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Special Travel Tip: Research Hotel Conditions

August 13, 2015

Earlier in the summer I blogged about the importance of hotel quality, location and amenities: Spend more on hotels and transportation if necessary to assure your safety and comfort. It costs less for one to travel than for two. Determine hotel in-room amenities in advance. If there is no in-room safe, leave valuables at home. This is not the first time that real life has …

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Travel Tip #7. Determine Hotel Amenities in Advance

June 30, 2015

Visit your hotel websites before you leave home, regardless of whether you made your own reservations or they are included in a tour. If there is no in-room safe, leave valuables at home. While my Rimowa luggage has built-in combination locks, I suspect that it is quite easy to obtain a TSA key. Certainly, it is easy to break the lock, as TSA has shown …

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Travel Tip #6. Spend more …

June 24, 2015

… on hotels and transportation if necessary to assure your safety and comfort. It costs less for one to travel than for two. Lev was by no means frugal, but he was never interested in bragging rights for staying in the very best hotel, and he wasn’t too proud to hail a cab. He thought that airline club memberships and American Express Platinum were a …

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Travel Tip #4. Take Only What You Can Carry

June 9, 2015

Travel Tip #4. Assume that no one will help you with your luggage. Carry no more than you can handle and lift by yourself. I learned my lesson when Lev and I took the fast train to Avignon from Paris. We had ridden trains in Europe before, but always between major cities. We were accustomed to porters to help us board at leisure at the …

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