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Uber Does Not Know Where You’re Going – Do You?

I enjoy using Uber, the ever-expanding car service that allows you to use your mobile device to order a town car on demand, estimate cost in real-time, and pay automatically at the end of the ride (gratuity included). One of my favorite features is being able to estimate cost based on real-time traffic and actual…

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Handy Uses for Binder Clips for Travel (and at Home Too)

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I was digging around in my freezer this morning looking for frozen fruit.  I wanted to make a smoothie to drink on my way to the airport.  As I rummaged through the bottom freezer bin I thought “there has to be a better way to deal with this mess”. I remembered a gem I found on the…

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Double Check Your Travel Geography When Booking

A distressed passenger is suing British Airways after he thought he booked a ticket to Granada, Spain but instead was bound for Grenada – in the Caribbean – because his travel geography and that of the reservation agent did not align. While many on social media and message boards are crying “frivolous”, it forced me to…

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Free City Tours

Recently I completed a cruise vacation in the Black Sea region that included a number of ports with limited online travel information.  Not wanting to rely on a limited selection of cruise line shore excursions to see a smaller port, I road tested something new popping up in some destinations – free city tours given by…

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Packing Lists on Pinterest

One way that I’ve effectively curtailed my desire to overpack is the strategic use of Pinterest for capsule wardrobe ideas.  I’ve curated an entire Pinterest board of various mix-and-match packing lists for various types of trips and trip lengths. Jetsetter’s Pinterest Packing Lists   I might not own the exact items on the list.  But I…

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