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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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