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Finding a Friendly Face

Buenos Aires in the Spring…. So romantic but a really long way for a really short business trip! I just returned from my third tour of duty (translation: three-night stay). Still, it’s magic. Throngs of people hit the streets after … Continue reading

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Airplane Peeves

It seems a lot of people have posted the 10 (or 20 or 500) top things they don’t like about what happens inside an airplane.  For those of you who do not travel much, the broad brush strokes are that … Continue reading

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You Know the Drill

It’s 3 AM (it’s bound to be 3 AM somewhere), and there’s a noise that won’t stop.  Before I can figure out what the noise is, I need to figure out where I am.  Literally.  So I start at the … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Baggage

Well, sure we all do.  You can’t really pack effectively without it.  Just as supermarket cart contents reveals the real you to everyone in the checkout line, the luggage you drag through security says it all.  Tumi says, “I have … Continue reading

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MYOB

My clients send me first class for both domestic and international flights.  It makes more sense to have full meal service and arrive fresh, having slept on a flat-bed seat.  They also approve limo service for speedy airport transfers and … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Edge

FAQ: Do you get something everywhere you go, to remind you of the trip?  Well, I get a little older and feel a little more tired, so, YES! Yes, I do. It really is nice to bring something back from … Continue reading

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Read ‘Em and (Don’t) Weep

I choose travel reading material by weight.  Lest you think I mean intellectual vigor, no: I mean heft.  If Bazaar weighs less than Self, I’m self-less.  Hardcovers?  All reading material gets bounced like a newborn before receiving the nod.  There … Continue reading

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Ordinarily Really Delayed

I commute to Chicago on the big Greyhound in the sky.  O’Hare Airport is like Hotel California:  you can check in any time you like, but you can never leave.  Choosing a plane back to the New York area is … Continue reading

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Smiling Fool

“How ya doing.  Fine,” is a satisfying greeting in New York.  Any passerby will surely respond to you in tandem, “Fine.  You?”  Hardly effusive, it does rely on reassuring cultural norms and rituals.  All is well.  Greeting currency has its … Continue reading

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Throwing Momma From the Train

“But she has a ticket and there are seats.  Can’t you let her stay?”  An adjacent Amtrak ally pled my case, even though we both knew that vengeance would be swift and mercy out of the question.  “Nope.  You need … Continue reading

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