You call that distracted driving?

On a trip back to college from my home town one weekend, I noticed a gentleman engrossed in the

By |August 27th, 2014|What were they thinking?|2 Comments

Every traveler should be a houseguest – but can you handle it?

You know that saying about houseguests and fish? It’s true — both begin to smell after three days.

Sometimes, it

By |August 26th, 2014|What's my problem?|3 Comments

How do you handle overly talkative strangers?

I have a friend who loves to chat with her in-flight seatmates. After seemingly every trip, she tells me

By |August 25th, 2014|Don't go there|2 Comments

Excuse me, is that your luggage in my overhead bin?

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By |August 24th, 2014|Away is Home Newsletter|0 Comments

What do you do during Orlando’s Frozen summer?

In August, there’s only one certainty in Orlando: the heat.

It is always there, damp and overpowering. Morning, noon and

By |August 23rd, 2014|The Elliotts are here|5 Comments

Excuse me, may I take your picture?

Question: I’m visiting France this fall and planning to take lots of photos. I hear there are laws against

By |August 22nd, 2014|Question and Answer|4 Comments

Why waste money on a first class seat?

There are times when flying First Class is actually worth the ridiculous extra price. But it’s not always just

By |August 21st, 2014|Travel smackdown|12 Comments

Does your right to free speech end when your vacation begins?

The plea for help came from a woman who was on a guided tour recently. She’d experienced a few problems with the product, from poor organization to surly service. Along the way, she exercised her right to free speech by criticizing every aspect of the vacation.

By |August 20th, 2014|What were they thinking?|11 Comments

Hey, that’s my overhead bin space!

On a packed flight from Italy to New York, I saw an argument between two passengers that’s hard to forget.

By |August 19th, 2014|What's my problem?|47 Comments

‘Fess up: Is the lost-and-found your personal lending library?

Picture this: You’re on a long road trip. One evening, you reach into your rollaboard to retrieve your $19

By |August 18th, 2014|Don't go there|6 Comments
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