Archive for the "Technology and Travel" category

Women Travelers and Whole Body Scanners

by Beth Whitman (September 13th, 2010)

Earlier this year, the TSA began its rollout of 450 advanced imaging technology whole body scanners at airports. These scanners aim to provide more security for passengers and crew as they can identify items that the current metal detectors cannot. I wrote about whole body scanners after Chris Elliott and Steve Frischling were issued subpoenas […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: Asus Eee Netbook

by Beth Whitman (August 18th, 2010)

I purchased my Asus Eee Netbook earlier this year before heading out on a 5-week journey through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Bhutan. Prior to that trip, I had never taken a laptop on an international adventure. This is mainly because I do all of my work on my laptop (I switched to a MAC a […]

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Making a list, checking it twice – Preparing for 5 weeks of travel!

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2010)

I leave in about 48 hours for Hanoi. (Aaaaaah!) But Vietnam isn’t the only country I’ll be visiting in the next 5 weeks. I’ll also be in Cambodia, Thailand and Bhutan. It appears that temps will range from the 90s in Bangkok and Saigon to the 30s (at night) in Thimphu, Bhutan. As the queen […]

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Knock Knock. Who’s There? The Feds.

by Beth Whitman (January 4th, 2010)

The three-ring circus currently known as the TSA has been issuing directives and statements over the last week+ in an effort, we can only assume, to keep us safe after Umar Farouk AbdulMuttalaban attempted to blow up a NWA flight bound for Detroit. It appears, however, that they’ve only managed to confuse the situation and […]

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One-Way Ticket to Ride

by Beth Whitman (September 21st, 2009)

I recently made reservations for a multi-city domestic trip. Using Expedia, I plugged in my destinations and let it spit out the best fares. I nearly had a heart attack at the final cost. So, I tried something that I hadn’t done in years. I took a look at the cost of the one-way fares […]

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STA Intern Videos – A Total Hoot!

by Beth Whitman (March 19th, 2009)

At any given time, I usually have an intern or two helping me out with Wanderlust and Lipstick projects. They get to learn about travel writing and the business side of travel and I get help from some really cool gals who are studying or working in areas where my skills might be a little […]

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Medical Tourism, Stem Cells and U.S. Policy

by Beth Whitman (March 16th, 2009)

More than a year ago, I wrote about having visited my friend, Amy, in Delhi while she was there receiving stem cell treatment for a long-misdiagnosed case of Lyme disease. Amy writes about her recovery in extensive detail at Healthcarehacks. By the time I saw her, Amy had already been receiving treatment for just over […]

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Hit Me with Your Best Shot

by Beth Whitman (May 12th, 2008)

During the month of May, you have the chance to win a monopod from Xshot! First, I have to say that this is one of the most fun travel accessories I’ve tested out ever. And, it’s the perfect item for solo travelers to carry along in their day bag. Entering the contest is easy: 1. […]

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MetroSafe Product Review Video

by Beth Whitman (March 10th, 2008)

The MetroSafe 200 from PacSafe is a shoulder bag with a wire reinforced shoulder strap and slashproof panels. Hear why else it’s one of the best shoulder bags I’ve come across. See more Wander Gear reviews. Read my travel blog on at the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Join other Wanderlusters and help make this the most […]

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Camera Decision Follow Up

by Beth Whitman (December 17th, 2007)

Thanks to everyone who piped up about what camera I should carry on my upcoming trip to India. I spent a half day at Fry’s and Best Buy chatting with the knowledgeable salesmen about my options. Unfortunately, as so often happens, the most knowledgeable guy (at Best Buy) also confused the heck out of me. […]

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