Revenue Management: A Brief History of Why You Pay What You Do

Before I became a full-time travel writer, I was in the hotel business. At that time, in the early 1970s in San Diego, revenue management wasn’t even a phrase, much less a concept or coveted position in an organizational chart. In its primitive state, it was a loose practice. In summer how we loved the[…]

Travel Gifts for the Holidays – December 2015

Efficient packing is the first step for any trip. Eagle Creek always has innovative gear and this year I discovered their Adventure Pop Top Carry On. It converts from a wheeled under seat tote to full size luggage. The company stands behind all of their products with a “no matter what warranty.” Shop at[…]

Pack Right, Pack Light….

Pack light, include a spare pair of glasses and use a credit card that doesn’t charge for ATMs or currency exchanges. My Pop Top Carry-On ( eliminated unwelcome airline luggage fees. A couple of trips pay for the product.     Teva’s Wander Lace ( is a comfortable walking shoe and ideal for the ship’s[…]