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The long-awaited answer to: “So how’s that stupid book coming along?”

In a word, it’s done. That’s right, it’s finished. Finito! That is to say, I’m done writing the first draft of the “content.” Yes, after five long months, I’ve managed to commit exactly 35,247 English words and over 2,000 mostly readable sentences onto digital parchment for you, posterity, and the Ages.

How to use hotel wifi without instantly getting all your bank accounts hacked.

wifi logo

With wifi now becoming a standard feature at even the crappiest of hotel chains (finally), it’s very important to know how to keep you and your passwords safe while surfing the Interwebs on these unsecured public networks.

Travel watches (How long have we been parked on this @#$!%!! tarmac?)

My top travel watches.

Traveling today can kill hours of your life that you’ll never get back. And what better way to spike your blood pressure than by knowing exactly how much of your life is slipping through your fingers right down to the second. And that’s why they invented watches. Here are some of my favorites.

How to navigate foreign cities without annoying the foreigners who live there.

Citymapper App

Let’s face it, foreigners are different and scary — they act weird, they watch unfamiliar TV networks, and they speak those funny, consonant-heavy languages. How are you supposed to deal with all that noise? Well, thanks to a great new travel app, you don’t ever have to.

Like to travel? Here’s why you’re better than other people.

Photo of the Great Pyramids in Egypt

Many Americans believe that — since they live in “the world’s greatest country” — there’s no point in going abroad other than to ignorantly belittle and/or offend foreign cultures. But what if experiencing the world at large served your own craven self-interest? Here’s 15 reasons why it might.

Medieval abbey snags coveted “World’s Biggest Moat” title.

Mont Saint-Michel

Frankly, the judging in this year’s World’s Biggest Moat contest wasn’t even close. Certainly there were a number of solid contenders, but the winner took Gold in a massive landslide. No, no, that’s not it. I meant, flood. A massive flood. Yeah, that’s it.

The truth behind turning off electronic devices before takeoff.

For years, you’ve probably been puzzling over the most mysterious question of the ages: “Why do airline passengers have to turn off our electronic devices before take-off?” Will it really crash the plane? Well now, finally, there’s a good answer. Or three.


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