Travel in Uncertain Times

by Beth Whitman (February 8th, 2016)

It seems that every three to six months, something happens in the world to give us pause. Whether it’s a natural disaster, downturn in the economy, act of terrorism, local uprising, an upcoming election or some catastrophic event, for a moment, we may second-guess our travel plans. I’ve seen people cancel trips to Bangkok, Paris […]

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Favorite Photo Editing Apps

by Beth Whitman (December 4th, 2015)

I work from home and spend a lot of time by myself (except when I’m talking to others in my head – HA HA!) As a result, I’m not surrounded by the same osmosis that a lot of people get from an office environment. That can be a good great thing but I miss it […]

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Essentials for Running ~ Road ID

by Beth Whitman (September 11th, 2015)

It’s funny. I’ve been wanting to get this review/mention about Road ID up on the blog for a long time but have, frankly, been sidetracked with a lot of other things and it’s been lower down on the priority list (sorry, Road ID folks!). But after publishing yesterday’s post about running (and travel) and how […]

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Your Sixth Sense – A Matter of Life and Death?

by Beth Whitman (September 10th, 2015)

This summer I went to Jon’s family reunion in Watertown, New York, just about as far north in NY as you can get without being in Canada. Watertown’s got some charm to it. It’s home to an army base, Fort Drum, and sees lots of Canadian who come for the shopping deals. There are big […]

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Tips for Opting Out at the Airport

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2015)

With the exception of two times, I opt out of going through the millimeter wave scanners at airports in the U.S. Those two times were both when I was at an airport for a layover and had to leave the terminal and re-enter but had a tight connection and didn’t feel like I had time […]

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Why Travel Insurance is Important

by Beth Whitman (July 27th, 2015)

This post is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance. I’m happy to be working with these folks as it gives me an opportunity to talk about the importance of travel insurance for everyone. For years I’ve carried a policy that covers me for emergency needs during my international travels. Fortunately, I’ve never had to use it. […]

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How to Lose Weight on Vacation

by Beth Whitman (July 13th, 2015)

I started noticing a trend with myself over the past couple of years. I was losing weight when I traveled. Not a lot, but at least a couple of pounds. And it at beats the alternative of gaining weight! That is so antithetical to what you would think. But it’s true. I know this because […]

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Good News! Millennials Traveling More

by Beth Whitman (July 7th, 2015)

Each year since 2010, Allianz Travel Insurance has conducted a survey called the Vacation Confidence Index to determine how likely people will travel each summer. This year produced some interesting results. They found that more Americans will take a vacation this summer but will spend less money on their travels. (Vacation is defined as a […]

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Are Full Body Scanners Safe?

by Beth Whitman (June 23rd, 2015)

I’ve written the past couple of weeks about the TSA Pre✓ program and the Global Entry program. Both are great for frequent travelers who want to get through lines at the airport more quickly. If you’re like me, however, you’ll avoid these programs because you must be fingerprinted in order to be part of them. Call […]

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The ABC’s of Global Entry

by Beth Whitman (June 16th, 2015)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about TSA Pre✓ when I realized that not everyone knows what this expedited screening process is. But what goes hand in hand with TSA Pre✓ is Global Entry, another expedited program. This one allows you to get through customs lines in the U.S. upon arrival on an international flight. […]

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