Consummate Traveler

The Consummate Traveler: How to Buy the Right Suitcase

Finding a great suitcase is a lot like finding a significant other. You may try out many different sizes and types, but once you find...

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    The Consummate Traveler: How to Write a Helpful Online Hotel Review

    I don’t know about you, but the minute I decide to take a trip and need to find a hotel, I hit popular websites to... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: How to Find the Perfect Hotel

    Recently, I have been helping a colleague of mine plan his first vacation to Italy this coming November. His amazing itinerary will include Rome, Florence,... Read more

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    How to Think Slow and Fight the Fear of Flying

    Fears about air travel are common and entirely understandable. Human beings have not evolved to fly (beyond the fact that we have evolved brains sophisticated... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Three Ways to Make Coach More Classy

    Several months ago I flew to Bogota, Colombia, in economy class and was quickly reminded how bare bones and rough it has become. For instance,... Read more

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    Space Tourism Needs an ‘Orbital Megabus’ to Truly Lift Off

    Britain has joined the race to become a leading hub of commercial space flight, announcing eight potential sites for a potential “spaceport” within the UK... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler: Lessons Learned From a Nightmare Trip (Part 2)

    In my last article, I recounted the horrible travel mishaps of a colleague of mine while on a return business trip from Shanghai to Newark,... Read more

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    How to Add Up Your Travel Points for a Free Vacation (Video)

    How to add up your travel points for a free vacation. Brian Kelly, also known as the Points Guy, sits down with JD and Carolina... Read more

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    The Consummate Traveler – What’s In My Bag? The Carry-On Essentials

    In this article, I am going to share the contents of what I keep in my “airplane pouch.” This is a bag that stays with... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler – Luggage Lifesavers

    One of the worst things that can happen while en route to your destination is to have your luggage fall apart. Perhaps it is a... Read more

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    Private Butler or Presidential Residence? Luxury Hotels Welcome Wealthiest Travelers (Video)

    As the gap between the wealthiest travelers and everyone else has widened, so has the way people are experiencing vacation. The wealthy are looking for... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Educational Vacation

    To most people, the word vacation usually brings to mind images of beautiful beaches, relaxation, and fruity drinks with umbrellas in them. But have you... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Hotels, Alarms, and Fires….oh my!

    I recently took a few days off from work and treated myself to a mini getaway at a very nice New York City hotel near... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Safety First

    Recently I read a news report that six people were injured from severe turbulence on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Orlando twenty minutes... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Sleeping Well in your Hotel

    Sleep is a very important task that we all need to do well so we can function in our daily lives. Traveling can really make... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler –Accidents and Business Trips: How prepared are you?

    Of course it is terrible when you get hurt at home, but I think it is even more unfortunate if you get hurt when traveling... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Beware of Hotel Renovations

    About a week ago, I was almost knocked off of my feet by a terribly noxious smell of some sort as I stepped off of... Read more

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