Where to look to find Google Flight's best feature
Do your parents or friends live too far away to visit by car? Does flying there on a semi-regular basis force you to pay exorbitant airline prices ? Well, don’t disown them just yet (there’s plenty of time for that later). Because I just found a technology service that will save you tons of cash on the flights you take the most often.
Remember when airline ticket prices didn’t have added fees for baggage, food , drinks, pillows, blankets or anything else that made air travel not entirely suck? Remember when those niceties were just built into the price of your ticket ? Yeah? Well then, you’re old.
Photo of travel luggage
For traveling the world, there’s simply no substitute for well-made, high-quality luggage . Sure, you can get by with cheaper bags — and I’m including many “designer” brands here — but as I recently learned, you’ll inevitably pay for badly constructed luggage in other, potentially far more expensive ways.
Like this, only way better
Okay, it took me FOREVER to finally figure out how to do this, so I decided to post it here to help others. That’s just the kind of guy I am. This “jQuery Dialog-Message” example is taken from the jQuery UI website . It basically pops up a modal window that says whatever you want it to, and then requires a click to dismiss it. It’s perfect for legal disclaimers or anything you want people to read before they access your site. First, you need to add jQuery itself to your site, so go here and do a “Save as” to download the jQuery v1.8.3 file. Then, jQuery apparently needs a CSS file(?) for some reason, so go here and do a “Save as” to download it. Next, you need to download the jQuery User Interface (or UI), so go here and do a “Save as” to download the jQuery UI file. Naturally, it has its own CSS file which you can find here, doing a “Save as” to download it. Finally, you need the jQuery Cookie code, which is located here. Download the jQuery Cookie zip master package (look for the little “ZIP” icon and click on it). Once downloaded and unzipped, you should have a folder named “ jquery -cookie-master.” Put all those files (and folder) into a NEW folder you create on your web hosting server and name it something like “modal” or whatever — it doesn’t have to be placed at your domain root or anything, just needs to be accessible. Finally, cut and paste this code in-between your HEAD tags in your HTML file. <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!-- $(function() { // a workaround for a f law in the demo system (http://dev.jqueryui.com/ ticket /4375), ignore! $( "#dialog:ui-dialog" ).dialog( "destroy" ); if ($.cookie('showDialog') == undefined || $.cookie('showDialog') == null || $.cookie('showDialog') != 'false') { $( "#dialog-message" ).dialog({ modal: true, buttons:{ "OK": function() { $(this).dialog("close"); $.cookie('showDialog', 'false', { expires: 3650 }); } }, draggable: false, resizable: false }); } }); //--><!]]> Lastly, cut and paste this code at the bottom of your HTML file (but ABOVE the body end tag). As much text as you want goes here. As...
Photo of the Boeing 787
As a frequent flyer, I’d “listened” to United’s in- flight video about a billion times. In its latest incarnation, the airline boasts about their new flagship Boeing 787 ad nauseum, so I was more than a little curious when I unintentionally ended up on one recently. But is the “Dreamliner” all it’s cracked up to be?
exposed wallet in jeans
Being from New York, I’m naturally paranoid (it’s in the water, I think). So when I travel — whether it’s internationally or just to the living room — I take great pains to protect my valuables. And my money , too. Because nothing takes the fun out of a vacation like spending primo “tanning time” inside a U.S. Embassy trying to get a new passport.
Commercial Airliner
As an experienced leisure and business traveler, I’m constantly amazed at the way commercial airlines have regressed over the years. This once-glamorous industry has shot itself in the foot time and time again. Well, without being asked, I’ve come up with a solution to the industry’s biggest, unaddressed problem: Luggage.

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