Tag Archives: travel

How Twitter saved my credit card

Once again, staying active on Twitter has paid off. This time, it saved my credit card. For a few days between Christmas and New Year’s, my wife and I took a short trip to New York City while the kids … Continue reading

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Relying on a smartphone as a GPS when traveling in Europe

My wife and I recently took a trip for our 15th anniversary to Sicily. We were renting a car to travel around the island, and we knew we would need a GPS to successfully navigate both the dense city streets and … Continue reading

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Starbucks WiFi must be slow on purpose

Walk into a Starbucks or just about any other coffee shop in this country, and you will see the same thing: dozens of people sipping coffee while hunched over laptops as they work or study. In the corners, you may spot … Continue reading

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FaceTime in the car for the ultimate GPS

One of the recurring themes in my marriage to my wife Aviva is her getting lost and calling me for help. When this started almost 16 years ago, she was new to Boston and had a job that required driving around … Continue reading

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App makes dialing into conference numbers from your cell phone easy

Have you ever tried to call into a conference number from you mobile phone?  It’s a royal pain. The challenge stems from the fact that once you dial the number, you have to enter a 9 or 10 digit conference … Continue reading

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Rationalizing a subscription to Amazon Prime and finding it generally useful

Amazon has designed their free two-day-shipping Prime subscription program well.  For any item sold directly by Amazon, you can just order it while you sit on the couch and know you will have it the day after tomorrow with no … Continue reading

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When traveling with kids, renting a car using Hertz Gold is a must

We just returned from a trip to the California with our two kids, ages 3 and 5.  Flying with kids is never easy, but for the for the first time, it wasn’t difficult, either. Their attention spans are now long … Continue reading

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