How to survive an airplane rapid decompression accident

Dealing with rapid airplane decompression Editor’s note: This post was originally published on March 21, 2011. We are republishing in light of reader interest and recent events. Only about 40 to 50 rapid aircraft decompression accidents occur each year, so...

Cheap San Francisco parking with Luxe Valet

My mission, which I accepted, was to find cheap San Francisco parking for two nights. Cheap San Francisco Parking Street parking was not an option at my vacation rental, as vehicles required residential permits. Yes, I could risk getting a parking ticket and the...

8 great things to do in Annapolis

My wife and I were fortunate to be included in the #DCTravelBlogger group hosted by the Annapolis Visitor Bureau this past weekend. Our 24 hour visit included a stay at the luxurious Loews Annapolis, which featured this amazing stained glass window in our 5th floor...

8 great places to experience Africa in North America

In a recent post, I listed places in North America to experience Europe, European culture, and European food. What if you want to experience Africa? Are you yearning to see wild animals or experience the culture and cuisine of Africa? If you have not already booked...

8 great places to experience Europe in North America

It is true that the US dollar is strong against the Euro, thus making travel around Europe a bargain for Americans. However, if you want to get TO Europe this summer, you will be hard-pressed to find great airfares. Right now, the lowest possible airfare between USA...

My favorite rental car travel deal

It is that time of the year for me to pay attention to my favorite travel deal. Every year, extra rental cars are needed in Florida for the warm winter and spring months. Just like snow birds, the cars head north when the weather improves there. This annual rental car...