Archive for March, 2008
When you’re traveling and nowhere near a power outlet, you face the likelihood of your cell phone, PDA, MP3 player, or digital camera dying. But there are some unique gadgets that actually harness energy in environmentally-friendly ways. The HYmini costs $50 and is a lightweight, handheld, universal charger gadget that looks like a fan. It [...]
We get it—a cubicle and a time card just aren’t doing it for you any more. If you’re tempted by the idea of working abroad, but aren’t interested in slinging beers in a grimy pub or playing Mary Poppins, take a look at some more unusual ways that you can embark on a travel adventure [...]
If you’ve ever lost your cell phone charger when you’re traveling, you know how problematic that can be. After all, without your charger, your mobile phone will die a slow death. But here’s an idea that could save your cell phone’s life when you’re on the road …
A Texas woman has claimed that the Transportation Security Administration forced her to remove her nipple ring with pliers before she was allowed to board her flight from Lubbock to Dallas. She has requested an apology from security agents and a civil rights investigation.
The official hype for Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 5 has been building for months. Heathrow’s reputation for problems — from passenger delays to delayed baggage — is well-known. But it was hoped that the opening of the new terminal, as well as an end to BAA’s silly one carry-on policy, would begin to turn things [...]
Long delays at airports don’t have to mean gorging on unhealthy foods. An increasing number of U.S. airports are now offering relatively healthy food options. A recent Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine survey studied 15 of the nation’s busiest airports. The good news is that 82 percent of the restaurants surveyed offer at least one [...]
Especially when traveling, it’s apparent that many Americans like to shop. But what Americans seem to like even more is a bargain. Here’s how you can use your credit cards as a tool to get better deals … without even getting charged outrageous international credit card fees.
The following is an excerpt from Peter’s book, The Complete Travel Detective Bible. Check it out … Since I’m an advocate of purchasing travel insurance, people are always coming up to me and asking, “Why?” Which is why I’ve come up with my list of the top 10 situations in which travel insurance can come [...]