This is my review of the eBags Professional slim laptop backpack. I purchased the backpack about five weeks ago to replace a Timbuk2 Commute messenger bag I purchased back in June of 2015. I was never really all that happy with the messenger bag as my gear just tended to float around inside…it was essentially … More eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack – Review
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta Overview: Back to the world of mundane travel; a quick trip to Lincoln Nebraska and back. Although I’m not 100% sure, I do believe that out of 26 years of traveling with my employer, this is the first time I’ve … More Lincoln, Nebraska – September 2017
“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore Overview: In the true spirit of Mundane Travel, last week I headed out to Twinsburg Ohio for the week to do three audits; out on Monday and back on Friday. All three clients were a stones throw from each … More Twinsburg, Ohio – February 2017
“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson Overview: This trip was a multi-stop swing through Alabama and Texas, with stops in Rainsville/Fort Payne AL and Houston TX; Monday November 14th through Friday November 18th. Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR): Not much to note here; check-in … More Fort Payne AL/Houston TX – Nov 2016 (Part 1)
And so my tour of Colorado and Idaho continues. From Denver, CO I head to Idaho Falls, ID for a couple of days: Tuesday Oct 18th through Thursday Oct 20th, 2016 Denver International Airport: A word of advice; don’t cut things close if you’re flying out of the Denver International Airport (DEN). Total time from … More Loveland, CO/Idaho Falls, ID (Part 2)
Have you noticed that the title of this blog is “The Mundane Travel Blog”? Trips like this are why; put in a day at work, drive down from Cortland NY to Exton PA Wednesday night, audit at the client Thursday morning, and drive back Thursday night. Short and sweet. Wednesday Oct 26th through Thursday Oct … More Exton PA, October 2016
Leg 1 of my tour of Colorado and Idaho begins: Sunday Oct 16th through Tuesday Oct 18th, 2016 Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR): Not much to note here; check-in at the United Airlines kiosk was uneventful as was the security check. For some strange reason, the line for TSA Precheck was considerably longer that the … More Loveland, CO/Idaho Falls, ID (Part 1)
About a week ago I was on Amazon, and this items popped-up in the suggestions; Shacke Pak – 4 Set Slim Packing Cubes – Travel Organizers. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive, and as a set of four was only $19.99, it wasn’t a big investment. The packing “cubes” are heavy nylon with a semi-mesh top measuring 2.2 … More Packing Cubes?
A typical quick trip this week, heading out on a Wednesday and back Thursday night. I left work around 2:00 pm, stopped at my apartment to grab my roll aboard, then to the SYR airport to pick-up my rental car. It’s pretty much a straight shot down the NYS Thruway and Mass Turnpike to Chelmsford … More Lowell/Chelmsford MA
If you’re the typical road worrier like me, then you’re likely balancing a coffee cup with the rest of your geat as you go from one destination to the next. Depending on how early you got up this morning, which may have been before the hotel kitchen opened, breakfast may have been a large coffee … More What’s your on the road caffeine consumption?