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Travel Tip #11

On September 8, 2012 By

For many airline meals (and all meals on Singapore Air), you will receive a roll with butter.  I have determined that they must store this butter under an artic ice cap right before they serve it to you as it’s usually an unspreadable chunk of yellow.  So, today’s tip: as soon as you are served [...]

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Travel Tip #10

On September 30, 2011 By

Your choice of food on an international plane flight is generally pretty limited, unless you bring your own ingredients and portable toaster oven, which probably wouldn’t pass the x-ray scanners anyway (both because of the fire hazard and the fact that some of your ingredients would go over the 3 fl oz rule – unless [...]

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Travel Tip #9

On September 8, 2011 By

So much internet and blog content focuses around customer complaints and issues… I would like to take this moment to recognize the good in the travel world by presenting my first Prestigious Urban Jungle Travel Award (PUJTA….the word “prestigious” needs to be in there in case anyone ever asks if this is a prestigious award….duh….it’s [...]

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Travel Tip #8

On August 8, 2011 By

In case you are curious, it *is* possible to bring a suitcase full of the following back to Singapore from the US:

- Deodorant (4)

-Toothpaste (2)

-Pretzel M&Ms (1)

-Chewing gum (2) — it is legal to chew gum in Singapore, you just can’t buy it in the country

-Comet cleaner (1) — I [...]

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Travel Tip #7

On July 9, 2011 By

Get a really good travel adapter with all of the different plugs built-in (as opposed to those power adapters with a separate piece for each plug type….way too difficult to keep track of all of those pieces!).  Ashley gave me two as a Going Away present and they are awesome, I highly recommend more ...

Travel Tip #6

On June 28, 2011 By

When flying Singapore Airlines and you have an aisle seat in row 36 and the check-in counter tells you they have a window seat (yea!) in the Emergency Exit Row, do not take it.  It is a windowless row.  And a bulkhead.  Which is quite nice for leg room, but where’s the storage (not to [...]

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Travel Tip #5

On June 22, 2011 By

When flying Singapore Airlines and you have an aisle seat in row 39 and you see online an open window seat (yea!) in row 34, do not take it.  It is a windowless row.  Just a plastic protrusion where your beautiful view should be.

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