Traveler Stories of Lost & Found

Losing an item while traveling is an all too-common occurrence. Just ask at any hotel front desk how many items are in their lost and found box and they’ll just laugh! Though for as many sad stories there are about lost items, there are just as many stories about items that are ...Read More

Traveling by Foot in the 39-Mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

On May 3rd and 4th, there will be no airplane for me. No rental car. No cruise ship. Just my two feet will be taking me along the streets of Washington D.C. as I participate in the 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Why am I walking 39 miles? Because every three minutes someone ...Read More

Photo of the Week: Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland A stunning early morning photo of Dunnottar Castle. Cows roaming in the fields to the right, an old farmhouse to the left. And in the front, Oh Wow! Each step taken towards the old medieval fortress has your jaw dropping even closer to the ground. The castle ...Read More

Garrett Popcorn Shops Giveaway

Do you have a favorite travel food? A dish or snack that has no equivalent back home? I certainly do, and I’d like to share it with you with a giveaway! Traveling through Chicago’s O’Hare, you may have noticed a long line of people buying popcorn in Terminal B. But they’re not ...Read More

Hotel Review: JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

The music of Barry Manilow plays over and over in my head as I walk along the famous Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While I hum along to this old tune, I enter the beautiful lobby of the JW Marriott. Piano music is in the background. A gong on the ...Read More

5 Reasons to Shrink Wrap Your Luggage

You’ve seen it done overseas. You’ve noticed a few kiosks offering the service in the international terminals. You’ve seen the bags come down the carrousel covered in blue plastic and wondered “Why?”. Why would you shrink wrap your luggage? Luggage wrapping isn’t as common in the United States as it is abroad, ...Read More

The Best Note Taking Apps for Syncing on the Road

Do your to-do’s always pop into your head when you’ve got paper/pen in hand or a tablet at your fingertips? Yeah, right! They pop up at the most inconvenient times, then you stress about remembering them later. You most likely have a to-do list for work, a to-do list for your household, ...Read More

Know Your International Emergency Telephone Numbers

We all know our local emergency numbers. In the United States and Canada, we dial 9-1-1 when we need immediate police, fire, or ambulance services. If you are from a European country, you probably call 1-1-2. But what about when you are on the road and out of your home country? What ...Read More

Denied Boarding – What You Need to Know

Yes, it is quite legal for airlines to overbook their flights.  From experience, they know some passengers will become ill, oversleep, miss their connections, or have other reasons why it will be impossible to be on the plane.  But sometimes this backfires and suddenly the airline has too many passengers for too ...Read More

Photo of the Week: Grand Canyon

Watching the day begin from the edge of the Grand Canyon is breathtaking! This view is from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park – about 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. This weekend is President’s Day Weekend, and all of our National Parks are free. Check the U.S. National Parks ...Read More