| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:33 PM
We understand why you eat at Outback Steakhouses during your business travels. You're tired. It's close to the hotel. You know exactly what you're going to get.
But with a little effort, that business trip can be a culinary adventure. Why not find the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. led trade missions to Singapore, China and Israel. His lieutenant governor, Michael S. Steele, went to Ghana, South Africa, Paris, Barbados and Israel. Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening took overseas trips with an aide who...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Last year in this space, dietitian Judy Caplan had a message for business travelers: Eat better.
Think ahead so that in airports you're eating healthy snacks, such as fruits and nuts, and decent meals, such as a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread,...
| Jul 10, 2011
If you think flying is tedious, try figuring out what your flight will cost. Fees for bags and optional services, such as seat selection, extra legroom, Internet access, onboard entertainment and other choices can plump up airfares by $100 or more. And...
| Jul 13, 2011
By most indications, business travel is becoming healthy once more.
Among the most telling signs come from the TravelClick North American Hospitality Review, which tracks hotel reservation and group sales data. The report tracks business travel through...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Michael Brein says he created the notion of a "travel psychologist" while earning his psychology doctorate at the University of Hawaii, and it's not hard to believe. I haven't heard of another one.
Though Brein acknowledges that his take on the...
| Aug 28, 2011
We'll call the movie "Three Beaches and an Airport." It'll star Hugh Grant as a buttoned-up business traveler who is separated from his job, money and luggage at LAX, then befriended by a team of wise-cracking Olympic volleyballers who introduce him to...
| Sep 6, 2011
Major vulnerabilities persist in the decade since air travelers sacrificed convenience and privacy for the promise of heightened security in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, and the message from the government and security watchdogs is that there still ...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hyperbole has a way of taking root and sticking around, but 10 years on, it's inarguable that Sept. 11, 2001, was indeed "a day that changed everything," at least on these shores. On that Tuesday morning, the United States was forced to look at itself...