Power Travel Tip

  Have you ever been traveling and left your wall plug power adapter at home? Last week, I was on a short getaway to Ben Tre in southern Vietnam. When I went to recharge my nearly dead iPhone battery at night, I discovered something unusual. The hotel I was...

How to avoid being overcharged when changing foreign currencies

Many travelers assume that the best (and cheapest) way to change money overseas is to use an ATM at your destination. The reason for this, is that with these transactions¬†you’re almost always charged a professional ‘inter-bank’ rate. That rate is set...

Traveling #iPhoneOnly

I’m currently in India traveling #iPhoneOnly (OK, I have an Android phone with me, too), in a mission to see if I can exchange a stack of Rupees I had. (Without warning, the Indian government withdrew all 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from circulation about four...

Get super-quick translations using your Mac

    Many times when you’re traveling with your Mac, you’ll find the need to quickly translate a small amount of text. For a long time, I simply had Google Translate open in a web browser tab and would perform the translations there. In recent...