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  • newBusiness Travel Tech Gear Under $20

    Business Travel Tech Gear Under $20

    The amount of items that can make you more productive on a business trip is endless. And if you add all that stuff up, it can get pretty pricey! Luckily there are a number of things you can buy for less than $20 that will add productivity and make yo…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 1:51pm -
  • Business Travel Dining Guide

    Business Travel Dining Guide

    This post is sponsored by Dinova. All opinions are Road Warriorette’s. After writing about business travel for almost ten years, one of the topics I still get the most questions about is dining on business trips. Common queries run the gamut from d…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 5:04pm -
  • My favorite free apps for business travel

    My favorite free apps for business travel

    I just love a good, useful app, especially when I’m on the road. Of course I use Facebook, Twitter, and my mail apps, but beyond those there are a few apps make my trips easier or more fun. It’s even better when they’re free! Here’s a list of…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Planning an international business trip, 4-8 weeks prior

    Planning an international business trip, 4-8 weeks prior

    A few years ago I started putting together all of my suggestions for planning an international business trip. There were a lot of topics, including passport and visa requirements, vaccinations, credit cards, safety, packing, time changes, culture sho…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 4:29pm -
  • Is it ever okay to put your laptop bag in the overhead bin?

    Is it ever okay to put your laptop bag in the overhead bin?

    Last week I wrote about how to share the overhead bin space. One of my suggestions was to not put two bags up, which is a fairly standard guideline that most airlines have. After that post, I got an email response that seemed to go even further: I ha…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 11:43am -
  • Taking care of your hair on a business trip

    Taking care of your hair on a business trip

    For a lot of women, fixing their hair is the most time-consuming grooming task of their day. Between washing, blow drying, and styling, it’s easy to spend a good 30 minutes each morning just on hair. My curly hair dries out if washed every day, so…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 2:13pm -
  • How to share overhead bin space

    How to share overhead bin space

    Occasionally I look back fondly at my first couple of years as a business traveler (over a decade ago, hard to believe). Upgrades were plentiful, you could easily hop on an earlier flight, and there was plenty of room for carry-ons. Alas, things have…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 5:31pm -
  • Getting Sick on a Business Trip

    Getting Sick on a Business Trip

    A few months ago JT from The Points Guy wrote about a scary medical emergency he had during a flight. It sounded terrifying! I took special note because I’ve been sick a few times during flights and it’s terrible. (Also, I know JT IRL so I like t…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:23pm -
  • Is it worth it to join an airline lounge?

    Is it worth it to join an airline lounge?

    Is it worth it to join an airline lounge? Reader T wonders…. I’ve been traveling for work every other week for about six months, and this should continue for the foreseeable future. I just got an offer to join the American Airlines Admirals Club.…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 4:22pm -
  • Staying comfortable during international flights

    Staying comfortable during international flights

    I’m starting to make my plans and arrangements for a trip to India later this year. As usual, the idea of such a long trip starts making me anxious! I know it’s silly but I can’t help it. I obsess over where to sit, what to bring, and how to be…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 3:04pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

Travel Pro Tales

  • 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 -
  • Cheap Flights are what we want. But are they?
    I have been waiting for it to happen and now it has. The major national airlines that have been fighting low cost carriers are finally joining them with a vengeance that is creating its own backlash.Naturally it is about money or should I say profit…
    - 16 Feb 17, 9:12am -
  • Untitled

    Bequia Beach Hotel ReviewOK, so this is our third 2 week stay at this hotel and you might think, with two previous reviews there was nothing more to write about. Well there is! If ever there was a resort constantly improving on itself it is this one.…
    - 16 Jan 17, 11:43am -
  • Going Back
    Going Back?Now this is a tricky question. So you have been on holiday and you loved it! But would you still love it quite so much if you went back again? Maybe yes, and, quite often, no.The British, as a nation are quite expert at ‘going back’. W…
    - 30 Dec 16, 12:27pm -
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Dosha Pops
Dosha Pops
Dosha Pops

TripIt Blog

  • Top 5 Airports for Kids and Families in the US

    Top 5 Airports for Kids and Families in the US

    Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that traveling with kids has specific challenges that can feel totally overwhelming. Add in flight delays, diversions, and long layovers and suddenly, you might find yourself wishing you’d just stayed home. Whe…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 7:09am -
  • The TripIt Guide to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

    The TripIt Guide to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

    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…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 4:38pm -
  • Business Travel Life: Chris Short

    Business Travel Life: Chris Short

    This is the beginning of a new business travel life series where we’ll profile frequent business travelers from around the world. They’ll share travel anecdotes and advice, from making the most of a business trip to the items they never leave h…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 12:34pm -
  • Narita Airport Guide: A Complete Guide to NRT

    Narita Airport Guide: A Complete Guide to NRT

    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…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 12:36pm -
  • New with iOS 12: Hands-Free Access to your Travel Plans with Siri Shortcuts

    New with iOS 12: Hands-Free Access to your Travel Plans with Siri Shortcuts

    TripIt users who’ve recently upgraded to iOS 12, we’ve got an exciting new update for you! We’re introducing Siri Shortcuts for TripIt, which means you can set up your own voice commands to access your upcoming flight and other travel p…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 8:57am -
  • 7 Tips for a More Productive Flight

    7 Tips for a More Productive Flight

    Even the shortest flights can take up a lot of time, which is especially inconvenient when you have a lot of work to get through during a business trip. Between getting to and from the airport, going through security and boarding the flight, the time…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 2:01pm -
  • Tips for Using Wi-Fi at the Airport

    Tips for Using Wi-Fi at the Airport

    As a frequent traveler, you spend a lot of time at the airport. It’s important to be able to stay connected while you’re there without racking up a huge cell phone bill. We’ve compiled a list of the airports that have complimentary Wi-Fi and so…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 12:55pm -
  • The TripIt Guide to Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

    The TripIt Guide to Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

    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…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 12:41pm -
  • Tips to Help Prevent Jet Lag When Traveling

    Tips to Help Prevent Jet Lag When Traveling

    In a nutshell, jet lag sucks. But what is it exactly and how do you prevent jet lag? Well, according to Medical News Today, “jet lag, also known as time zone change syndrome or desynchronosis, occurs when people travel rapidly across time zones or…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 12:21pm -
  • Easy Ways to Share Your Travel Plans Using TripIt

    Easy Ways to Share Your Travel Plans Using TripIt

    The TripIt team is always looking for ways to make travel less stressful. We know the importance of staying connected to friends, family and colleagues while you’re traveling, so we’ve created several ways to help you share travel plans using Tri…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 10:09am -

WSJ: The Middle Seat Terminal

Hack My Trip

  • 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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