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Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 April, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 April, 2017

Good morning Are you thinking about joining us on our Christmas Markets cruise this December?  Several people have written to say they love the concept, but are turned away by the thought of the cold.  That is understandable, but needn’t become an obstacle to enjoying the experience. Certainly, as we emerge from our winter and […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 April, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 April, 2017

Good morning Yes!  I’ve now published the full details for this year’s Christmas Markets cruise along the Danube.  It promises to be the best cruise yet – both the cruise itself, and the pre and post touring, too.  Unlike airlines, Amawaterways keeps improving their ships and service, and I do my best to build on […]

Christmas Markets Cruise - Better than Ever Before

Christmas Markets Cruise – Better than Ever Before

Our Christmas Markets cruises are always popular, and each year I try to improve on the previous year’s experience.  With this being at least the tenth time we have offered the experience, you might think there is little left to change or improve. We think we can and we think we have indeed improved things.  […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 April, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 April, 2017

Good morning Amazon came out with a wonderful short-term sale on its tablets.  I’ve reviewed both their entry-level 7″ tablet and their greatly enhanced 8″ tablet before, and so I add a short item after this weekly roundup that basically records the deal and links you to the earlier reviews. Amazon’s sale drops the 8″ […]

Always a Good Deal - Temporarily a Great Deal

Always a Good Deal – Temporarily a Great Deal

Amazon’s 8″ screened tablet has been placed on special, and for a short time is only $69.99 rather than $89.99. Even if you’ve bought one or two before, at that price, it becomes hard to resist the temptation to buy another one (or two!). Amazon has also put their 7″ screened tablet on sale, dropping […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 March, 2017

Good morning After several weeks of pressing distractions, I’m back this week with the probably final (sixth) part of my series on the future of transportation. This week, it is time to look at the nonsense and hype surrounding flying cars.  While the abstract concept of a dual purpose vehicle has enormous appeal, the reality […]

Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again - Part 6

Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again – Part 6

Part 6 :  Are Flying Cars the Future or a Folly? This is a further part in our article series on how we have a new opportunity for the United States to once again take a position of world leadership in transportation. In part one, we looked back at three previous periods of American greatness, […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Good morning What a crazy week it has been, with the TSA managing to set a new low for inanity and insanity. We’ve seen some terrible things in the past – with the worst perhaps being the global ban on all electronics on all flights, and their extended insistence on subjecting us to potentially dangerous […]

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The TSA has banned passenger flying from ten specific airports to the US from taking any electronic items larger than a cell phone into the cabin with them.  The airports are in Cairo, Istanbul, Kuwait City, Doha, Casablanca, Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UK followed with a similar but not identical ban.  […]

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