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  • Neighborhood Watchers should act more like Gladys Kravitz than Travis Bickle

    Neighborhood Watchers should act more like Gladys Kravitz than Travis Bickle
    Seven months into the job, Sanford police Chief Cecil Smith still is learning the lay of the land. Last week, however, he learned something else: In the digital age, threats — real or imagined — to gun rights go viral faster than a...
  • New luggage blocks ID theft on the road

    New luggage blocks ID theft on the road
    At some point between the time she disembarked from a recent cruise in Miami and returned to Carmel, Ind., someone decided to go shopping with Jody Tzucker's credit card. "They bought cigars and other odd things in Miami," says Tzucker, a retired...
  • Privacy? There's no such thing on the road

    Privacy? There's no such thing on the road
    Recent revelations of the National Security Agency's sweeping domestic surveillance programs may have angered many Americans, but for most travelers, it was nothing new. Surrendering your right to privacy is the price you pay to travel anywhere in a...
  • In Zimmerman/Martin case, some see only what they want

    In Zimmerman/Martin case, some see only what they want
    There's an old joke about inkblot tests: A psychiatrist shows his patient three amorphous inkblots and asks the patient what he sees. "A topless woman, a naked man and orgy," the patient responds. The doctor says he's noticing a disturbing trend...
  • Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that

    Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
  • Here's how to avoid some travel gotchas

    Here's how to avoid some travel gotchas
    You get to your departure airport -- even worse, you arrive at your destination -- only to find you've forgotten to do or get something you critically need. Gotcha! In the worst case, your destination doesn't even let you out of the airport. Obviously,...
  • The dangers of dynamic currency conversion

    The dangers of dynamic currency conversion
    Processing a credit card charge for overseas purchases used to be pretty simple. You swiped your card while on vacation, your bank changed the money from pesos or euros into greenbacks, and the amount you spent appeared on your bill. Maybe you paid a...
  • Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork

    Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork
    Several decades ago, a high-powered Madison Avenue ad man I know was heading to an important client meeting in Frankfurt. He had a reservation for a flight on Lufthansa, but when he got to JFK, he realized that his passport had just expired. Being a...
  • Seniors on the Go: Spring/summer trip planning: Money management

    Seniors on the Go: Spring/summer trip planning: Money management
    When you travel, you want your money to be available and secure -- without wasting or losing any of it. These days, the answer to most travel money questions, is, to channel that famous line from The Graduate, "plastic." Around the corner or around the...
  • Dazzling St. Petersburg

    Dazzling St. Petersburg
    The last time I visited St. Petersburg, in the 1990s, the Russian city was gray and depressing. But during a recent visit, I found a town that sparkles. Three hundred years ago, St. Petersburg was a dismal swampland. But that was before Tsar Peter I --...
  • Seniors on the Go: Did my agent overcharge me?

    Seniors on the Go: Did my agent overcharge me?
    A reader who believes his travel agent overcharged him recently asked, "What rights do I have to receive clear and unambiguous details of the travel expenses incurred?" The short answer is, "No specific rights beyond those contained in the typical...