I've already laid out my Frequent Flier Kung Fu for Novices, so I thought I would follow up with a bit more about credit card benefits. See, you can reap amazing rewards just for being members of various hotel and airline programs, and credit cards can really open those doors quickly and easily. My advice? Get a Chase Sapphire card for points and the card from your favorite … [Read more...] about My Advice For New Business Travelers: Get The Credit Cards!
Connectivity overseas can be a real pain. Roaming is prohibitively expensive, so a local SIM is best. But most American mobile phones are "locked" to a carrier, and American phone companies use different network technologies and frequencies than most other countries. That's why I was excited to test my Verizon iPhone 5 abroad. Using the Verizon iPhone 5 on the Vodafone … [Read more...] about International Roaming With the Verizon iPhone 5
I have solved one of life's little mysteries: The explanation and use case for the "Shavers Only" electrical outlets found at many hotels. I've long puzzled over the meaning and origin of the "shavers only" electrical outlets found at many hotels. They're ubiquitous in Europe and Australia, and appear to offer 110 volt AC with an American-style two-prong socket. They're … [Read more...] about What is a “Shavers Only” Electrical Outlet?
I travel a lot, but most of it is in the USA and Europe. That all changes this year, as I've been invited to give keynote speeches at the Melbourne and Sydney VMware User Conference events! I'm really looking forward to seeing Australia, meeting up with great friends there, and giving some all-new session talks! Joining me at the Sydney and Melbourne VMUG User … [Read more...] about Australia VMUG User Conferences, Melbourne and Sydney
Most of my readers know that I love getting my hands on the latest high-tech products. But, last week, I spent a few hours inside one of the latest and greatest products on earth: United's latest Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" composite jet! Here's my "butt-in-seat" review! The Early Days of the Dreamliner United Airlines is the American launch customer for the latest jet out of … [Read more...] about United Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Butt-In-Seat Economy Plus Review!