Beating Hotel Internet Charges Internationally

Beating Hotel Internet Charges Internationally

We wrote last week about strategies to minimize the cost of internet access when traveling domestically.  We have also written about how to minimize the cost of data access through your cell phone while out of the country.  But there are some further considerations when you’re trying to use a laptop or other (non-phone) device […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 December

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 December

Good morning Our Poseidon Arctic Expedition next May continues to get strong support.  Another four people joined this week, and we now have ten coming along – nearly all of whom are taking advantage of the three free days of bonus cruising at the start of the cruise. There’s been another positive development to the […]

A Way to Avoid Rip-Off Wi-Fi Fees in Hotels (and Airports)

A Way to Avoid Rip-Off Wi-Fi Fees in Hotels (and Airports)

Remember the bad old days when hotels would charge outrageous rates to use the in-room phones?  But when did you last use a hotel phone – of course you use your cell phone instead. Now think of the bad days at present when some hotels will charge ridiculous fees to allow you to access their […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 December

Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 December

Good morning Wow!  There’s been a lot of interest and response to our May 2015 Poseidon Arctic Expedition.  We now have six passengers signed up for this wonderful voyage from Europe and Scotland, up through the Faroes, north of the Arctic Circle and around Iceland. Three of our group have already been on eight previous […]

How to Minimize Your Phone's International Data Consumption and Cost

How to Minimize Your Phone’s International Data Consumption and Cost

If you’re traveling out of the country, your smartphone can be both an invaluable aid and also a dangerously expensive luxury, potentially running up many thousands of dollars in unexpected data usage charges. You need to do two things so as to avoid the risk of coming home to find a phone bill greater than […]

Poseidon Polar Cruise Becoming Even Better

Poseidon Polar Cruise Becoming Even Better

Last week I announced our first ever ‘Expedition cruise’ on the inaugural sailing of Poseidon Expedition’s new ship, Sea Spirit, in May 2015. With a great itinerary and wonderful value, it is a very exciting opportunity to see parts of the world that few tourists manage to visit, and places which even fewer people can […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 November

Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 November

Good afternoon or evening My plans to write last night rather collapsed after a lovely large Thanksgiving meal and a glass or three of wine.  Oh well….. Here’s a quick little something for later in your Friday instead, and of course, there was also the unscheduled special email earlier in the week about our expedition […]

Stop Press :  Amazing Luxury Arctic Expedition Cruise Deal Next May

Stop Press : Amazing Luxury Arctic Expedition Cruise Deal Next May

Good evening (or any other time of day) I’ve just completed putting together something so great that it couldn’t wait until Friday to share with you (particularly because it is happening fairly soon – next May). It really is just a coincidence that this is coming to you right around the rush (or should that […]

A New Slimline Business Backpack

A New Slimline Business Backpack

There are some things we travelers always need to compromise on, and how we transport the things we must travel with is perhaps one of the greatest compromises of all. Ideally, we’d travel like the ruling classes in the nineteenth century, with steamer trunks full of everything we might possibly need, and a retinue of […]

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