Monthly Archives: September 2013

NYC Tourist Tips

As a born and bred New Yorker, I can assure you everything you will hear in this video is absolutely true and should be mandatory viewing for every tourist:  

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Another Bloody Tourist

In response to yesterday’s popular blog post on Six Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Tourist, I thought I’d relate a story when I was called out as one. Many years ago, during the early reign of Tony Blair, I …

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Six Ways to Avoid Looking Like A Tourist

How to blend in? This is one of the most discussed topics on travel forums and bulletin boards. How not to look like a tourist. How to get people to think you’re a local. I have bad news… can’t. Unless …

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Gear Review: Ibattz Battstation Tough Pro Dual USB Battery Pack

Today I’m reviewing another battery backup for most gadgets. The Ibattz Battstation Tough Pro 8400 (Amazon, $48.95) Weighing 7.4 oz/210g (9.7 oz/275g with attached sleeve), the Ibattz measures 4.33″ x 2.7″ x .89″/ 110mm x 69mm x 22.5mm. It has …

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Money Belts

In preparation for “The Adventure,” I’m spending a lot of time reading the websites of others who are already on such a journey. Most, I’ll admit, are written by people young enough to be my own kids. Most are traveling …

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Would You Take This Flight?

Finnair has daily flights between Copenhagen to Helsinki. The airport code for Copenhagen is CPH. The airport code for Helsinki is HEL. One of the flights is AY666 with AY being the airline code for Finnair. Today is Friday the …

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Twelve Years Later……

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of 9-11. As a born and bred New Yorker, I have fond memories of the Twin Towers. I could see the tops being built from my home in Queens. I remember visiting just after they …

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Urban Explorer

Ever since I announced “The Adventure”, I wanted to find out what other full time travelers (FTT) were doing. I started reading their blog postings and have come to the following conclusions: 1) Most are in their early to mid …

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The Adventure

Anyone that comes to this site quickly realizes that I have a passion for travel. I enjoy all aspects–the planning, the journey and the destination. I’ve traveled for fun and I’ve traveled for work. I’ve been paid to travel and …

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Facts That Will Make You Want to Travel

This video has been making the rounds of travel websites and I thought i’d share it with you:

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