Bureau of Transportation Statistics – a great online resource

                    I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare.  One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to  “RITA” , which …

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Nice Printable Travel Guides from PBS Travel: Burt Wolf’s “Travel and Traditions”

Although some appear a bit dated, PBS’ travel host Burt Wolf has some great printable guides for the many cities he has featured on his PBS’ Travel show “Travels and Traditions with Burt Wolf” As an example see this Boston …

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Venture Card Frequent Flyer Miles – unrestricted but “expensive” to use

Unless you lost your television you’ve seen the ads for the new Capitol One Venture Card.    They feature Alex Baldwin talking about the benefits of using the Venture miles anytime and on any airline.   If you were among …

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TSA Tips for Travelers

The TSA Website regularly offers features and tips on travel, and you’ll be better prepared if you check in before trips.     Rules are starting to stabilize after the dramatic security changes created by the 9/11 terror attacks on …

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Airport Codes and Distance Calculator

This blog is part of a network of information provided by several blogs and websites. Airport City Codes database and distance calculators are here:CitycodesDatabase Time and Distance Calculator Retirement Community Profiles are a RetireUSA.net Travel and History is our largest …

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Passport Rule Change for AIR Travel to Mexico, Canada, Carribbean.

Passport rules have been relaxed for air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. My understanding is that you can still travel to Canada and Mexico by sea or by car *without* a passport until January of 2008. However …

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