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ma’am, that banana could cost you $300

I woke up at the crack of dawn to head to Pierre Trudeau airport to catch at 6:30am flight back to New York City....

the central african franc: will i need a bag full of cash in gabon?

If you are traveling to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea or Gabon, you will need to...

a bird in the engine is worth two days in iraq

When one travels as much as I do you are bound to run into some travel issues. Whether it is the unfortunate confluence of...

the view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

flying north takes off

Entering the blogosphere is no small feat.  It means that one is responsible for saying something interesting on a regular basis.  And quite frankly,...

why do people graffiti historical places, and who is zoey?

Graffiti has been around for millennia. In perhaps what is a precursor to the personal public relations departments we all maintain via social media,...

i’m never flying through texas again: texas passes an airport anti-groping law

I ASK YOU, what is the point of getting pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration agent if you don’t get a little something-something...

the truth about americans traveling overseas

Today CNN posted a story entitled “Why more Americans don’t travel abroad.” It included some fun facts for travel nerds like myself: - 30% of...

laguardia airport: new york city’s travel embarrassment

Imagine an airport that is so dirty you wouldn't send your worst enemy to use the restroom. An airport with leaks in the ceiling,...

jet lag got you down?

We have all experienced jet lag at least once. On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, with a twelve hour time difference, it was...

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