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Travel Minute — How To Travel Without Any Luggage

Try to imagine this. You’re setting off a short trip to New York City, and you’d rather not carry luggage. Any luggage. In fact,Read More

Travel Minute — The Problem with Uber’s ‘Surge’ Pricing Model

It seems logical: The car service Uber raises and lowers prices depending on the demand for rides at certain times. Called “surge pricing,” theRead More

Travel Minute — One Little Detail Your Bank Doesn’t Tell You About Using  ATMs Abroad

My friend Sarah in Minnesota is very meticulous. Before she took a trip to Europe, she was careful to notify her bank that she’dRead More

Travel Minute — How to Become a VIP At a Restaurant

This is a repeat of a commentary first broadcast Oct. 22, 2015.   Yesterday I described an app called “I Know the Chef” thatRead More

Travel Minute — TripAdvisor is the 900-Pound Gorilla In the Room

This is a repeat of a commentary first broadcast Oct. 2, 2015.   You may find it hard to imagine planning travel without checkingRead More

Travel Minute — Protecting Yourself From Bogus Rental Car Damage Claims

This is a repeat of a commentary that originally aired Oct. 16, 2015.   There are few things worse while traveling than returning aRead More

Travel Minute — Meet America’s Friendliest Cities

This is a repeat of a commentary originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2015.   I’ve shared with regular listeners of my “Travel Minute” howRead More

Travel Minute — Should a Restaurant Limit Your Stay at a Table?

About 18 months ago, I was surprised to be told at a very nice London restaurant that I’d have to vacate my table inRead More

Travel Minute — It Was Another Strange Year in Travel

It’s been another strange year in travel. Here are some of the more unusual stories from 2015. We talked about the trend toward eliminatingRead More

Travel Minute — What’s Behind the ‘Go Be Kind’ Tour?

A former London stock broker decided to quit his job to travel the world relying on the kindness of strangeness. His goal: To inspireRead More