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Guest blog: The lifestyle of a digital nomad - Marc Herbrechter

For my first guest blog, I am thrilled to have Marc Herbrechter, who I have “known” for two decades. Marc is a digital nomad and avid Mac user and here is his story. Hi, I am Marc Herbrechter! Just like Michael Kummer, I work in the IT industry, and we have known each other for…(Read More)

Uber vs. Lyft

As a consumer, ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have much improved my travel experience. But lately, Uber has gotten so unreliable that I stopped using the service and instead started using Lyft. In this article, I compare Uber vs. Lyft based on the experience I made over the past couple of months. I…(Read More)

What to wear on a plane or long-haul flight to travel comfortably

Air travel is not always comfortable and you may ask yourself the question: What to wear on a plane to make the trip as comfortable as possible. Wearing comfortable clothes is especially important on long-haul flights and if fly overnight. In this article, I’ll tell you what clothes I recommend to wear on…(Read More)

Pre-travel checklist

Preparing for a trip is often stressful, especially when you are traveling with kids. But you can make this process much smoother by using a pre-travel checklist. Last year, I went on a business trip to Wolfsburg, Germany and when I arrived and opened unpacked my suitcase, I realized that I had forgotten my…(Read More)

Washington DC top sights and where to eat

Washington DC top sights and where to eat

Last updated on Mar 29, 2017

Our first family trip to the nation’s capital was in February of 2015 when the city was hit by a massive snow storm. The weather at the time made it difficult to enjoy what Washington DC had to offer thoroughly, so we decided to come back this year in summer. In this article, I…(Read More)

Traveling with kids

Traveling With Kids Internationally

Last updated on Jun 8, 2016

Traveling with an infant or a toddler is challenging. Traveling with both an infant and a toddler can push even experienced travelers to their limit. In this post I’ll share our experience from a recent trip to Costa Rica. As in many other areas of life, preparation is everything when it comes to traveling…(Read More)

How Healthy is Airline Food?

Last updated on May 18, 2016

As a frequent traveller and Diamond Medallion, maintaining a healthy diet is challenging. That’s why I usually try to avoid airline food when possible. On a recent Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) I got reminded just how incompatible a healthy diet and airline food really are. Airline Food…(Read More)

In this post I’ll talk about my experience with Celebrity Cruises, their cancellation policy and customer service. The latter is what persuaded me, not to book a cruise with them again. At the beginning of this year, Kathy and I knew we wanted to have another baby. We also knew that traveling would become…(Read More)

How to minimize or avoid jet lag

Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Going East is Worse I travel a lot – mostly internationally, and jet lag has always been an issue. Naturally, I have looked for ways to reduce or completely avoid jet lag. Going east is worst for me. Direct flights from the US east coast into Europe usually leave in the late afternoon and arrive…(Read More)

Trip to Saint Lucia

Last updated on Mar 2, 2017

Saint Lucia has been my dream vacation destination since I saw a travel report many years ago while I was still living in Austria. For many Austrians, a visit to the Caribbean is on their bucket list, but I never got a chance to visit the Caribbean until I moved to the United States. Since…(Read More)