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Food for long duration airplane flights to eat and avoid

As the quote goes, "You are what you eat." Ned Levi discusses what foods and drinks air travelers should eat and drink and what to avoid before flying and while inflight.
By |September 9th, 2013|Columns|5 Comments|

Cruise options for travelers who have no interest in mainstream cruising

Many people who haven't cruised, or have had a bad experience on an early cruised, have written off cruising as a viable travel choice. Ned Levi discusses some potential alternatives to mainstream cruising, which may be worth considering by travelers who've decided, to date, to never consider cruising.
By |August 26th, 2013|Columns|14 Comments|

United Airlines at EZE: Is this any way to run an airline and an airport?

Ned Levi tells his story of a United Airlines flight leaving Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the US, and the trouble encountered at check-in, security, and gate rescreening. It's a story of absurdity, surreal circumstances, crazy security, and airline officials gone mad.
By |January 7th, 2013|Columns|19 Comments|

15 travel emergency kit basics

Superstorm Sandy stranded countless travelers in the northeastern area of the US, which points to the need for all travelers to have an emergency kit. Ned Levi has information for you to create an emergency kit for travelers with his list of his top 15 traveler emergency kit basics.
By |November 5th, 2012|Columns|6 Comments|

Can we really enjoy travel without knowing history?

Without a knowledge of history and cultures, can travel be more than merely looking at snapshots of places and things that can be just as easily and often better seen in videos and photos?
By |August 17th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

Is airline food worth the risk?

In light of the news about needles found in the sandwiches on four Delta Airlines flights last week, Ned Levi examines airline food safety in the US where both TSA and the FDA have watchdog responsibilities to ensure airline food is safe, secure, and fit for consumption.
By |July 23rd, 2012|Columns|10 Comments|

What you need to know about sending your child on a plane flight alone

Sometimes parents have little choice, but to send their children to a distant location via airplane, alone, unaccompanied by a parent or other relative. Ned Levi follows up his column about serious problems of Chloe Boyce's Southwest Airlines trip, unaccompanied by her mother, with information and suggestions about sending your child on a plane flight alone.
By |January 2nd, 2012|Columns|6 Comments|

Top airports for healthy food

Airport food and healthy don't seem to go together. But these days, the healthy offerings are getting better and more and more outlets are providing at least some healthy choices on their menus.
By |December 27th, 2011|Today|11 Comments|

More healthy tips for those leaving on a jet plane

Last week Ned Levi discussed healthy tips for travelers when flying. This week Ned is back with more healthy tips concerning food while flying, “airline carrier colds,” ear pain, and the infamous “aircraft infection zone.”
By |October 24th, 2011|Columns|7 Comments|

What we’re reading: SFO to reopen T2, Titanic anniversary voyage, food and wine festivals

SFO to reopen up-to-date T2 terminal, Titanic anniversary voyage doubled, five great food and wine festivals