Consummate Traveler

Don’t Let Jet lag Ruin Your Dream Vacation


The other day, I was talking to a colleague of mine about an upcoming business trip we have to Europe. Afterward, she shared with me...

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The Consummate Traveler: Tips for Planning Your Tropical Getaway

With the holidays behind us and winter setting in on the Northern Hemisphere, this is the time when everyone talks of escaping to a tropical destination. This sounds easy enough, right? All you need to do is block out a …... Read More

  • The Consummate Traveler: Donating Miles and Giving the Gift of Travel

    For many of us, the holiday season is often a time of sharing our blessings and prosperity with those in need. In fact, charitable donations... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: NYC Holiday Sightseeing Guide

    New York City is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous epicenters for the holiday season. Each year throngs of tourists flock to this tiny... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: Holiday Gift Ideas for Frequent Travelers

    Do you have a business traveler on your holiday shopping list this year? Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for them? As a... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: House Guest Etiquette

    What I look forward to most each holiday season is enjoying quality time with my family and friends. If you are like me, this also... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Holiday Road Trip Checklist

    The holiday season has finally arrived, which means that many of us will be driving on the road to spend time with our loved ones... Read more

  • Consumers always hope to get the best deal when they make their travel and holiday plans. But so do the airlines. (Artem Katranzhi, CC BY SA)

    So When Should You Book That Flight? The Truth on Airline Prices

    How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy... Read more

  • The AAA estimates that 94.5 million people will travel during the holidays. (Shutterstock*)

    Tips for Healthy and Stress-Free Holiday Travel

    Over the river and through the woods, people will be heading off to visit family and friends for the holidays between now and New Year’s... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Surprises in Business-Class Seating

    When I first began to travel for my job over 15 years ago, one of the most exciting benefits was to travel business class. This... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: The Benefits of Overnight Flights

    If I had to plan my ideal voyage, it would certainly include an overnight flight. This is mostly due to the fact that flying after... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Hits and Misses of Ground Transportation

    Several years ago I decided to take a train from Milan to Monaco as part of a three-city vacation in order to save some money... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: Keeping Business Confidential

    This past Sunday evening, a colleague and I were sitting in our hotel lounge working on our computers, when we suddenly overheard two middle-aged individuals... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: Airplanes and Your Health

    For the first time since the whole Ebola virus story has taken over news headlines, I ventured to the airport and took a 9.5-hour flight... Read more


    The Consummate Traveler: Donating Travel Toiletries

    The other day I was cleaning out my bathroom cabinets and I came across several plastic bags filled with hotel soaps, shampoos, and skin creams... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: The Unpredictable World of Airfares

    Yes, it is true that the cost of airfare can fluctuate hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the blink of an eye with no... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Packing for Winter Weather

    Here in the New York area the evening and early morning air already has that cool and crisp feel to it. That means winter will... Read more

  • Rental cars are a scarce commodity during peak vacation and tourist season. Travelers who plan to rent a car internationally should book early. Stefano Lunardi/iStock/Thinkstock)

    The Consummate Traveler: The High Cost of Automatic Rental Cars Abroad

    My parents have been enjoying the summer in their hometown of northern Portugal and will soon return at the end of September. My aunt and... Read more

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