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The “Lived” Travel Experience

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Travel Delays

Whether you are an experienced or novice traveler, travel delays are inevitable.  My career as an international flight attendant began in the late '80s when American Airlines was known as the "on-time machine."  Even back then, I remember plenty of flight delays. ...

Travels impact on children.

Last week I wrote about traveling with Children.  This week I’d like to focus on the impact travel can have on children who become Third Culture Kids.  According to Wikipedia, a “Third culture kid” (TCK) is a term used to refer to children raised in a culture other...

Traveling with Children.

My daughter was recently traveling and called to tell me that a screaming baby and mom were seated behind her, and the baby kept kicking her seat.  We've all heard horror stories of babies and children traveling on airplanes that make such a scenario a nightmare. ...

What is a Real ID?

In 2005, congress passed a Real ID standard which sets minimum security standards for states issuing licenses.  This was done to bolster security after 9/11.  This requirement was scheduled to take effect as far back as 2008 and has been pushed several times.  The...

Winter travel-Ski trips.

Happy Holidays!  It's Christmas weekend, but there's still plenty of winter left, at least until the end of February.  A winter trip is still an option if you've missed the ball on your Christmas gift.  I went to Aspen, Colorado, for my first planned winter vacation a...

Local laws while traveling.

If you've been paying any attention to the news lately, you will recall the issues some LGBTQIA members and their supporters have been having while in Doha, Qatar, attending the World Cup.  This stark reminder that travelers must be aware of local laws is essential. ...

Is black travel different?

While there will be many different opinions on the topic, I believe that black travel is different. Historically travel brands have excluded black and brown-skinned people in their marketing photos and videos. In recent years, there has been a plethora of travel media...

Is it safe to travel?

One of the most asked questions I get about traveling is whether a destination is safe for travel.  Historically it has been asked regarding the safety of traveling to a foreign country.  More recently, it was associated with Covid and the safety precautions of...

Travel Programs

If you’re well-traveled, there are a few resources to know that will make your travels more manageable and less problematic.  Most people have heard of TSA PreCheck as it is so visible at airport security lines.  However, a few other trusted traveler programs are...

Has travel changed?

There’s no doubt in my mind that travel has changed since Covid.  It seems people now have a sense of urgency to travel.  Covid has reminded many people of their mortality, and many now feel like they need to make up for the past two years of being unable to travel...