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About Ned Levi

Ned S. Levi has traveled the world as an engineer and business executive. He is the founder of NSL Associates, a Tech Consulting company, and is a well known professional photographer specializing in travel and wildlife photography. Ned writes about photography in the NSL Travel Photography Blog.

Bicycle safety when touring in US cities

Touring a city on a rental bicycle is great way to see its sights. In Europe bicycling is safe and easy. In the US, it's easy, but not as safe. Ned Levi discusses US bicycle safety issues.
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    Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

Millions of lives depend on the work of air traffic controllers daily, yet according to the National Academy of Sciences, the FAA is failing to ensure the air traffic controllers aren't severely fatigued on the job, and unable to keep air passengers safe.
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    New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

A friend of mine found out about United's new carry-on size limits the hard way. He had to run back to the ticket counter to check it in because it was too wide.

Shouldn’t Internet access be free at all hotels?

Why is it that economy hotels have free in-room Internet access and luxury hotels charge for the service?

Is it it time to ban smoking at casinos?

In my experience, smoke permeates every area in most every casino-hotel which permits any smoking in their casinos.
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    Are hotel towel “reuse” programs saving the environment — or the bottom line?

Are hotel towel “reuse” programs saving the environment — or the bottom line?

Hotels trumpet how they want guests' help in conserving water by forgoing changing towels and sheets. I don't know about you, but I can't help but think it's nothing more than a euphemism for "Save Our Bottom Line" — at least for many hotels I've used.

Why don’t airlines enforce their carry-on baggage rules?

You’re used to seeing Ned Levi’s column here on Monday, but today it gets a new name: Getting Around. Ned will explore the rules, regulations and policies that make travel better — and worse — and will offer his expert insights into having a better trip.

3 additional rules for packing checked luggage defensively

Not only is packing defensively essential for air travelers due to government and airline liability standards, but due to the amount of electronic gear most air travelers take when away from home, rough treatment of checked and sometimes carry-on luggage, and airline luggage mishandling. Ned Levi discusses packing defensively to counter these problems.

5 rules for packing checked luggage defensively

Many air travelers think there’s nothing worse than having arrived at their destination airport, waiting at the baggage carousel while everyone else picks up their luggage, only to find their bag was lost, ripped or torn; or, when they open their baggage in their hotel, find broken or missing items.