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How to tell if an adventure company is safe abroad

I was recently interviewed by NBC’s Today Show to comment on a zipline accident in Mexico that left a California man … Read More

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10 Things I Hate About Las Vegas

I'm a travel lover, not hater. But there are 10 things that I really despise about Las Vegas and here they are, in no … Read More

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Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 30, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: JetBlue weighs first-bag fee to boost revenue Air Algerie Plane Crashes En Route to Algiers TransAsia crash in Taiwan claims 48 lives, injures 10 Delta Just Raised the Stakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms … Read More

Travel Contests of the Week: July 30, 2014

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This week's travel contests include: Win a brand new Vespa and the chance to win a daily prize of a $100 Visa Gift Card during Niagara Falls USA's 90 Days of Summer (on Facebook) Win a trip for two to Jamaica or Turks & Caicos Win a stylish stay in … Read More

Travel Product of the Week: KeySmart

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Do you travel with a bunch of (too many) keys? If you do, and you're sick and tired of them jiggling around making all kinds of noise and scratching things, then check out this new Swiss Army-style key holder: the KeySmart. It creates the perfect pocket … Read More

LAX: The perfect long layover

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Just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport is one of the best beach communities in all of America.  I live just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) so I know what I would do if I had a long layover there. I always tell my … Read More

Travel Video of the Week: SWAT Team Storms Toronto Plane

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Last week a Sunwing passenger on a flight from Toronto to Panama captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a flight at Pearson International Airport after the returned to Toronto because a passenger onboard made a bomb threat. … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: British Airways Seat Selection

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British Airways Seat Selection I recently came back from a whirlwind trip to Scotland and London for Wimbledon on British Airways. I’ve flown BA dozens of times, and along the way I’ve picked up a few tricks for flying with them. My number one tip? Instead of … Read More

Travel Website of the Week: HotelWiFiTest.com

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Arguably, the most important hotel amenity these days is free Wi-Fi. The problem is the speed. Sometimes, a hotel’s Wi-Fi is so slow you can’t even download your email or upload a photo. Well, HotelWiFiTest.com offers a way to not only test the speed before … Read More

Travel App of the Week: Adobe Photoshop Express

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Photoshop Express Last week I wrote about the Pro HDR camera app that I learned about from one of my friends who’s an award-winning photographer. The other photo app he told me to download was Photoshop Express, which is free on both iOS and Android. … Read More