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Safety and comfort advice for air travelers

Ned Levi discusses safety and comfort issues for air travelers, including the issues of severe turbulence for airplane passengers, and how to prevent injury if turbulence occurs, as well as a review of the new potential Paperclip armrest design, to help middle seat passengers in Economy.

FAA finally permits gate-to-gate PED use, but continues the phone call ban; whew!

The FAA will now permit the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) from gate to gate, but is continuing their ban on using them for phone calls while inflight. Ned Levi discusses the new rules for PED use in depth, and the continued ban on passengers using their PEDs to make phone calls while flying.
By |November 4th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

How business travelers can dump their laptops for an iPad

Many business travelers are using iPads for entertainment, touring, and some communication when away from home. Many are now trying to decide if they can leave their business laptops at home while traveling and instead use their iPads for work. Ned Levi examines whether or not that's possible for business travelers, and what hardware and software they might need to accomplish the transition.
By |February 11th, 2013|Columns|4 Comments|

Literature adds depth, wonder and understanding to travel

Over vacation week, I took my son on a grand vacation to Ireland. It was a week of castles, forts, churches and a whole lot of green fields and sheep. The trip was also an opportunity to dig deep to pull up those kernels of knowledge gleaned from various books read over the years. My son kept saying, “But how do you know that?” My answer – I read about it once.
By |May 5th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

Travel by the book, Part 3 — more literature that inspires travel

Editor: Here is the third (and final, for now) group of books selected by Laura as inspirational for travel. There is nothing like emptying an old bookcase to bring back memories of books that were inspirational. I hope you enjoy these novels as much as Laura did. And I hope that you find them as inspirational. Happy travels.

Travel by the book, Part 2 — more literature that inspires travel

Here are another six books that have inspired me to travel of the years. Over the years, the one thing guaranteed to hold my attention most in a book is a vivid description of somewhere I want to visit, or better yet a vivid presentation that creates a desire to visit a new place. Simply put, the location is, for me, the best character in the book.