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.

30 May

Serengeti Makes Some Of The Best Sunglasses On Earth. Is Their Future In Doubt?

I strongly believe that my consistent usage of Serengeti sunglasses for almost all of my adult life is the reason why in my 50s I need neither reading or...

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20 May

Ignore Your Customers And They’ll Go Away

I just finished a great new book by Customer Experience expert Micah Solomon called Ignore Your Customers (And They’ll Go Away): The Simple Playbook for Delivering the Ultimate Customer...

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19 May

Atlas Ocean Voyages Sets Fall 2020 Caribbean & South American Itineraries

Atlas Ocean Voyages today announced that the Luxe-Adventure Expedition Cruise brand is augmenting its inaugural-year offerings with four new Transatlantic, Caribbean and South America itineraries in October and November 2021.

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17 May

DJI Launches Flagship Commercial / Industrial Drone With New Camera Platform

DJI introduces new Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 Series drones to extend Airborne Intelligence to a New Generation of Work Ready to Embrace Digitalization and AI

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30 Apr

What might happen to Avianca? Will Copa purchase the Airline?

Avianca's CEO is seeking a government bailout, but that would save primarily foreign investors. What will happen to the airline? Could there be a savior on approach? Would a...

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28 Apr

Necessary Toys: Does the DJI Mavic Air 2 Mean It’s Time To Break Down And Buy A Drone?

Up until now I have resisted drones. I saw them at first as toys. Later I realized that they had practical uses but “weren’t for me.” Now I realize...

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22 Apr

Conrad Cartagena – Colombia FInally Gets A 5-Star Golf Resort

Right before Colombia & most of the rest of the world went into lockdown due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, I had the opportunity to briefly visit the Conrad...

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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

They were very inexpensive, I thought that there was no way they could be very good. I ordered two pair. I was surprised. They are great. The sound quality...

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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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05 Dec

Retired McKinsey & BCG Partner Bill Matassoni’s Memoir is an Insightful, Entertaining Read

Loren Moss just finished the recently released  “Marketing Saves The World by Bill Matassoni, a retired executive who made partner at both McKinsey Consulting and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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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 purchased this rooCase, and am quite pleased. It is roomy, well constructed, has plenty of versatile pockets, and has its own little raincoat that folds out to protect...

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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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