You may have heard of the story of the man who crossed the Canadian border using only a photo of his passport on his iPad as his identification.

http://technabob.com/blog/2012/01/04/ipad-passport/

Granted, when traveling, you should always have backup photos of your identification, your credit cards, etc. stored somewhere safe, maybe stored online so that you can access it in case your wallet was stolen.  But, don’t try this yourself kids!  Just because you may have read it on the internet doesn’t mean it’s always true.

The Candian Customs says that this never happened. (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/01/ipad-passport-customs/)  And with further thought, this should NOT ever happen, given the many magical things that can be done these days with Photoshop.

 

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What a great idea, combining social media with charter flight travel. The new company, Social Flights, Takes the concept of social media, where you can quote the price of a flight, and get others to buy tickets on that flight too so that you can fill up a plane at essentially the same price for a regular commercial flight ticket, resulting in sharing that flight with others who want to fly to the same place with you.

I joined the site today,and it appears that concept has yet to really ‘take off’, but this could be a great contender for big vacation trips to ski resorts, etc. I’m definitely going to watch this one, and if I buy a ticket I’ll post a review.

Social Flight has access to 50,000 seats across its fleet and hopes to take a piece of both the private aviation market — a $50 billion per year business — and the commercial travel sector.

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Sale alert! Scott eVests 33% off!

May 25, 2011

I’ve always been intrigued by the Scott eVest because of the many pockets. Being a girl with a purse in a foreign place can be a scary thing. The good news is that Magellan’s is having a sale 33% off these Scott eVests!!!! Get them while they’re hot!

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Soap for anything!

May 24, 2011

Hello everyone, it’s been a while. My travel has dropped off a lot because of a recent work from home position, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve ended it! I have been just slacking on updating. I’m back now though so don’t fret One thing I’ve been really loving when I travel is the Bronner’s [...]

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Cool gadgets can speed things up, but can also slow you down

February 1, 2011

I admit it, I am a technology junkie, and I stay abreast of new technologies and cool gadgets by being an early adopter. The new technology out there, iPad, e-Readers, etc. as well as cool new gadgets to help us with our travel conveniences, like the PacSafe bags with wire mesh in them, we hope [...]

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Pilot spills coffee on the controls and sends hijacked message

January 27, 2011

A plane was grounded when a pilot drinking his coffee, accidentally got some of the caffeinated glorious liquid onto the plane’s controls. The plane was traveling from Chicago to Frankfurt and was over Canada when they realized that the radio was not working correctly after the spill. The pilots entered in the emergency code for [...]

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Great tips from the wall street journal on travel

January 21, 2011

From the article: Flight Canceled? How to Get a Cot, Food—and the Fastest Flight Out – WSJ.com. I found this fantastic informative graphic on how to survive a canceled flight! Pre-flight checklist = One bag travel!! In the “Look Ahead” box, you see the man looking at his Kindle-like device. Last month, I did just this, [...]

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Scans are branching out to other travel methods

December 5, 2010

Planes, Trains, Subways and Boats Airports aren’t the only place a terrorist could attack. Other travel outlets are becoming aware of the risk and are beginning to also put in safety measures. Full body scanners are now coming to trains, subways, and boats (cruise ships). If you travel by other methods besides planes, you’re not [...]

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Traveling out of the US? Phone home for free!

December 2, 2010

I am a big fan of Google’s free products. I’m such a big fan, and I’ve tested and approved the functionality of google’s call service. What you need: A Computer a Gmail Account – it’s free! Just go to http://www.gmail.com to register your own gmail account today! Installation of the call service plugin – once [...]

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Wicked Wicking Good!

November 18, 2010

If you’re going to travel with the least amount of clothing possible, all in one bag – you’re going to have to wash some clothes in the sink! When traveling around the world, you’re going to sweat, and if you sweat you’re going to stink. It’s inevitable, no matter how much deodorant or perfume you [...]

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