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How to Prepare for an International Trip

Over the past 2 years, I’ve compiled a list of items I always take care of prior to departure and what to pack for an international trip. What am I missing? Comment below… Prior to Departure: -Set cell phone voicemail passcode/pin to retrieve messages remotely (Using Skype, call your # and during...

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International MiFi Rental Deal (Groupon)

XCom Global just announced a 3 day sale for 3 or 7 day rentals through Groupon: http://www.groupon.com/deals/xcom-global-4 Only $19.99 for 3 day or $49.99 for 7 day rental (plus $29.99 for shipping). Additional days are $14.95 per day. I highly recommend it in a previous post and wanted to make sure...

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Geotagging (GPS) your Smartphone Photos

When looking back at pictures from a trip sometimes you wish you could of known where the photo was taken. With the help of smartphones, we now have the option to include GPS coordinates to map out the location. Traveling abroad most people don’t want to incur roaming charges so...

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Voice & Text: Traditional vs. High Tech Options

While traveling the world you become more aware of how traditional options to stay in contact aren’t as feasible to use in all places. A couple of factors are coverage, cost and ease of use. During my normal day, I place calls on my cell phone to talk with friends &...

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Hertz Supercars: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

While in San Diego for a weekend this past July, I decided to rent the Corvette Stingray that Hertz just added to their fleet. Upon arrival, it was waiting for me just outside the Gold Booth. I grabbed the keys from the booth and off I went. It was delivered to...

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Asia Sampler 2014: Part 3

Part 3: Our adventure home from BKK-LAX with stops in Hong Kong and Seoul BKK-HKG THAI Air TG600 Royal Silk Class: When we woke up at 5AM in Bangkok it was the final sprint of the trip with 35 hours to go until LAX. We had to get to Seoul for our flight back to...

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Asia Sampler 2014: Part 2

Part 2: Intra-Asia Flights TPE-KUL EVA Air BR227 Premium Laurel Class: After an overnight stay at the Novotel TPE hotel we were off to Kuala Lumpur. We went to the EVA Air Lounge to grab a small bite to eat prior to the flight but after a large breakfast at the hotel...

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Asia Sampler 2014: Part 1

Planning: It started when I heard that United miles would be devaluing in February 2014 and we didn’t get tickets to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. My brother already booked the week off from work so we had to come up with Plan B. We both had plenty of...

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TripIt

It’s been a busy year for travel and there is always a hiccup here and there. Air travel is not perfect. TripIt Pro ($49/yr) offers monitoring of all your flights and it’s saved me twice where the app notifies me about a cancellation faster than the airline can send an...

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Inflight WiFi

Technology has evolved so rapidly in the past 15 years and today we are able to stay connected at 35,000 feet on commercial airlines. One of my latest flights blew me away. While enroute from Los Angeles to Taipei on EVA Air over the Pacific I was able to connect to...