Category: Along The Way

A Traveler’s Life: Tools, Travel & Knowledge For The Business Travel Lifestyle: for the road warrior, the jet-setter, and even the leisurely rambler.

27 Mar

3+ Great Reads / Listens While You’re Contemplating The Pandemic

Here are a few book recommendations to read or listen to while you have downtime during the Coronavirus pandemic. These are some of my personal favorites that I think...

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12 Mar

10 ways to move business development forward this spring amidst travel cancellations & contagion fears.

My upcoming events just got cancelled, what about yours? Here are some things we can do instead

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09 Feb

The Cali Marriott Is A Sensible Albeit Pricy Business Travel Option

I had the occasion to stay recently at the Marriott in Cali, Colombia. A business hotel popular for events, and the designated hotel for multiple airlines’ staff travel. I...

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09 Feb

JetBlue Enhances Americas Connectivity With New Routes Between NY & Guyana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala City

US Low Cost Carrier (LCC) JetBlue has begun flights between New York's JFK and the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. In April, the airline begins flights between JFK and...

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08 Feb

I Flew Ultra Low Cost Carrier Viva Air From Medellín To Cali, Colombia. Here’s How It Went

Viva Air is an option worth considering for Colombian domestic and regional travel.

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25 Jan

The Last Reason To Fly Avianca Just Crashed & Burned

Avianca once had sterling service. But now, suffering from bad credit and embroiled in drama, they seem to be taking out their frustration on customers. They can’t compete on...

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22 Jan

The Rum Renaissance Festival In Miami Continues In Its 12th Year, Honoring The Literal Spirit Of The Caribbean

The 12th annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival continues the tradition with a two day grand tasting event in Coral Gables on May 15 and 16, 2020 and I hope...

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04 Jan

Soundpeats May Be The Best Bluetooth Headphones You Have Never Heard Of

I needed a replacement for my frail wired in-ear headphones by Sennheiser that didn’t last more than five uses. I travel a lot and I like to travel light....

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04 Jan

Hernando De Soto’s “The Mystery of Capital” Answers Why Markets Seem to Work in Some Places But Not Others

Hernando DeSoto provides an interesting account on 3 levels of the successes and failures of the free enterprise system. On one hand he reveals the hidden wealth in the...

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30 Dec

Branding Is Dead, At Least That’s What Ex Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Tells Me In Our Recent Chat

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Kevin Roberts when he was in Colombia for the WOBI World Leadership Forum last month. Kevin is the former Chairman of...

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29 Dec

Considering doing business in Latin America or the Caribbean?

Leverage the expertise & on-the-ground experience of Loren Moss to ensure a successful mission! The publisher of Finance Colombia, Finance TnT and other business journals, Loren Moss, backed by...

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16 Dec

The Cuisinart HM-70 is the “Maserati of Mixers”

This mixer is great! I can’t think of anything to do to improve upon it other than make it free or include beer in the box. Its 7 speeds...

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31 Oct

Dan Carlin’s First Book Is An Enjoyable Tour Through The Collapse of History

Dan Carlin’s eagerly anticipated first book “The End is Always Near” doesn’t disappoint. In his freshman treatise, the journalist offers us a loosely threaded anthology of essays on past...

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30 Apr

Opteka Flash: An Example Of Defective Design. Beware!

I needed a compact flash for my Canon 5D. I have a full size flash but often it is too heavy and unwieldy and I needed to have a...

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04 Jan

Using This Simple, Timeless Marketing Guidebook, I Have Provided Tremendous Value To My Clients Over The Years

The author, management guru Dr. Orlando Skelton uses a brief b-school style case study to demonstrate a scenario for a marketing audit, provides background, and shows how one would...

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18 Jun

This 10-Buck Camera Sling Strap Literally Saved My Neck

Looking at the pictures, and even looking at it when it arrived, it looked kind of weird. But I have a full frame DSLR that is way too heavy...

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15 Jun

The Book “Extreme Ownership” Offers Great Lessons For Business, or Any Team Environment

I was afraid this book was going to be hokey and a bunch of “rah-rah-rah” but it was really good. I will share or gift copies to my management...

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10 Jun

Finally A Versatile Soft Camera Case That Can Handle My Full Frame DSLR

I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It is a heavy camera with a metal frame. Add a telephoto lens and camera cases for APS-C cameras like my...

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27 Apr

My Portable Duxtop Induction Cooktop Travels With Me on Extended Stays

Often when I travel, there is either no cooking stove, or whatever is provided just sucks! I needed something powerful and portable, so 6 years ago I purchased this...

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29 Sep

My Sennheiser In-Ear Stereo Headphones Were Too Fragile For The Real World. Here Is What I Replaced Them With

I purchased these wired in-ear headphones by Sennheiser back in 2014. I have always been an audiophile and since I couldn’t try them before I purchased, I trusted the...

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13 Sep

I Got My Panasonic DMC-ZS30K Pocket Digital Camera in 2013. It’s Still Going Strong.

I travel, as a journalist, and sometimes I am in some dicey places where a full SLR can make you a target. 7 years ago I purchased a Panasonic...

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16 Aug

A Good Primer On The City of Bucharest And Its Surroundings

This is a nice basic documentary, better produced than I thought it would be. It is a good introduction to the potential traveler or someone who wants to learn...

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14 Aug

A Good Video Documentary on Transylvania

I enjoyed this documentary and learned about the Transylvania region of Romania. I would recommend it for potential tourists or anyone looking for a primer on the region.

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27 Jul

My Panasonic DMC-LX2K Digital Camera Was A Real Trooper:

I have always been an SLR photographer and have held off on purchasing a digital camera up until this one because I previously was not convinced of the resolution...

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07 Apr

A Good Traditional Map of The Dominican Republic For The Road Traveler

This is an excellent map for travel between major cities, but if you want detail of particular cities: Santo Domingo outside of the touristy Zona Coloniál or say, Higüey...

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07 Apr

Thomas Paine’s “The Age Of Reason” Is An Iconoclastic Classic

Thomas Paine, a deist and one of the American founding revolutionaries after Ben Franklin invited him to immigrate to the restive colonies, in this book pillories organized religion. He...

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31 Mar

Orienteering? Here Is The Perfect Compass For a Tank Commander!

I purchased this compass from Amazon a few years back. It seems well made, but WAY heavier than I expected. Solid metal construction. If you need one super tough,...

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22 Apr

This Gourmet Mandoline Is Light Enough For Travel But Tough Enough For Everyday Use

I travel throughout the year, usually internationally. On longer stays, I like to take a few essentials with me such as my portable induction cooktop, my Henckels, and this...

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06 Aug

Guyana Rum Takes Best in Class at 2014 Rum XP International Tasting Competition

This year’s best in Class for the 19-21 year old aged rum category was Guayana’s El Dorado 21 Demerara Rum. The South American rum goes through a unique process,...

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18 May

Can A Simple Stapler Lead To A Happier Life?

Well, maybe if it is this one. I purchased this Swingline Optima 40 not expecting much, just a good solid stapler. The last couple of staplers I purchased, cheaper...

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