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Tag Archive for ‘air travel’

A Thumbsup for Noise Canceling Earbuds

A little less than a month ago, I wrote a post pondering the merits of noise-canceling earbuds and whether or not they were worth the hefty price tag. The verdict is in: totally worth it! I recently flew to Amsterdam and tested my new Bose QC20 earbuds. While I still was not able to sleep much on the flight, the noise cancellation was very impressive (as was the battery life). […]

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Noise Canceling Earbuds: Miracle or Waste of Money?

bose qc20

This is a question I’ve asked myself for a while, but I’ll soon find out. Hoping the answer will be “miracle”. 🙂 After hearing many of my co-workers extol the benefits of noise cancelation to make air travel less sucky, I looked at quite a few reviews and such for noise-canceling earbuds and headphones. The consensus was “you get what you pay for” and that the inexpensive options weren’t worth […]

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Aloha, Hawaii!

Hawaiian rainbow

One of the (many) perks of my job is the opportunity to travel to some pretty amazing places. When our December meetup destination was announced, I was excited for two reasons: We were going to Hawaii (yay!!) My husband and I honeymooned there and have wanted to go back ever since. Since we are nearing our 20th anniversary, we decided that this was just about perfect timing for a second […]

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Hello, Palermo!

I just got back home to the US after 12 fabulous days in Italy. Although I brought my journal with me, I didn’t write a single word in it. I know, I know. But the days were packed full and by the time bed time rolled around each night, I was exhausted. For the week I was in Sicily, I averaged 4 hours of sleep a night, so I have […]

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Adventures in Cyprus: Getting There is Half the Fun?

I just got back from my first trans-Atlantic trip, destination Cyprus (well, OK, technically, I got back last week, but we’re going to consider that “just”). Where exactly is that, you ask? Why, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump across the Atlantic, over the UK and parts of western Europe, and a quick jaunt over the Mediterranean to its eastern end by Greece but closer to Turkey. Or, approximately […]

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Traveling Light

I’ve always been pretty much an overpacker. I’m not as bad as some people I know (yes, I know someone who once packed their own hangers and another who needed a whole bag just for her shoes), but I do tend to bring more than I need. I hate the thought of getting somewhere and not having what I need. I’ve been trying to mend my ways, particularly after my […]

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Custom-Made Books: The Latest in In-Flight Entertainment?

Looks like Qantas has come up with a novel idea for airline travel, literally. Coming soon to a Qantas flight near you is a collection of in-flight books deliberately designed to only take as long as the flight lasts to finish reading. No Kindle required. The idea actually came from the Australian airliner’s ad agency, Droga 5 Sydney. The agency partnered with publisher Hachette to create the books, each of […]

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