Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 May 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 May 2016

Good morning If you’re lucky, you’ll be going somewhere nice for Memorial Day Weekend.  If you’re very lucky, you’ll be staying home.  Travel – on the roads and in the air – is projected to be either at an all time high, or perhaps the second highest level ever.  I’m in the very […]

Emergency Power for your Phone

Emergency Power for your Phone

The leapfrog match between the ever-increasing power requirements of our smartphones and the ever-increasing power capacities of their batteries – overlaid with a desire to make phones and therefore their batteries ever smaller – means that sometimes, new model phones have even fewer hours of life than older phones.  For example, the new […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 May 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 May 2016

Good morning Was this the week when every passenger’s frustration boiled over, and we spontaneously all resolved not to accept two hour (and sometimes longer!) waits to go through security any more?  If it wasn’t, it sure should have been, and an eruption of news stories told tales of woe (and, worse, missed […]

The Best Place to Focus - and Solve - Your TSA Frustration

The Best Place to Focus – and Solve – Your TSA Frustration

We’ve been gloomily predicting appallingly long lines to get through airport security this summer, and while the summer is yet to be fully upon us, the reality of these predictions exploded into full public view earlier this week. Reports came out of hundreds of flights needing to be delayed so as to give […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 May 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 May 2016

Good morning It has been a busy week for the best possible reason – we now have eight people who rushed to join our Bucharest to Budapest Balkan cruise in late August.  Six of them have traveled with me before (including one lady who will be on her seventh Travel Insider tour!) and […]

Send the DoT a Submission in Support of Granting Approval to Norwegian Air International

Send the DoT a Submission in Support of Granting Approval to Norwegian Air International

Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe and flies to over 100 cities, mainly within western Europe.  It also operates a few flights between the US and Europe, with a fleet of 10 nearly new 787s supporting the airline’s long-haul services with 30 more on order. It also has […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 April 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 April 2016

Good morning Very exciting news this morning.  I’ve regularly been asked to offer another Travel Insider tour of the Eastern Danube, through the Balkans between Budapest and Bucharest.  The 2007 tour I operated was so popular that it sold out and people were on a waitlist for it, but I’ve held off doing […]

Balkan Cruise from Bucharest to Budapest  Aug/Sep 2016

Balkan Cruise from Bucharest to Budapest Aug/Sep 2016

One of the most requested Travel Insider tours has been for a repeat of our 2007 cruise along the Danube east of Budapest. Now, after nine long years of waiting, we have it available again!  (In case you’re wondering why we delayed so long, there were some problems with the itineraries being offered […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 April 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 April 2016

Good morning It was an exciting week this week.  I generally choose to book international travel about three months prior to departure, and so, a little ahead of schedule, I booked the flights for myself and my daughter Anna to go to France for our lovely French river cruise in Bordeaux, this coming […]

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