Jetsetter

All things travel.

Commitments

  We are three days into the new year and my calendar is surprisingly free of personal travel commitments for 2017 which is highly unusual, almost suspect. I’m not entirely free of commitments as I have several business and volunteer commitments already penciled in and am awaiting decisions on projects that may largely direct the…

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Seven Goals for 2017 Travel

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Each year I like to set travel objectives for the new year to help me focus my travel planning. I achieved most of mine in both 2015 and again in 2016.  The clock has turned and it is now time to set goals for 2017 travel. Maximize my actual travel time – Whether it is…

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An Exotic Thanksgiving

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I’ve spent many a Thanksgiving away from home – some of them in interesting locales creating a truly exotic Thanksgiving indeed. Its the byproduct of having a career where getting away for long stretches of time isn’t always feasible.  Combining paid time off with scheduled holidays is a great way to stretch the time off budget…

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When to Call it Quits – A Bloggers Dilemma

Bedding at the Hyatt Minneapolis

Sometimes you face the inevitable. Either a situation takes a turn for the worse or continues on a downhill slide. Eventually you find yourself wondering if what you want is realistic. Or facing the reality that the goal you’ve been working toward is perhaps not worth the hassle. That’s when you have to figure out…

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Can Airport Security Be Entertaining?

Decor?  Or the bags of those who have decided to permanently move into The Centurion Lounge, as so not to be turned away ever again!

Its no secret that I hate waiting in airport security lines.  If I am to ever be arrested, it will happen at airport security.  Some who have traveled with me may actually have odds on it. My penchant for efficiency and my smart mouth are not a good combination, it seems.  I have a couple…

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Chasing Alexander Calder

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Many frequent travelers I know have certain rituals or routines that punctuate their trips.  Two different friends have each amassed a large collection of Starbucks city mugs.  Others collect snowglobes or Hard Rock Café pins.  I collect Alexander Calder. Its not (for the most part) a physical collection – although I do own two handsigned epreuve d’artist…

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Becoming Agnostic – How I Lost My Loyalty

Hampton Inn - Sandusky Central

Agnostic ag·nos·tic /aɡˈnästik/ – having a doubtful or noncommittal attitude toward something. I used to care about loyalty. I was a slave to the loyalty programs I had chosen – sleeping in inferior hotels (sometimes changing properties in close proximity to increase my stay count), doing an occasional mileage run to top off my account…

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