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Each is less than $50 but will make any trip much more comfortable… I travel a lot and comfort on the road is important to me. And with the Holiday Season upon us, many of you may be taking to the friendly skies or sleeping on someone else’s bed. In a previous article I shared […]

I am on the road nearly 200 days a year. With over 30 years of travel under my belt, I’ve discovered many simple and free ways to make your travel more enjoyable. Here are my four favorites. I hope you like them as they’ve made my life a lot better. Keeping Window Shades Closed After […]

In an earlier post, I wrote about how using SlideShark, AppleTV, a router, and other technologies can allow you to do some very cool things with your presentations. For example, you can present without wires and write directly on the slides. Unfortunately AppleTV can be flakey and using hotel Wifi is always risky. And SlideShark […]

Do you give presentations as part of your job? What if you could draw directly on your slides while standing in the audience? For a while now, I have been using some fun technologies that allow me to make my presentations much more engaging. What You Need AppleTV A wifi router An iPad (I use […]

I am always looking for ways to make my life simpler. I’ve found two that really seem to keep my inbox clean. Sanebox FollowUpThen Both work with any email client or operating system (as far as I know). Sanebox Sanebox scans incoming mail and decides if it is important or not. If it looks like […]

Today’s Tuesday Travel Tip… Have you ever stayed in a hotel room and could not get the shades to stay closed? When the sun rises, the light blasting into your room wakes you up? Well, here is my simple yet handy solution: use a chip clip. Bring one of these with you on your next […]

Today’s Thursday Technology Tip… You will notice that whenever I post a video or audio file, the next day (or so) I post a written transcription. I do this for two reasons: 1) some people prefer to read, and 2) it helps with my SEO. Although I have used a variety of services for transcriptions, […]

I travel a lot. And I travel with a lot of technology. In front of me now is my MacBook Pro, my iPad and my iPhone. But when I am in hotels, they often charge for each internet connection. So I have to choose. Do I want to connect my computer, my tablet or my phone? […]

I am now just returning from a month sabbatical. This allowed me to reflect and spend time with friends and family. As part of that month off, I did a two week intensive retreat where they sequestered my phone.  No email, phone, books, music, or videos for a fortnight! Let me tell you, it wasn’t […]

I have now spoken in 43 countries (#44 coming soon).  As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time in airports and going through security.  TSA Pre is amazing, and has sped up how quickly I get through the lines. One of the (many) nice things about TSA Pre is that you don’t have […]

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