Author Archives: jsbull

Great Food Options at DFW

Layovers are part of travel. They aren’t much fun, and unless you have a membership in an airline club, such as American’s Admiral’s Club, each airport presents its own challenge to find a good place to pass the time. In … Continue reading

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Best iOS Travel Apps

A friend of mine recently lost his company issued Blackberry and it was replaced with an iPhone 4S. He knew I was a pretty advanced user of my iPhone, and a big fan, so he asked me for advice. After … Continue reading

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Decoding American Airline’s Elite Rewards for 2012

A fan of the blog sent me the following e-mail that he received from AA.com. I knew AA had announced the return of their “Elite Rewards,” but this is the first marketing I’ve seen for it. I decided to dive … Continue reading

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Culture Shock: Causes and Solutions

Culture shock is a term that is often used casually, but it’s a very real issue when traveling internationally. You can experience culture shock in any distant location, but there are three factors that I’ve found increase its effect dramatically. … Continue reading

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Fighting Jet Lag

Travel often comes up in conversations with friends. It cracks me up when they tell me they just got back from California and they are “jet lagged.” It’s true that travel is tiring and a 2-hour difference can cost you … Continue reading

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Tips for Asian Travel

A follower of the blog recently asked me to write a post about travel in Asia. As I started writing, I quickly realized that there was waaaaay too much for one post. I decided to spread it across several posts … Continue reading

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500 AAdvantage Bonus Miles from Avis

Just a quick post about a promotion effective until July 31st from American and Avis. If you rent a car for 2 days with Avis, you’ll receive 500 American AAdvantage bonus miles by using coupon code: MUAA086. Note that you … Continue reading

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My Favorite Travel Tool: TripIt

When it comes to travel, tools can make all the difference in the world. If you’re Bear Grylls, then you don’t need a smartphone, GPS or itinerary, but I’m not that guy…and after the Degree Deodorant commercials, I don’t really … Continue reading

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O’Hare’s Little Hidden Oasis

There are some really bad airports out there. Near the top of my list sits Chicago O’Hare (ORD). There’s no useful tram system, no moving sidewalks, flights are consistently delayed/canceled and the weather seems to increase the problems exponentially in … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

I’m sure I’d say some really dumb/disturbing/embarrassing/insulting/ridiculous things if I tried to speak Chinese or Spanish.  However, if you are going to put something in print or launch a product, let’s do a little research and get it right.  These … Continue reading

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