Category Archives: Planning

There’s a favorite app for that

Thousands of mobile apps are available to make life easier for travelers. Which ones work for you is a matter of personal choice. I won’t bother reviewing the more obvious and popular ones, but I’ve found the ones below especially … Continue reading

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Beyond the guidebooks

I’ve been traveling solo for eighteen straight weeks, twelve of those in Scotland and Portugal. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things that aren’t in the guidebooks: Never miss an opportunity to visit a restroom. You don’t know when … Continue reading

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Off the road

After twelve weeks in Europe, I decided to cut short my tour in order to address a family health concern in the U.S. (Side benefits include fall weather in the Midwest, college football and brewed coffee.) I’ll be posting on … Continue reading

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The key to the highway

The adventure begins. But before it could, I made a series of life-changing decisions. I left a company that bears my name. I retired from a forty-year career. I sold my house. I sold or donated most of my possessions, … Continue reading

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Staying connected

Thousands of websites and blogs are devoted to the promotion and review of communications devices for travelers. The information is complex and often technical. After spending hours researching laptops, tablets, mobile phones, SIM cards, carrier plans, mobile hotspots and more, … Continue reading

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Cards up my sleeve

Following the advice of several travel gurus, I developed my own 3-card system for making purchases. 1. No-fee credit card Depending upon the country, credit cards are often the most convenient way to pay. In 2012, I spent 10 days … Continue reading

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Travellin’ light

I got no bags and baggage to slow me down. Well, I’m travelling so fast my feet ain’t touching the ground. Travellin’ light. Travellin’ light. Well, I just can’t wait to be with my baby tonight. ―Cliff Richard & The … Continue reading

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