Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Is It Irresponsible to Go to Sharm el-Sheikh?

I initially wrote a post about how I'm still going to Sharm. Today U.S. Intel. suggested that an ISIS bomb was placed on the Russian plane. Based on information from the initial reports, I didn't...

Why I’m Still Going to Sharm el-Sheikh Next Week

The investigation of the Russian jet liner that crashed after departing Sharm el-Sheikh is still in its early stages. Preliminary reports are attributing the crash to technical error though others are wondering if ISIS...

The New World Order: Russia in Syria

Keeping abreast of global events is essential for a traveler venturing out beyond his backyard both for safety reasons and because of the interconnectedness of the world. Next month I am going to Egypt, the...

Thoughts with Bangkok

It's been a hectic week. Booking Tahiti, sleepless nights worrying about Club Carlson, and skipping my marathon training run had me exhausted. But reading about the bombing in Thailand underscores just how trivial my...

Aug 1, 2014: The Mistake of Mongolia

Success is where risk and execution meet resulting in a windfall of great fortune. Naively, I believed my success would come from an obscure emerging market in a place called Mongolia. It's been a year since I...

PayDay Loans: Germany’s Shady Solution for Greece

Dear Greece, Let me tell you a story of an unconscionable business in the United States known as PayDay Loans. The idea is that you need cash today but won't receive your paycheck until tomorrow....

Waiting to Go to Greece

When the economy crashed with the bursting of the housing bubble, the vultures swarmed Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and Miami in search of condominium carnage. Today those economies have recovered much of those losses. The same...
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Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, A City Within A City

After my pampering at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, it was time to get back to real life. It was time for my stay at the Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, a...

Airline Names: What Does Etihad Mean?

As a traveling guru, I think myself cool for knowing all the airlines, the alliances, and how to apply that knowledge towards a $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World itinerary. While some of the names...

Arab On An Airplane

On a flight from Florida back to Detroit, an Arab-American woman wearing a head scarf was harassed by a passenger who apparently yelled at her, "This is America." The Detroit Free Press reports and the YouTube...
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