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I Love Hotels

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I remember the first time--I stayed in a hotel. I was eight and my dad sent me on a mission to find ice. I have been in love with hotels ever since. I...

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

24 Travel Truisms and Paradoxes

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

1. You either have time to travel but no money; or money to travel but no time. (I hated this one when I was young, and still do today.)

Are You a Competitive Traveler?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Every traveler I know, be they armchair wannabes, neophytes, blog writers, media personalities or travel industry professionals, all believe that they have it wired and know the best way to travel. So, it got me to thinking: What is the best way to challenge, judge, reward and acknowledge great travelers?

Been There. Done That. What's Next? 8 Truly Novel Travel Ideas For 2014

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

For jaded travelers and adrenaline junkies alike that have supposedly done everything and have nothing left on their bucket list, may I humbly suggest these eight truly novel travel ideas for 2014.

How to Avoid Avian Flu While Traveling in China

William D. Chalmers | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

This might ruffle a few feathers with the tourism board, but aside from practicing proactive hygiene and other food safety measures, here are my top 10 things to avoid in Shanghai as a traveler during the recent avian flu outbreak

Feeding Your Travel Addiction

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is claimed that there are so-called gateway drugs that take you on to higher highs from humble beginnings. Could the same be said for travel addiction?