Is It Safe To Travel?

By now, just about everyone has heard of the terrorist attacks, and follow-up para-military police actions, in Paris, Brussels, Israel, Beirut, and Mali amongst other places. The headlines scream of violence and fear mongering and downright sensationalism. Is it safe …

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Tom Bihn, Travelon Bag Bungee, Travel Goods Show

Tom Bihn Tom Bihn announced a few new items today.  The Spiff Kit toiletry kit comes in two sizes and is available in four dyneema colors. They are seen on the left and right in the photo on the left. …

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25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

There was an article in today’s Huffington Post on the 25 Most Overrated Places on Earth. Only 25?  And of the 25, these were THE MOST overrated places on the planet? I was intrigued. Then I read the list. Sure, …

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Tom Bihn Founder’s Briefcase

Earlier today, Tom Bihn introduced two new products. One may be of interest to some one bag travelers. The Tom Bihn Founder’s Briefcase may meet the requirements of those of you who like to travel light but are required to …

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Following the Crowd?

Planning for “The Adventure” is so much easier thanks to the internet. When I first started traveling, there was no internet, no smartphones, even the word “igital” referred to a large frame computer company.  We had to rely on printed …

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Travel and the Government Shutdown

In case you haven’t been watching the news,  Congress was unable to find a way to keep the government running at the beginning of the new fiscal year that started today and  has shutdown much of it. This posting is …

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20 Biggest Travel Mistakes

CNN has a fun article on the 20 Biggest Travel Mistakes. How many will you admit to? I’ll admit to………#13.

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Gear Review: Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet

I admit it, I still carry my cellphone in a holster on my belt. I know, I know, in terms of fashion that’s now like wearing a fanny pack. And doing it overseas brands me an American faster than wearing …

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