Oct 092015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 October 2015

Good morning You know, we travelers are among the most imposed upon groups in the world, ‘voluntarily’ spending way too much of our money on things we neither want nor need, and for which we receive no value. I’m not talking so much about the insulting fees imposed on us by airlines, nor […]

Oct 022015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 October 2015

Good morning October again, already.  And to celebrate the start of my birthday month, which is also the start of our 15th year of continual service, and my (ugh!) looming 60th birthday due to occur near the end of October there’s a lot of special stuff for you this morning.  What first? Would […]

Sep 242015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 September 2015

Good morning Today sees Apple’s latest iPhone 6s models hitting the stores, and, predictably, some people started lining up outside the stores a couple of days ago.  One has to wonder – is Apple quietly paying some of these people to do such a thing?  Or are they just so bereft of a […]

Sep 102015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 September 2015

Good morning Expectations were high at the Apple product launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday morning.  Well, while many articles are opening with that lede, the truth is that expectations are almost always high whenever Apple holds a product launch. The added frisson today was that Apple staged the event at a […]

Sep 032015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 September 2015

Good morning Thursday was a watershed day – the first time since the coming of summer that I had to turn on the heaters in the morning.  Only a couple of weeks ago, the a/c was straining to control the 85°+ heat outside, and all of a sudden, without any graceful transition, we’re […]

Aug 202015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 August 2015

Good morning An unusual feature article this week, and in two parts.  Friends visited Tanzania in January, and have been eagerly and excitedly badgering me ever since – to write about it, to go there myself, and perhaps even to take a Travel Insider tour there. As you may have sensed, Africa has […]

Jul 162015
Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 July 2015

Good morning I included a short piece last week about your rights if/when hotels are overbooked and refuse to accept your confirmed reservation. It attracted quite a lot of interest, comments and questions, and so I’ve massively increased it in size (now at 4000 words!) and republished it as a standalone article. Unlike […]

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