Author: Jeffrey Kontur

Never have another lost bag again. (Hopefully.)

As a frequent traveler, not only do I belong to all the major frequent flyer programs, but I have the apps for each airline. I don’t keep them all on my phone. Rather, I add them when needed and remove them when not. Each time I add an airline app...

A trick to making it easier to get in and out of airplane seats

It should come as a surprise to no one that, outside of first class, airline seats are pretty cramped. In fact, they’ve been getting closer and closer together for decades now. The reason is simple: economics. The more paying passengers can be crammed into an aircraft, the more the airline...

Indispensable Travel Gadgets – Document Holder

Whether you travel domestically or internationally, you are going to have documents. Plane tickets, hotel reservations, rental car confirmation, tour itineraries, maps, important numbers… Some of that will be on your smartphone but much of it will be on paper. As you travel, you will accumulate more such papers. One...

Preparing to Expatriate

I’ve long since accepted that most of my friends and family think I’m insane. My friends and family have long since accepted that I might very well be slightly off my rocker. The first time I ventured more than 50 miles beyond US borders was in January 2014. I didn’t...

How to Rent the Right Camera Lens for your Trip

  If you’re going on a trip that’s special enough to make you think about renting camera gear (our incredible African Safari comes to mind), chances are that you’re thinking of getting one of those monster telephoto lenses like the ones you see on the sidelines at professional sports games....

Belize: Tropical, English-speaking Paradise

Here’s another trip I’ve actually been on so I know I can give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make your trip to Belize smooth and unforgettable. This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample: Itinerary length: 1 week Best dates:...

Dream trip to Machu Picchu

Having actually been to Machu Picchu before, I won’t simply help you book your trip. I’ll give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make the trip smooth and unforgettable! This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample that would...