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.

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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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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