travel advice & tips

Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 28th, 2011

Figuring out the logistics of staying in touch while you travel are important. Luckily the spread of the internet worldwide means that you likely won’t have to go long without access. But, then comes the question, what to do about the cell phone.  Fear not! Your cell phone provider is going to have a solution […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: January 5th, 2011


Part of the fun of planning a long-term trip, whether it be around the world, or focused on a couple of continents, is dreaming about the possibilities.  Where you leave from is the easiest part. From then on, it’s all possibilities.  Not only did I use Airtreks on my career break and round the world […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 21st, 2010

[pro-player width=’600′ height=’400′ type=’video’ image=’’][/pro-player] Back in October, I had an interview with the international Latin news channel based in Bogotá, Colombia, NTN24, on traveling through the holidays. It was my first full interview in Spanish so I was a little nervous.  Natasha, the host of the morning program, Agenda Internacional (International Agenda) was great. There are […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 3rd, 2010

global entry program

Back in April 2010, I was approved for admission into the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) program, Global Entry, which promises to get frequent international travelers through the immigration lines quickly.  In June, when I returned to the US for the first time since I was accepted, I was anxious to see what […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 9th, 2010

Global Entry Program Kiosks

Did you know the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) is piloting a program to help you get through the immigration and customs lines at the airport faster? I didn´t either…until this March.  I took a quick trip back to the US, part business, part pleasure. I took a red-eye flight from Bogota to […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 3rd, 2010

Sherry Ott Vietnam

I longingly looked at the Mombasa shore as we sailed off to the reef where we’d spent the afternoon snorkeling.   I didn’t really want to be here.  I wanted to be on the beach, simply relaxing and reading.  However, I was talked into this snorkeling adventure because my friends said, “When will you ever get […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: January 5th, 2010

So, where am I going to sleep? I knew I had to give that question a lot of thought since I was going to be traveling for longer than a year.  At age 36, I hadn’t stayed at a lot of hostels, and frankly, my image of hostel life wasn’t so well-informed. While the thought of […]

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