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    • Travel gear deals on Amazon Prime Day (Day 1)

      Travel gear deals on Amazon Prime Day (Day 1)

      Amazon Prime Day started this morning at 12am, and is in full swing! There are already some fantastic travel gear deals, with more to come on Day 2 tomorrow. Here are my favorite deals (updating throughout the day as needed). Note: Most of these deal…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 11:54am -
    • 10 Summer Business Travel Beauty Necessities

      10 Summer Business Travel Beauty Necessities

      Every time I go outside I am slapped in the face with the fact that summer is here. I probably sound like a broken record but the high temps and high humidity are starting to get to me. Like, really. And it’s hard enough looking like a competent pr…
      - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 11:05am -
    • 7 tips to survive holiday travel

      7 tips to survive holiday travel

      This week is Independence Day here in the US and is a BIG travel period for less-frequent travelers. You know what that means–inexperienced travelers who aren’t familiar with the travel process, and lots of them. I’m not going to lie–there wi…
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 12:52pm -
    • Summer Business Travel Outfits

      Summer Business Travel Outfits

      Y’all. It is insanely hot, humid, and sticky here in Texas, and in much of the US. And unfortunately the hotter it gets the less my brain works. I am traveling a lot right now, and I need an easy, no-thinking-required outfit for days when I have to…
      - 21 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 11:05am -
    • Renew your passport early and check your Global Entry renewal date!

      Renew your passport early and check your Global Entry renewal date!

      Last December I wrote about getting a text from a friend with his crazy Global Entry renewal story. He had to wait seven weeks to get an interview scheduled and then got grilled by CBP for thirty minutes about all of his travel. Yikes! That conversat…
      - 24 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 3:08pm -
    • 6 items to leave in your suitcase between trips

      6 items to leave in your suitcase between trips

      While I’m a huge believer in packing efficiently, there’s more to packing efficiently than just packing light! For people who are on the road a lot it’s so helpful to have a streamlined packing routine. And sometimes that means duplicates that…
      - 35 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 2:56pm -
    • Save time, money, and brainpower on every single business trip you take

      Save time, money, and brainpower on every single business trip you take

      People say that time and money are our most valuable resources, and to get more of one often means sacrificing the other. There is another valuable, finite resource to add to this list–brainpower. I have found that the farther I get into my career…
      - 39 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 3:55pm -
    • My top 3 packing tips (and the workshop you’ve been waiting for!)

      My top 3 packing tips (and the workshop you’ve been waiting for!)

      People ask me all the time what my top three packing tips are. It’s not easy to narrow down just to three, but they would probably be: Bring three pairs of shoes max Use contact lens cases for small amounts of liquids Build a capsule wardrobe to ma…
      - 43 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 12:05pm -
    • 3 small tricks to make business travel easier

      3 small tricks to make business travel easier

      This week’s post is about three small scale changes that will make business travel SO much easier. But first…. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who filled out the survey last week. I got a ton of valuable feedback and information about what you all…
      - 52 days ago, 28 May 19, 1:15pm -
    • 3 budget-friendly carry-on suitcases that fit within 22”x14”x9” guidelines

      3 budget-friendly carry-on suitcases that fit within 22”x14”x9” guidelines

      Every business traveler needs a great suitcase! And you don’t always have to spend an arm and a leg to get it. There are plenty of great budget-friendly carry-on suitcases that will easily fit in an overhead bin. These three are all right around $1…
      - 59 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:46pm -

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    • Palm Island, Grenadines - The Nitty Gritty

      Palm Island, Grenadines - The Nitty Gritty

      We have been looking for somewhere new and different for quite a time now. Somewhere one can be away from it all but able to enjoy good company and excellent service. Somewhere that is visually stunning yet not to vicious on flying time or money. I a…
      - 72 days ago, 8 May 19, 6:45am -
    • A dining guide to Paxos
      Paxos has loads of restaurants and like most places in Greece the food is tasty although rather samey. You can always get the usual fare of squid, Octopus, Souvlaki, Mousakka, chips, chips, more chips and rice. Although the food can seem similar mea…
      - 6 Nov 18, 6:07am -
    • Paxos. Worth going?
      Is the island of Paxos worth visiting? Like most places the answer is very much where you stay and what you like. It is certainly a very beautiful place although it is starting to get very busy, particularly during school holidays, not only with Euro…
      - 29 Oct 18, 8:34am -
    • Hermitage Bay Antigua - The Nitty Gritty

