Travel Posts

Downtown Dallas Dining - Fearing's at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas

After a busy week last week, The Road More Traveled returns home to Dallas to continue my quest for fine food in the Central Business District.  Today's pick, Fearing's, is technically in Uptown, not Downtown, but since it's a tolerable walking distance from the office, it's close enough for me ...

A Day in Photos from Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a city that has been high on my list of places to visit.  I finally had the chance after a business trip to Frankfurt.  Only visiting for a day is hardly doing it justice, but one day is better than zero.  I've done several trips like this as a tag on business trips to get a ...

Lesson 3: What will my baby eat abroad?

Lesson 3: What will my baby eat abroad? 
 "What will my baby eat abroad?"
"What food can I take when I fly with a baby?"
"What about local foods? I'm afraid that baby could get sick."

Lucy tries dumplings in Macau
 Food to ...

Cruisers Beware, Room Service No Longer Free on Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Dawn docked in Cruiseport Boston
It used to be that cruising was like staying at an all-inclusive resort.  You would pay a hefty cruise fare up front, but all food and drink, including alcohol, would be included.  Cruise lines actually preceded the airlines by several ...

Like an old Seoul: a day in South Korea's capital | Trip (Ro)Ports

After arriving from New York by way of Asiana 221, I headed straight for the light rail station at Incheon airport which will literally take you anywhere you want to go in the city.
Getting around
I have a soft spot for efficient, economical and quick public transportation systems, and so ...

Our First International Trip as a Family of Three

Can a trip with an infant be a vacation?  I'm about to find out.  We are about to head to Europe for a quick family trip.  As usual, I'm excited for some new destinations and experiences, and want to share it here.

Yep, another excuse to show off this ...

Don't you get sick of traveling so much? Some Favorite Travel Quotes

I'm often asked if I tire of traveling so much.  At times, especially when dealing with stupid delays I may feel that way.  Being away from home and especially my wife and daughter is tough given that most of my travel is for work.  But every time I find my self not traveling for a ...

Exploring and eating my way around Istanbul

I have written about experiences on a past business trip to India.  That trip was supposed to be approximately a week in India, and then to return back home.  Due to some last minute changes, I ended up needing to work in Istanbul before I went home.  While I love the city, I wasn't ...

Am I the only one who cries on airplanes? Wait, don't answer that...

I'm generally not much of a crier in most situations.  That said there are a few things that do break that rule.  I've found myself getting a little bit misty on occasion on airplanes.  At least it seems that I'm not alone in that regard.
I recently read an article in ...

Delayed Checked Baggage Upon Arrival with Swiss Airlines in Zurich

While I avoid checking bags as much as I can, due to length of trip or various other requirements, sometimes I do have to check baggage.  My typical trips are short domestic trips, and I never check a bag.  I occasionally carry on on international trips too, but on the rare occasion that I ...

Compensation from my Hotel Roulette - American Airlines IRROPS Disaster

A couple of weeks ago while traveling home from a long work week I had a hotel snafu at LAX where American Airlines provided me with a hotel voucher for the Westin but when I arrived at the Westin the hotel had no room for me. The entire ordeal took over three hours to get sorted out and finally ...

My Experiences with Travel and Dining in India

I had a business trip to India in late 2014.  While visiting Gurgaon, Chennai, Vellore and  Ahmedabad I was able to explore various cuisines as well as a few of the domestic airlines.  I have already reviewed some of the excellent hotels I visited (The Westin Gurgaon and the ITC Grand ...

Lesson One: How to Obtain a Minor Passport

Here are some helpful tips on obtaining a passport for a minor under 16:

What you will need for a minor passport:
Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (We used Certified U.S. Birth Certificate)  Social Security Number (This is required on the application forms) Evidence of ...

It's Time for an Infant Passport

Do you need an infant passport? 
Every minor regardless of their age traveling overseas is required to carry a valid passport.  A passport for a minor under the age of 16 is valid for five years.
Before Lucy was born we knew she would need a passport ASAP! She was due ...
1 Comment

Review: Suite at The ITC Grand Chola, Chennai India

On my business trip to India, we spent a few days in the south of the country, in Chennai.  There are some excellent hotels here, and while there we stayed at the ITC Grand Chola, which is affiliated with Starwood Preferred Guest.  Like my stay at the Westin Gurgaon, I successfully ...

Review: Executive Suite at the Westin Gurgaon, India

The Westin in Gurgaon, India is a fresh, modern hotel relatively close to Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi, and to the office where I would be working for a few days.  It also came highly recommended from a colleague, and it is pretty well reviewed online.  It was a very nice hotel, and ...

Switching from National Rental Car to Hertz, not by choice.

I rent cars quite a bit in my business travels, and for several years I have my preferred vendor has been National.  For the most part, I've been happy with National, and had earned Executive status for several years.  Starting in 2015, my company preferred vendors no longer included ...

Lufthansa First Class with a seat and a bed Frankfurt to Toronto

Lufthansa First Class is a relatively attainable luxury for those who play in the miles/points world.  Its not easy to get, but its doable. For this flight, I was excited to finally be able to enjoy the 'seat and a bed' cabin upstairs on the 747-400.  I've flown Lufthansa First several ...

Get Paid to Travel - Be the Next Travel Channel Star!

If you have always wanted to travel the world (and get paid for doing it) and have a strong personality for television, then here is your chance to be the Travel Channel's next rising star! 

The Travel Channel is currently looking for fun and adventurous personalities and ...

Book Airfare and Hotels with Bitcoin

Over the last several years Bitcoin online currency has become substantial more popular and now traveling on Bitcoin and paying for flights, hotels, and more is a reality as some online retailers are starting to accept payment via Bitcoin.
Currently there are only a few major online retailers ...
1 Comment