Category Archives: Tips

The Safest and Least Safe Airports for WiFi

November 1, 2018 A new study by cloud security company Coronet and virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN shows that San Diego International Airport is the most unsecure airport in the U.S. when it comes to cybersecurity, while Chicago-Midway is … Continue reading

Instagram Tutorial

Just saw this great tutorial on my travel writing, SATW collegue’s website, Carole Terwilliger Meyers…Berkeley and Beyond.

Travel Trends for 2018

Global travel started with a bang last year according to Lonely Planet as international tourist arrivals from January to April rose 6% worldwide compared to the same period in 2016. Middle East visits, in particular, rose by as much as … Continue reading

World’s Best Beaches

Here’s a list for those of you thinking about warm climes as the temperature drops. It was put together by Flight Network with input from around 600 travel journalists, myself included. The World’s 50 Best Beaches© Welcome to the most … Continue reading

World’s Safest and Most Dangerous Destinations

I just came across this summary from backgroundchecks.org. I think there’s some really good info here. Of course I could add my own two cents. For example, I just got back from Cuba and found it extremely safe. Poor, yes, … Continue reading

GERMS! Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Travelling

From The Costoco Connection Public Bathrooms Studies show that the toilet seat is often the cleanest surface in the washroom. Primary offender is the floor, along with the tops and sides of stall doors. Jet dryers are bigger germ spreaders … Continue reading

10 Common Turtle Myths

This is a little outside my usual travel related postings, but I love animals and these turtle tips are really important. Just wanted to share some tips from American Tortoise Rescue. Myth 1: Turtles are easy to care for – … Continue reading

Where’d You Get Those Peepers?

I don’t know about you, but I have a tough time finding sunglasses I like. Either they don’t fit properly or don’t work with my shape of my face. When I do find a pair, they usually are way out … Continue reading

Tips for US Border Crossings This Summer

Just got this press release in from US Customs and Border Protection: Washington: As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States … Continue reading

How to Stay Fit When Traveling

Just got this in. Not anything new, but nevertheless, good advice. Always nice to be reminded! By Sloane Davis Trying to stay fit and healthy can be challenging when traveling. I always tell my clients that the goal should be … Continue reading