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Friday’s “Cool Product” I just love these bags! Since I have a few “special” dietary needs — including Diabetes — I take food with me wherever I go.  I used to have a boring lunch bag but not anymore ;).  People are crazy for it when they see it. Coelacanth Robot Lunch Bag Coelacanth Robot

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The Layover: How Much Time is Enough? I must confess that I’ve had the good fortune to not have to deal with too many airport layovers. I’ve spent significant parts of my life in either Chicago or Dallas, and you can get a direct flight from both those places to almost any major U.S. destination.

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Stress-Free Security One of the least pleasant parts of air travel is going through security, but if you’re properly prepared, you can lessen or eliminate any stress it may cause. Here are some tips to minimize the security hassle: When you dress for your journey, in addition to thinking about comfort, also focus on ensuring

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How About a “Staycation”? When I asked my 11-year-old niece what she’d be doing for the two-week holiday break, her answer surprised me a little: “We’re taking a staycation.” This is a family that’s traveled to places like Aruba and St. Barts to soak in the sun, or Vail to enjoy winter’s delights. But, they

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My Take On Online Travel Sites It almost seems you can’t watch TV for more than about 30 minutes without seeing an ad for an online travel site. Name your price! Stay at a four-star hotel for a one-star price! Get a refund if someone books the same room for a lower price! Sounds enticing,

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Hot Travel Destinations for 2010…Maybe Since travel is such a personal thing, I always find it interesting to see what the “experts” peg as the top destinations each year. Lonely Planet’s fifth annual list was released in early November, noted as a collection of the best places to go and best things to do in

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Finally! Your Freedom to Travel… Should You Be Your Own Travel Agent? Despite the fact that the online travel industry has ballooned from being non-existent to being a competitive, lucrative field, traditional travel agencies—you remember, those that feature on person-to-person interaction—remain a mainstay in the travel business. I recently started to wonder why… I think