Lost Luggage?

By |2018-06-12T14:20:14-04:00January 24th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

Have the airlines ever lost your luggage?  Trust me, you don't want to experience a vacation or worse, a business trip without your luggage!  New options are being developed to track and find your luggage. One option is the Trakdot Luggage Tracker - Trakdot Luggage™ is designed to provide airport-specific location information for your checked luggage. It [...]

Anker External Batteries

By |2018-06-12T14:20:14-04:00January 24th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

This FunStuff Friday technology tip helps to keep you charged while on the go. Anker technology get fantastic reviews, provides wonderful customer service and is well priced to boot! We suggest getting yourself a portable Anker External Battery phone and device charger, which comes in various sizes and strengths. From their website... A shot to your phone. When [...]

TSA PreCheck

By |2018-06-12T14:20:14-04:00January 18th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

The TSA Pre✓™  application process allows U.S. citizens to go through a pre-enrollment process online and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, payment and valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. All TSA Pre✓™ program applicants must visit an application center in-person to verify their identity [...]

Chip & Pin

By |2018-06-12T14:20:14-04:00January 17th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

Credit cards and ATM’s are usually the cheapest way to pay for your trip to Europe.  However, Europe is changing their credit card system from the magnetic strip that we are all familiar with, to a new EMV (Europay-MasterCard-Visa) or chip and pin system.  These new credit cards have a small microchip embedded and a [...]

Chipolo

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 10th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

This FunStuff Friday features Chipolo - A practical bit of bluetooth technology to stash in your computer bags, luggage or key should they go missing.  Works up to 60 meters on both iOS and Android phones. From the website... Chipolo is a Bluetooth enabled leash that wirelessly tethers to nearly any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. It helps [...]

A Woman’s Guide to France

By |2016-02-04T15:59:52-04:00December 6th, 2013|Fun Stuff|

A Woman’s Guide to France – A new book: From Sexy to sublime, feminine to flamboyant, romantic to rowdy, the allure of France for women goes beyond the pursuits of food, fashion, and romance. By Shawnie Kelley (2015)

Hotel Luggage Storage

By |2018-06-12T14:20:16-04:00November 29th, 2013|Fun Stuff|

Leaving bags with the hotel concierge is a easy solution when you don't want to carry your bags.  However, be careful of what you leave in those bags according to Condé Nast Traveler's Ombudsman article "A hotel heist has a guest feeling robbed twice" in the December 2013 magazine.  Most hotels in the US have limited liability [...]