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Cairo for Chinese New Year

This is Part 1 in my series on Cairo. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Introduction: Cairo for Chinese New Year II: Exploring the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt III: Unearthing the History of Old Cairo IV: A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine V: Hotel Review: Mena House, Cairo Egypt is home to one of the world’s most …

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Save Big on Flights, Book in Local Currency

Here’s a tip that will almost always help you save money when booking international flights. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars on international flights just by using this simple technique: Book your international flights on an airline’s local country website. As you probably know, most international carriers have localized websites for each country. For example, United has a separate website for …

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The Top 10 Lessons I Learned in Suites Class

Some months back, I flew Suites Class on Singapore Airlines. The 5 hour flight from Singapore to Hong Kong wasn’t a particularly long one, but it was one of my favorite flights of my life. Rather than pay the $6,000 round-trip fare, I paid for the flight with a big handful of frequent flyer miles and $50 in taxes. Not …

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Reinvention is the Key to Relevance

Lifetime learning is more important than ever before, and in the decades to come, our livelihoods will come to depend on it. I first got to thinking about this, after I read the statement below in Thomas Friedman’s excellent “Thank You for Being Late“. Reflecting on the impact that mass automation will have on the global workforce, Friedman’s advice for …

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Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing

This is Part 5 in my series on Chongqing. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Chongqing: An Introduction II: Sampling the Delights of Sichuan Cuisine III: Adventures in Modern Chongqing IV: Exploring Ciqikou, Chongqing’s Old Town V: Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my visit to Chongqing was my …

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Echoes of the Past in Ciqikou

This is Part 4 in my series on Chongqing. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Chongqing: An Introduction II: Sampling the Delights of Sichuan Cuisine III: Adventures in Modern Chongqing IV: Exploring Ciqikou, Chongqing’s Old Town V: Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square After a busy day exploring Chongqing’s pulsating central business district, it was time to …

A City of the Future: Exploring Downtown Chongqing

This is Part 3 in my series on Chongqing. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Chongqing: An Introduction II: Sampling the Delights of Sichuan Cuisine III: Adventures in Modern Chongqing IV: Exploring Chongqing’s Old Town V: Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square As mentioned in my introduction to this series, my opinion is that Chongqing as a …

Trekking In Nepal: An Overview

The Himalayas. Just those two words evoke thoughts of adventure, alpine exploration, and discovery. Luckily, modern air travel and excellent trekking companies make it easier than ever to get in and out of the highest mountain range in the world. Nepal has arguably the most dramatic and beautiful scenery of anywhere in the world – even topping New Zealand, which …

Hotpot and Beyond: Inside Chongqing’s Fiery Food Scene

This is Part 2 in my series on Chongqing. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Chongqing: An Introduction II: Sampling the Delights of Sichuan Cuisine III: Adventures in Modern Chongqing IV: Exploring Chongqing’s Old Town V: Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square When in Chongqing, experiencing its food culture should be at the top of your list. The dining …

On Hotpot and Skyscrapers: Adventures in Chongqing

This is Part 1 in my series on Chongqing. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Chongqing: An Introduction II: Inside Chongqing’s Fiery Food Scene III: Adventures in Modern Chongqing IV: Exploring Chongqing’s Old Town V: Hotel Review: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square I’ll say it right now: if Chongqing isn’t already on your list of places to travel, it …