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Thoughts and Tips of a Professional Perpetual Traveler

In my previous job I visited on average two to three countries a week across 5 continents. Now I do not travel as much, but I am still very mobile. People have repeatedly told me that I should write a book with my findings and tips. I do not have time for a book, but here is a blog that I will post items as I think of them. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

This blog contains travel advice and tips. If you are also interested in my experiences, observations, sign spotting and other weird encounters you should also check out my lighter fared Journey blog.

12/23/2008 - Flight Stats

FlightStats.com is a great site that shows on a map the delays at various airports. While it starts out with the US in zoom, it also covers Europe and other parts of the world. More...

3/19/2008 - Roaming Rates?

When moving between countries its usually very difficult to know how much you will pay to make a call on your mobile. More...

3/19/2008 - Someone Killed Kayak!

I have been using Kayak.com for years and it has been amazing. But someone has performed major changes on Kayak.com in recent months that make it no longer usable. More...

12/27/2007 - Kayak Competition

Its not often that I use any flight search engine other than Kayak. But recently I found an amazing search engine. It won't replace Kayak, but it certainly complements it very well and in fact I find myself using it more than Kayak now. More...

12/19/2007 - Discount Airline Directory

Most budget airlines are not listed in travel agent search systems, nor online sites like Travelocity. Kayak includes a few more than the other sites, but most still do not appear in search engines. More...

12/11/2007 - Hotel Guest Bill of Rights

Why is it I am generally more satisfied with 3 star hotels than 5 star hotels? It seems to me that too many 5 star hotels have simply lost their way. More...

11/28/2007 - Radisson beats Hyatt for my preferred hotel

Why? Simple. Most hotels are gouging guests for Internet access. In Europe the rates are even going up with an average day of internet access going from 20 Euros to about 30 euros. Radisson on the other hand offers free high speed intnernet. More...

11/16/2007 - Not sure if you need a visa?

Its often not easy to determine if you need a visa or not for a specific country. But here is link that works for any passport. Enter your nationality, and destination and it will tell you exactly what you need for that country. More...

10/29/2007 - Worldwide budget hotel search engine

It's been a long time since I posted to this blog. I will be posting more frequently from here on. This entry is about a hotel search engine I really like. More...

12/27/2006 - Don't pull on that loose thread

What to do with that loose thread while travelling that is driving you crazy? You know you want to pull it.... More...

9/25/2006 - Everyone knows these fares are crazy - except the airlines

Bizarre airfare rules are the bane of business travellers. How long will it take for the major carriers to take note of the fact that the discounts airlines like EasyJet, Ryan Air (European equivalents of SouthWest and JetBlue for the American audience) and the likes are actually serving most of us better? Just take a look at these fares for an upcoming trip. More...

9/25/2006 - Activity again

In the recent month I have made a few posts, but my job kept me travelling so much that even making blog posts often was difficult. Unfortunately I am no longer in that job role, but I am still travelling a lot. More...

8/21/2006 - There may be hope for inflight Internet after all

In the last blog I wrote about the fact that Boeing is discontinuing its Internet service which many airlines use. There may be hope after all though. More...

8/17/2006 - No more high flying internet

Today Boeing announced that it was discontinuing Connexion which provides internet service in flight. More...

8/3/2006 - Great tips from some other Road Warriors

I see lots of articles from Road Warriors. But most of them provide little useful information. But a recent article in CNN has some great gems. More...

8/3/2006 - BA's new baggage policy

Airlines are stupid. Any frequent flier knows this. But once in a while they do something smart, and this is one of those events. More...

8/3/2006 - Brain on a plane - Boeing's Dreamliner

I am an efficiency nut. Everywhere I go I am always anaylzying ways to make things work better. And planes are no exception. Small changes would make our flying expreriences a lot better. The 777 is a lot more comfortable than previous models but with the Boeing Dreamliner, the guys are really thinking outside of the box. More...

3/3/2006 - Why not use e-ticket for flights?

E-tickets are easier. So why is a paper ticket better? And when? More...

2/6/2006 - Carry a dummy credit card

I always carry a dummy credit card. You think you will never need it, but trust me you will. Let me explain. More...

2/6/2006 - Do not disturb!

When staying in hotels the best way to protect your valuables is to take them with you, or put them in a safe. But many hotels do not have in room safes, and other items may not fit. As far as taking it with you, that can be very inconvenient to carry around laptops and such, and in some places its more dangerous to carry it than to leave it. More...