Travel & Tourism

This page contains links to all of our articles about travel and tourism. Included are tips for preparing to hit the road, frequent flyer strategies and program details, info on vacation destinations, sightseeing suggestions, and more.

As a followup to my article about installing a roof rack on a Honda Odyssey, I wanted to address a question that I received via e-mail: How long does the installation take? Sure, you can save a ton, but is it worth the time invested?

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I recently installed a cargo rack (roof rails + cross bars) on our 2012 Honda Odyssey. I thought about having it done at the dealer, but their price was ridiculous. Thus, I decided to do it myself. What follows are some notes on the installation.

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If you’ve ever visited Disneyland with a smartphone, there’s a good chance that you’ve wondered how to charge your phone while in the park. With all the picture taking, Facebooking, etc. I burn through more 50%+ of my battery before lunch.

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Do Apple Power Adapters Work Overseas?

by Michael on February 13, 2012 · 2 comments

In a few weeks, I’m traveling to South America. In preparation, I’m trying to figure out what I’ll need in the way of power converters. As it turns out, just about the only things that I’ll need to plug in are made by Apple.

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Best iPhone GPS Navigation App

by Michael on January 21, 2012 · 0 comments

If you’re looking for a GPS navigation app for your iPhone, look no further than MotionX GPS Drive. This thing is awesome — and it only costs $0.99. If you’d like turn-by-turn voice directions, it’ll cost you an extra $9.99/year, but still…

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Do you travel a lot? If so, do you ever find yourself having to run out and buy random toiletries that you might have left behind? We do. Or at least we did. Read on to find out how we solved the problem…

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What is a Delta Airlines Mileage Segment?

by Michael on April 9, 2011 · 0 comments

I recently received a bonus offer from Delta Airlines that was targeted to frequent fliers. In short, if I fly six “qualifying segments” in the next three months, I’ll earn double miles plus I’ll qualify for a 75% mileage bonus for the rest of the year.

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Delta SkyMiles No Longer Expire

by Michael on February 16, 2011 · 0 comments

This is just a quick note to say that you no longer have to jump through any hoops to keep your Delta SkyMiles from expiring. Just yesterday, Delta just announced that (effective 01/01/2011) your SkyMiles miles will never expire.

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