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MSNBC Travel Quiz

Think you know everything about travel? Do you know what a billabong is? Or where Pike’s Peak is located? Part of travel writing is identifying new and emerging trends and hot destinations. More than that, also having prior travel on existing ones. Of course you know simple things like the […]

Coverage of the New Airline Travel Rules

My folks are flying tomorrow, so I’m reading up on the latest rules regarding air travel to help them with a few packing pointers. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the major media coverage, plus links to what certain travel blogs are talking about: The TSA explains Where We […]

Scouring the earth for travel video

For those of you that are technologically inclined (or obsessed) enough to lug a camcorder along on your travels, you might be interested in what the boys at are doing. The bare-bones site publishes short travel videos on a regular basis. Be sure to check out the Namibia safari […]


Hey, are there any of you single travel lovers out there taking a flight in the next few days? Check this out: Want a free lifetime membership to Airtroductions? A major TV news show wants to follow two people meeting on Airtroductions in the next 48 hours. If you are […]

Three Cool Things: #3 Flying Cloud Blog

Ummm…I’ll have their job! Brian, our heroine, and their dog Curtis are driving around the country blogging about their travels in a remodeled 1963 Airstream named Flying Cloud. Does it get any better than that? Yes. They’re poker players. I only just found out about their blog. But so far, […]

Three Cool Things: #2 Slingbox

Now, this came out last year, but it was the first time I heard about since I’m new to a TiVo home. And it’s perfect for travelers who can’t even think of missing their TV shows back home. Slingbox As I was shown, the software downloads on to your computer […]

Three Cool Things: #1 PocketMod

Here are three cool things that crossed my desk this week. PocketMod: The Free Disposable Personal Organizer Put your organizational needs on paper, then fold it up and take it with you. Use it daily, weekly, or whenever. It all fits on one single sheet of paper. Create your own […]