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Travel Talk

Travel Talk: This service provides an easy – and speedy – way to recover lost items

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I wrote my very first Travel Talk column in Dec. 2007. It was about my much-loved cell phone, a dandy of a flip phone, which fell out of my pocket onto my seat on the first leg of a trip to London. We figured it out in the lounge in Philly, waiting for our Gatwick connection. Bud took over, ran to customer service and ultimately got my phone back – …

Travel Talk: Technology can help steer you in the right direction on a road trip

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With gas prices at an amazingly low level, I bet lots of you readers are planning road trips this year. And with technology advancing at warp speed and prices for tech gadgets dropping fast, I have no doubt that lots of you will rely on a GPS, whether it is a hand-held or in-dash version, to help you navigate the highways and byways. …

Travel Talk: Some tips so you can hit the road like a pro

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bud and I just finished a 1,500-mile drive south to Florida. It’s our third year being snowbirds, and you’d think we’ve have the routine down pat . . . nary a problem the entire way to Cape Coral. But . . . not! Whether it was overconfidence, or just inattention to details, we had a few problems that could have gone very bad. …

Travel Talk: Before your next big trip, do some research

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Whether it’s domestic or foreign, travel presents the opportunity to learn about new cultures, experience the stunning variety of geography around the world, and even get a history lesson or two. Bud and I have found that more …

Travel Talk: Keep your weight in check while traveling

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Some people can go on vacation and indulge in all manner of eating and drinking without gaining an ounce. Sadly, Bud and I don’t belong to that fortunate group. Beignets in New Orleans, Pina Coladas in the Caribbean and those yummy sauces in Paris – no matter! For …

Travel Talk: Make an educated choice when it comes to credit cards

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Every year about this time, Bud and I do a credit card “review” to make sure we have the best deal possible on the cards that work best for our lifestyle and travel plans. Why now? It’s anniversary time! We first got our main card (an airline affinity …

'Question is, should you stay or should you go?'

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bud and I both have serious cases of electionitis avoidis gravis. In 2008, we spent much of the run-up to the national elections in Australia. It was delightfully free of political ads as well as fascinating to get the Aussie take on all the hoo-ha. This time around …

Going overseas? Check your visa

Sunday, September 2, 2012

‘ I adore interesting statistics and the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler has a fascinating mega-display of international travel stats (pages 95-98). Would you believe New Hampshire made the display? Seems that while the number of Americans holding passports has tripled to almost 13 million, the percentage …