Paper Trails

Modern ticketing is somewhat different to traditional methods. Once there was a piece of paper for everything – bus tickets, train tickets and aircraft boarding passes. Now we either have a swipe card for regular travel or an internet style system (i.e.: on the smartphone) for the infrequent trips. Come August 2016 the paper ticketing […]

Cruise Packing

Some items are needed on every trip away. Some items are only for vacation. Some items depend on the type of vacation you are taking. For a cruise ship, which is meant to be the stress free time away from it all, it helps if you have the right little conveniences with you.   A […]

What Not to Pack On Vacation.

The old aphorism is to work smarter not harder. For travel this includes carful packing rather than heavy cases, which really is hard work. It is mildly frustrating to take items on vacation that you never use; it is very frustrating to get to the destination wishing you had thought to pack that item you […]

Airports to Consider Avoiding

Los Angeles, USA. The seventh busiest passenger airport in the world, though we have to admire the face the modern world can handle all that traffic. Apparently there is always construction work underway, and taxiing of planes is bothersome. Still, it has a few good restaurants, and is well known for plane spotters.   Kathmandu, […]

Items Banned from Import

Some foreign societies had strict limitation on what is allowed in their country. Common sense doesn’t cover some of these things.   Mountain Dew and some Citrus based carbonated drinks This is banned in many European countries and Japan. One ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is considered an unsafe food additive.   Chewing Gum Not […]