Dude, Where’s My Passport?!

That’s exactly what I asked the Thai embassy in Chicago. And also the postmaster’s office. After hours on the phone with each, both disavow any knowledge of my most valued travel possession. And that’s a terrifying thing, considering that in 10 days time some cold men...

Booking Cheap Flights — Part 2

This is what booking tickets often feels like. Ask everyone on a flight what they paid and you’ll get a different answer from nearly every passenger. Tell people that your ticket cost less than theirs and you probably won’t make many new friends. But why?...

The Secret to Booking Cheap Flights

I’ve gotten a lot of practice booking cheap flights over the last seven years of crossing both the Pacific and the Atlantic. Amazingly, I’ve gone back and forth so many times now that some of the immigration guys even recognize me when I return to the U.S....

Can’t Afford to Travel? Think Again!

“Guys, Valentine’s Day is not that complicated — give, and you shall receive.” The now-famous words from Adriana Lima in Teleflora’s Super Bowl Commercial had guys across America adjusting their pants after her getting-dolled-up routine....

Finding Cheap Domestic Flights

Finding cheap domestic flights is perhaps even more of a dark art than getting a good deal on international flights for me lately. I’d rather pay a hefty sum to cross the Atlantic or Pacific than the same amount to bound across a few only semi-interesting...

Off to Bangkok for the Election

For two months I have been telling people that I was leaving the U.S. finally, although I wasn’t sure when. I was met with half belief. Hell, I half believed it myself. As we learned after countless false alarms in the Army: it isn’t really happening until...