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

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Aug
20
comment One afternoon/night in Vegas - what to do?
Have you seen travel.stackexchange.com/questions/18147/…?
Aug
20
comment Northern Italy: east to west or west to east?
I've added the Venice tag because the crux of the matter seems really to be the chances of acqua alta in mid October vs late October or the first few days of November.
Aug
20
revised Northern Italy: east to west or west to east?
edited tags
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
19
comment Do airlines recycle uneaten, unopened, pre-packaged food?
I believe you are answering about bottles of juice that never leave the cart, extra packages of salad dressing the crew did not give to passengers etc. I believe the OP is asking about packaged items on their meal tray that were given to them, but that they left sealed. Is there any distinction when collecting trays after the meal between untouched sealed items, and general garbage?
Aug
19
comment Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink?
might be a Canadian thing heinzitup.com/OurProducts
Aug
19
answered Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink?
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
chafing question on Outdoors: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/4400/163 also note that there is a blisters tag on that site so lots of info for you
Aug
17
comment Can you get complementary upgrades when you check-in online or through a booth at the airport?
To confirm, both Air Canada and United offer various kinds of upgrading options (for money, with a certificate, to business, to economy plus) when checking in online or at a kiosk. And in the case of a certificate upgrade to business, it is something best done in advance, but some people don't know they can.
Aug
13
revised Prescriptions in checked luggage: ok when travelling to Spain?
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Aug
13
comment Will wearing a bright colored jacket signal that I am a tourist?
I wore women's dress pumps and a light jacket I didn't zip up. Cold is relative
Aug
13
comment Will wearing a bright colored jacket signal that I am a tourist?
In Berlin in November the shoes were thin and close-fitting, possibly leather. I saw no boots. I don't think I've ever seen boots within a city.
Aug
13
comment Are there any advantages to boarding a flight near the end of the boarding process?
no, you request one online that doesn't go through automatically, or you ask at the gate, and then they say "we will process upgrades when the flight closes" so you sit and wait until they start calling names.
Aug
13
comment What to do if I am involved in a road accident between two border controls?
while this may be true, how does it help the OP? Who should he call with his car accident?
Aug
13
revised What to do if I am involved in a road accident between two border controls?
incorporating more details in response to comments
Aug
12
answered Are there any advantages to boarding a flight near the end of the boarding process?
Aug
12
answered Will wearing a bright colored jacket signal that I am a tourist?
Aug
12
answered What to do if I am involved in a road accident between two border controls?
Aug
12
comment How am I supposed to travel with all these hard copy guidebooks?
weight in the suitcase, yes. weight in the hand as we went around the town, no. And had we done more of the planning in advance (my travel companion on the Venice trip was not as planning-focused/compliant as on the Vegas trip) they could have stayed behind.
Aug
11
revised How am I supposed to travel with all these hard copy guidebooks?
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