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Feb 232018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Good morning First of all, a word about our touring schedule for the year.  We are starting to get down to the wire for the Triple K tour to Kiev, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this May, so if you’re thinking of coming, please let me know. Also, strangely, this year there’s not yet a lot of […]

Feb 162018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 February, 2018

Good morning It was another interesting week, some of which is reported for you below.  In addition, I’m adding three stand-alone articles. One observes how Disney amusement park ticket prices have been going up at a rate averaging three times that of inflation for the last five years, and almost always, going back as far […]

Feb 092018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 February, 2018

Good morning It has been another ‘interesting’ week; more of that below, of course.  And after writing a very lengthy piece about a nice program to improve headphone sound last week, I’m now offering you a lengthy piece about a subject that seemed even harder to grow into a 3,000+ word article – USB connecting […]

Jan 262018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 January, 2018

Good morning If you might be in the Seattle area on Saturday 24 February, or if you’d like to visit the city for a weekend, I’ll be giving a one hour presentation to close the first day of a two-day seminar/conference by the ‘Frequent Traveler University’, at the Crowne Plaza close to the airport. The […]

Jan 122018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 January, 2018

Good morning First, an exciting update on our 2018 touring schedule.  I’ve now put up the dates and details for our New Zealand ‘Epicurean Extravaganza’ tour, running from late October through mid November.  With a bit of care and belt-tightening on my part, I’ve managed to keep the price the same as it was two […]

Jan 052018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 January, 2018

Good morning I hope your 2018 is off to a great start, and that if you watched a fireworks display, it was spectacular, but not in the sense that this display was. Can I first talk about our Travel Insider tours for 2018. Our Grand Expedition of Great Britain is almost full – not so […]

Dec 292017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 December, 2017

Good morning I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. But if you were disappointed with your Christmas presents, why not now buy a little something for yourself.  Well, actually, quite a big something.  A used 426′ long BC (Canada) ferry – listed on the Canadian Government’s auction site for a mere C$5,000.  Currently, it […]

Dec 072017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 December, 2017

Good morning As is always the case, a typical rush to get ready for the 2017 Travel Insider Christmas Cruise saw some projects failed to complete.  But I don’t feel too abjectly guilty at not completing the external battery pack project though, because I have been nonstop continuing to test batteries all the last week. […]

Dec 012017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 December, 2017

Good morning For the last week I’ve been testing portable battery packs.  I’ve got 18 different units (all of which I’ve paid full price for – this is what your annual support of The Travel Insider helps fund), ranging in capacity from 1500 mAh to 26,600 mAh, and have been compiling data on 35 different […]

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