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Six Business Travel Tips for New Business Travelers

By     |    Feb 7, 2013
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Business travel, oh business travel. For some, it’s a chance to see the world. For others, it’s a slog to be endured. Most of the time, it’s somewhere between the two extremes. Here are some ideas to make the most of traveling for work: It’s all about miles. Miles are what makes the business traveler’s world go ’round. It’s all about miles. Miles get you upgrades and “free” trips. Miles […]

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“Direct” Flight to London

By     |    Sep 20, 2012
Posted in: Air Travel, England, London, Travel, Wisconsin     |    No Comments

We wanted a direct flight when flying to London, didn’t want to transfer. Of course, no flight is truly direct. Here’s what we went through to get from A (Lake Geneva, WI, USA) to B (London, England, UK). Drive to Harvard, IL (40 minutes) Our travel day started with a drive into Illinois. We had been staying with my mom in Wisconsin. She was nice enough to get us through […]

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The Push To Alaska

By     |    Jun 7, 2012
Posted in: Air Travel, Alaska, Schedule     |    15 Comments

I’ve wanted the trip to aim towards Alaska since we first envisioned it. We’re on our way north now, but we’re having second thoughts. Things aren’t really lining up as perfectly as we thought. For one, a year just sounds like a lot of time, but given 50 states, if you spend a week in each, there goes your year. It feels like we’re running out of time. Meanwhile, fun […]

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Uncle Al’s Traveling Craft Scissors: #TSAfail

By     |    Nov 28, 2011
Posted in: Air Travel     |    2 Comments

“What about the 4-inch rule? The blade is under 4 inches,” I said to the knowledgeable, well-trained, and intelligent TSA agent. “But this is a KNIFE. The 4-inch rule only applies to scissors,” he explained to me, a feeble-minded, annoying, likely terrorist. “See that,” he pointed to my Leatherman Micra, “that’s a knife blade.” Well, that depends on your definition of a knife. Crocodile Dundee would not agree. It’s a […]

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