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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Sep
7
comment My passport will expire a few months after I start travelling - problem?
it depends on where you are traveling to. Each country has its own rules.
Sep
4
comment Do I need a visa to go to Canada from America if I have a Green Card?
your edit would be better as an answer, Yoo. Glad you enjoyed Niagara!
Sep
4
comment What is traveling for work to Saudi Arabia like?
I'm not following you. As a woman, should I shake hands with a Saudi man? Point 2 says yes. Should I sit in the singles section when I am alone? Point 17 says yes. Should I avoid talking to other women? Point 5 says yes. I think if I actually went to Jeddah and followed this advice, I would regret it. You have edited to clarify about Saudi men vs Saudi women, but still assume the traveller is a man.
Sep
4
comment What is traveling for work to Saudi Arabia like?
I think this answer carried a giant implied "if you are a man" at the start of it. Perhaps you could clarify which pieces of advice apply to everyone and which only to men? For example a woman alone would go to the family side of a restaurant, no?
Aug
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What publicly accessible tall structures to take photos from exist in London?
Aug
30
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
28
revised Can I estimate the real or final price of a plane trip?
not all fees are part of the ticket; then/than
Aug
27
comment What is considered a “domestic flight” with Delta flights in North America?
in North America flights across the Canadian and US border are rarely called international. But double check because occasionally, they are. When you see a list that includes "Canada/US" as one item and "International" as another, I would say that is very clear. Your bag will cost $25.
Aug
27
answered Is there a difference between green traffic lights and blinking green traffic lights?
Aug
27
revised Single travelling in Sep-Oct - which destination: China, Russia, Barcelona + Portugal, or Cuba?
removed irrelevant link that left the answer in danger of a spam flag
Aug
26
answered Preparing home for your trip
Aug
24
comment Should I purchase rental car insurance? What protection does my credit card provide?
THis second point is very important. When I actually needed to use my credit card insurance after a minor crunch with a rental vehicle, their first question was "did you decline ALL the insurance the rental people offered?" and the only acceptable answer was yes. The rental people push hard because this is where they make their money. Often as I sign they're saying "and you take responsibility for the full value of the car" and other scary things. Read your credit card rules but for mine it's decline, decline, decline.
Aug
21
comment Benefits of checking in online when checking bags
Sometimes lazy GA's will just upgrade the seatless person who arrived at the last minute. But the software prefers to upgrade someone in seat 42B and put the latecomer in there. As long as 42B isn't on the plane already, this works. Finding passenger 42B consists of paging them, or having the computer beep when scanning the pass as they board, which has happened to me more than once.
Aug
21
comment Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?
It's not a narcotic (painkillers are) but it is restricted to buy it. I am not aware of anywhere that objects to you owning or carrying it. You may find it easier to buy with acetominophen/paracetamol (tylenol) already in it - this is sold with much less restriction because it can't be made into meth. Also see news.yahoo.com/… for a non-serious tip on getting pseudoephedrine when you need it
Aug
20
comment Where can I get definitive success rate statistics for Kilimanjaro trekking operators?
Agree, I have friends who did Kili and not all went to the top but it wasn't about the guides. It's physically difficult in parts, and icy, and some people don't go all the way up.
Aug
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on The best Keralan spices
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
19
answered What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?
Aug
17
comment Are US citizens legally required to provide a current address on a US customs declaration?
@Andra did you know that on the new Review tab you can vote "Do not close" on questions with close votes against them?
Aug
17
reviewed Leave Open Are US citizens legally required to provide a current address on a US customs declaration?