Register to Vote!

If you are a citizen of the USA, you can register to vote! First time voter?  Here is an easy checklist: Find out if and where you are registered: For more information about voting in your state, visit

Nautical terms used in aviation

I find it interesting that so many of the terms that we use in our modern air travel date back to the the original form of long distance travel – ocean going ships.  I decided to go through Wikipedia’s glossary of nautical terms to pull out some nautical terms used … Read more

Single City: 24 hours in Auckland

24 Hours in Auckland

24 Hours in Auckland I have a trip planned to Australia for Christmas that will actually give me time to see the region.  My visit to New Zealand gave me only 24 hours in Auckland.  Here is how I spent the time and what sites I took in during my 24 … Read more

Single City: 24 hours in Copenhagen

24 hours in Copenhagen From my flight touching down at CPH to taking off again the next day, I had under 24 hours in Copenhagen.  Knowing I needed to get checked in to my hotel, shower after the long flight and sleep at some point, I wanted to get a … Read more

Weekend in Istanbul – Part 2: What to See

Weekend in Istanbul – Part 1: Air France 777 Business Class Weekend in Istanbul – Part 2: What to See Grand Hyatt Istanbul – Hotel Review Hyatt Regency Istanbul – Hotel Review There are two major airports in Istanbul (although a third is under construction that when finished will be … Read more

Tips for traveling solo

I just returned from a very quick trip to Beijing.  It was the kind of trip that most people would never think to go on; I was in transit for longer than I was at my destination.  But I had an amazing adventure.  And had I waited to find someone … Read more