      Hermitage Bay Antigua - The Nitty Gritty

      We needed somewhere new to go as our first choice (Galley Bay, Antigua) had been shut allegedly because of hurricane Irma but actually because they decided to undergo a refit. Because of the non-refundable/re-routeable Club Class tickets I had bought…
      - 4 Jan 18, 10:55am -
    • Galley Bay - The Nitty Gritty
      Some people like to know the fine detail and, as I am one of them, here is my interpretation of what I saw and often used.The Resort:Built along a ¾ mile strip of sandy bay between two headlands that separate it from its neighbours. There is room fo…
      - 29 Dec 17, 6:46am -
    • Galley Bay, Antigua. Put to the test

      Galley Bay, Antigua. Put to the test

      I was not so sure whether I wanted to go to Antigua again. After all, years back we used to go regularly and in some ways we thought enough might be enough. More recently we have journeyed slightly deeper into ‘unspoiled’ Caribbean and enjoyed pl…
      - 21 Oct 17, 2:30pm -
    • Places to go back to again and again
      I started writing about places I would (and would not want) to visit again. Having been blessed in the past with a large opportunity to travel in my work and holiday I visited many countries and islands more than once and here is my verdict on them.…
      - 10 Oct 17, 5:55am -
    • British Airways. Saint or sinner?
      So what is it with British Airways? Why does it seem so many people are falling out of love with them? If they exist who are these people?  How many?  And do they have a point.First one needs to clarify who they are as so many things have changed i…
      - 29 Jul 17, 7:25am -
    • Is Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Upper Class?
      I have taken to flying Virgin quite a lot recently and when I do I usually book in advance (for price) into the Upper Class cabin. This is mainly because I go to the Caribbean quite frequently and Virgin take off earlier and are far more prompt than…
      - 14 Jul 17, 9:13am -
    • Hoping for an airline upgrade. You’ll be lucky!
      No seriously, I mean it because luck is probably the best way to describe so called airline selection policy as it applies to that all important upgrade. A huge shame really as, with the arrival of single class competitors, the incentive of potential…
      - 26 Jun 17, 9:19am -
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    • How to Make Business Travel More Luxurious

      How to Make Business Travel More Luxurious

      Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the process of getting to your destination can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience—especially in economy. From making your seat a little more comfortable to arriving fresh faced and ready to tackle a…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 7:08am -
    • What Travelers Need to Know About REAL ID

      What Travelers Need to Know About REAL ID

      Passing through airport security, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the signs telling you you’ll soon need a REAL ID. A REAL ID?, you think. When will I need that? Oh, October of 2020. Plenty of time.  Tick tock—we’re a little over a year…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 7:05am -
    • McCarran International Airport Guide: What to Eat, Drink, and Do

      McCarran International Airport Guide: What to Eat, Drink, and Do

      We’re probably not telling you anything you don’t already know when we tell you that “going to the airport” isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list. But just like every destination is different, so is every airport. And just as navigating…
      - 16 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 7:20am -
    • How TripIt Helps You Make the Most of Summer Travel

      How TripIt Helps You Make the Most of Summer Travel

      We’ve orbited past the summer solstice, which means: A. The sizzling hot days of summer are upon us B. School’s out and summer vacations are in C. Business travelers are bracing for the annual influx at the airport D. All of the above The correct…
      - 21 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 7:34am -
    • TripIt Announces New Smart Speaker Commands

      TripIt Announces New Smart Speaker Commands

      Starting today TripIt users can ask their smart speakers for instant details about an upcoming trip. Both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant now support retrieving travelers’ details—like their flight summary, information about the weather, aircra…
      - 23 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 7:04am -
    • The TripIt Guide to Charleston International Airport

      The TripIt Guide to Charleston International Airport

      We’re probably not telling you anything you don’t already know when we tell you that “going to the airport” isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list. But just like every destination is different, so is every airport. And just as navigating…
      - 28 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 7:40am -
    • 7 Savvy Ways to Save on Business Travel

