Consummate Traveler

How to Think Slow and Fight the Fear of Flying

Don’t be nervous. (Altair78, CC BY)
Don’t be nervous. (Altair78, CC BY)

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...

Consummate Traveler

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, there was no food left by the time they reached my seat, no blanket or …... Read More




  • A look at the items that Michele has in her carry-on bag. (Ben Chasteen/ Epoch Times)

    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

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Adventures of Traveling Low Glycemic

    The other day I was speaking with a colleague of mine, who expressed disbelief as to how quickly the pounds have packed on since taking... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Airplanes and Sleeping Pills

    Timing is everything, so the old saying goes. This is especially true when it comes to traveling. It’s critical to make sure you get to... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Gift of Travel Memories

    I know that trying to find the right gift, no matter what time of year or occasion, can sometimes be a huge challenge. We all... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Fitness on the Road

    Keeping active while on the road is a big challenge. This is especially so for those of us who travel for business and are stuck... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Tips for New Business Travelers

    Ah, to be young again. On my recent flight back home, I was made to reminisce about my early days of travel when I was... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Privacy versus Convenience

    On my last international flight two weeks ago, three of my colleagues were bubbling over with excitement when we met at the gate. They could... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Wardrobe and Safety

    Does what you wear affect your safety while traveling abroad? That depends on where you are going, what you are wearing, and how well you... Read more


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