I travel a lot, both for work and pleasure and I continuously aim to improve my travel experience. Join me as I share how to prepare for trips, what to wear on long-haul flights and what mistakes to avoid in certain countries.

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For this guest blog, I am excited to welcome Margaret Ellis who owns a cleaning business in London, UK. Margaret is going to share with us smart ways to store your luggage at home and when you are not traveling. We all know them – the incessant travelers who feel at home anywhere in the…(Read More)

In the first part, I talked about how to prepare for a road trip with the kids to Savannah, Georgia. In this second part, I will talk about what to do in Savannah and on Daufuskie Island and where to eat if you are on a Paleo diet. I will also cover kids-friendly activities…(Read More)

Planning and executing a road trip with kids is sometimes challenging. But since we had never done it before, we decided to drive to Savannah and spend the 2017 Memorial Day weekend at the Westin Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. In this article, I wanted to share some tips & tricks that have helped us…(Read More)

I prefer to travel light, even if that means a trip to the local grocery store. When I leave the house, I usually have with me my car keys, iPhone, and a wallet. In this article, I will review minimalist wallets from Burkley and ÖGON, and compare how they stack up against the Smooth Wallet…(Read More)

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)

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. Use…(Read More)

You can get into serious trouble when you try to leave Costa Rica with a minor who is registered in Costa Rica but is lacking the required travel permit. Shop travel guides Costa Rica travel guides (Amazon) Isabella, our three-year-old toddler, was born in Atlanta and is thus a United States citizen. But…(Read More)

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 when I fly overnight. In this article, I’ll tell you what clothes I recommend to wear…(Read More)

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

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 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 2, 2017

Just how healthy is airline food? As a frequent traveler 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…(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 May 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)