The moment I cracked open the old box, memories started to pour out, unstoppable.read more
Change can be difficult.read more
This is me last week, giving an impromptu speech at an American Society of Travel Agents event last week in Nairobi. I’m not exactly a great orator. I prefer to be the guy holding the microphone and letting my sources talk. But all in all, it went pretty well, considering eight hours of jetlag and sweltering temperatures.read more
Call it the ultimate road trip.read more
It only takes an 8,000-mile flight and a six-hour ride down a dirt road, but you can get away from everything. And sometimes, it’s worth it.read more
“They’re on to you, Dad,” chirped my 10-year-old daughter, who is wise beyond her years and can sometimes be a little sarcastic. She’d just heard the president declare journalists the “enemy of the American people,” and since I’m a journalist, am I not the enemy?read more
Be a smarter traveler
My latest book, How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) is the instruction manual for your next trip.
It’s full of actionable advice, lists and answers to the most common and most perplexing travel questions. I break through the frustration of every imaginable aspect of a trip at each step of the way.
The book shows you how to save time and money and prevent hassles. I share my favorite shortcuts, tips on where bargains can be had (and which offers are too good to be true) and ways to avoid being harassed by such travel irritants as onerous contracts or aggressive timeshare salespeople.
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