’re determined not to let that baby mean the end of your travels.  That baby is going to see the world all before she starts forming permanent memories.  Sounds like a plan!  But this isn’t the 90’s.  As ridiculous as it may seem, that little baby is […]

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