      7 Savvy Ways to Save on Business Travel

      Let’s face it: who doesn’t want to save on their next business trip? Saving money means stretching your travel budget further for the year. On the other hand, saving time on the road can mean more time spent at home or at your leisure. Saving bot…
      - 30 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 7:09am -
    • A Complete Guide to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

      A Complete Guide to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

      We’re probably not telling you anything you don’t already know when we tell you that “going to the airport” isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list. But just like every destination is different, so is every airport. And just as navigating…
      - 37 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:28am -
    • What Travelers Need to Know About Flight Delays

      What Travelers Need to Know About Flight Delays

      You just entered the airport. You check-in, pass through security and head to your gate. Then, you see that dreaded word pop up in your notifications. Your flight? It’s been delayed. Now what? A delayed flight may mean a lot of waiting around and u…
      - 43 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:04am -
    • Your Guide to Summertime Bleisure Travel

      Your Guide to Summertime Bleisure Travel

      Schools are letting out. Temperatures are rising. Summer is upon us. As a business traveler, your travel schedule isn’t slowing down, but you’re ready for a summer break, too. You might be wondering: Should I extend my next business trip into the…
      - 52 days ago, 28 May 19, 5:08am -

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    • Yahoo! Is Killing Its Directory Service

      Yahoo! Is Killing Its Directory Service

      You’re probably wondering why I’m bothering to write about this in a travel blog. Well, I’m part of a special group of people. I am one of the last generations to remember a time before the Internet. For my younger readers, there was once a ti…
      - 2 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
    • Earn 300 Business Extra Points for Travel by October 31

      Earn 300 Business Extra Points for Travel by October 31

      American Airlines operates a parallel loyalty program for its small business customers called Business Extra. Anyone can join and add their number to an American Airlines reservation to earn additional points for lounge passes, free flights, or even…
      - 2 Oct 14, 11:15am -
    • Amex Terminates Annual Spend Bonus for Premier Rewards Gold

      Amex Terminates Annual Spend Bonus for Premier Rewards Gold

      Yesterday I heard that American Express is getting rid of the annual threshold bonus on its Premier Rewards Gold card (HT to The Points Guy). Customers could earn 15,000 Membership Rewards points if they spent at least $30,000 in a calendar year…
      - 2 Oct 14, 10:40am -
    • Be sure to use Amazon Payments by October 12th

      Be sure to use Amazon Payments by October 12th

      As you may know, you will no longer be able to send money person-to-person using Amazon Payments starting on October 13th.  Today is October 2nd, so the $1,000 limit for sending money to another person reset yesterday for the final time.  If you ha…
      - 2 Oct 14, 9:15am -
    • Thanking United For Their Flyer Friendly Delays

      Thanking United For Their Flyer Friendly Delays

      From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate… I’m on a United flight from Dallas to Los Angeles as I write this and we’re running an hour late. Which of course means some complaining is in order, right?  I mean, I have to get up early tomorrow, and…
      - 2 Oct 14, 7:05am -

    Reuters: Business Travel

    • London keeps global edge as top transport finance hub
      London remains the top financing centre for the global transport industry, although it faces stiff competition from New York and capitals in Asia Pacific as companies seek to tap more funding sources, a survey showed on Friday.
      - 15 Mar 13, 11:27am -
    • Lawmakers hover as more homeowners rent rooms to visitors
      For British student Carly Connor a trip to London for a city break would be impossible if she had to pay for a hotel so instead she rents a room in a Londoner's home.
      - 15 Mar 13, 11:03am -
    • BlackBerry plans security feature for Android, iPhone
      BlackBerry will offer technology to separate and make secure both work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and by Apple Inc's iOS operating system, the company said on Thursday.
      - 15 Mar 13, 10:48am -
    • Top 10 stopover stays
      Spending a night between destinations in a stopover city and need a place to stay? Online boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have come up with 10 hotels for a memorable stopover. Reuters has not endorsed this list.
      - 15 Mar 13, 9:54am -
    • 48 hours in Rochester, New York
      Synonymous with film photography, lilacs and classical music, Rochester offers an unusual array of attractions for a mid-sized U.S. city that brought industrial prowess to a scenic river gorge on Lake Ontario's southern shore.
      - 15 Mar 13, 9:37am -
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