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Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

(149) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 8:48 AM

Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I've ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed...

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13 Travel Tweeters To Follow In 2013

(4) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Twitter is one of the go-to places for travelers to turn to get information, recommendations and travel inspiration. There are plenty of great travel tweeters to choose from but the 13 below will not disappoint. These tweeters are for those who love to travel, are eager to learn travel tips...

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Traveling Through Norway In The Wake Of Tragedy

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 3:03 PM

I landed in Bergen 36 hours after the horrible tragedy in Oslo. The pilot on my Lufthansa flight set the tone when he said Norway was a very depressed country, but that he hoped our visit would bring some happiness to the people. As you can imagine, all the papers...

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Bangkok to Singapore on The Eastern and Oriental Express

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 12:47 PM


We were next to track 12, and I wasn't sure what the train looked like, so I asked the porter if the train behind him was the E&O. He laughed and said, "Oh, no sir--don't worry, it's much...

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10 Top Tweeters for Travel News & Tips

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 11:12 AM

Since my first list of the most popular travel tweeters was so popular, I'm back with more! It shouldn't be surprising that the article generated so much attention -- more and more travelers are turning to Twitter. It's become the go-to place for travel news, deals...

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11 Travel Twitterers to Follow in 2011 (and Why)

(7) Comments | Posted January 13, 2011 | 1:20 PM

Since Twitter continues to take the Internet by storm and is now the go-to place for travelers to turn to, it's the perfect time to write a column on who I think will be 2011's top travel tweeters on Twitter. There are plenty to choose from and, yes, there are...

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Travel 2010: 186 Countries in 363 Days

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2011 | 6:00 PM

A trio of Coca-Cola contest winners just completed one of the most amazing travel feats on record and the craziest thing to me is that they're not getting any media attention. I'm baffled.

Tony Martin, 30, a native of Washington, D.C., Kelly Ferris, 24, a university student from Brussels and...

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16 Great Travel Gifts For Frequent Fliers

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 11:55 AM

Since I travel to at least 20 countries and log 150,000 miles each year, people always ask what products and gadgets I travel with. So, this holiday season, if you're shopping for a frequent flier or looking for ideas to add to your own Christmas wish list, check...

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Mileage Run: How to Score Free Upgrades and the Best Coach Seats

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 9:40 AM

It's that time of year when frequent flier junkies and road warriors take to the skies for one simple reason -- to top off their frequent flier accounts to make the following year so much more enjoyable.

These days it's tougher and tougher to get a free...

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Holiday Airport Travel Tips

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 9:21 AM

I travel a lot. In fact, I've been on 79 flights on 27 different airlines and visited 20 countries so far in 2010 and it's not yet December.

Since I've been through my fair share of security checkpoints, I pretty much have it down when it comes to...

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I Flew With Ed Begley Jr., Possibly the Greenest Person Alive

(9) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 6:03 PM


I've flown with a bunch of Hollywood stars, especially during the three years that I commuted every other week from Los Angeles to New York to see my ailing mother. I always took the same airline, and usually the same flights (the...

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10 Travel Twitterers to Follow and Why

(5) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 3:05 PM

Twitter is the fastest growing search engine in the world and many people are using it to get a jumpstart on news, deals and trends - I'm one of them. If you want to find out about what's happening in the travel industry before everyone else, then follow these 10...

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Traveler Attempts to Go Around the World in 42 days... With no Bags!

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 11:30 PM

We've all fantasized about going on an around-the-world trip but would you do it without a single bag? That's exactly what travel author Rolf Potts is attempting do on his six-week trip starting Saturday, August 21st. No, he won't be wearing the same shirt or boxer shorts every day; instead...

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