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

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Jun
20
comment Round-trip transit through Canada: does it double transit visa costs?
what flights are you taking? There were (and perhaps still are) some China flights that transit in YYZ without going landside or needing transit visas.
Jun
19
comment Finding public beds or large sofa/couch outdoors chillout areas in California, where you can lie down with your feet on
Still too broad in my opinion. Most hotel lobbies have couches where you can lie down for free if you look like you might be staying in the hotel or meeting someone who is. This is like asking "What restaurants serve iced tea? I really like it" or "what restaurants have windows that look out onto a pleasant lawn?" Thousands if not millions do and I doubt there is a systematic way to find them.
Jun
18
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
It's natural to feel nervous, but you understand the airline has people whose job it is to worry about this, and who are as aware of current events as the rest of us, right? It's not like they can't look at a map too.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
comment Bringing outdoor food to Japan
Is there a reason not to buy the food in Japan?
Jun
16
comment Turning 18, visitor visa UK
possible duplicate of UK child visitor visa for Scotland
Jun
16
comment Paying by credit card while overseas cheaper in US dollars or in the local currency?
related: money.stackexchange.com/q/10837/13495
Jun
16
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
You've read through the children tag? travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/children - after that you can ask more specific questions. This one is really too broad.
Jun
15
reviewed Looks OK Flashing headlights on Autobahn
Jun
15
reviewed Close Overstayed on Visa Waiver Program and I am planning another holiday?
Jun
14
comment Baltimore to Las Vegas- why does the flight path change from day to day
some more details would help here: where are you seeing the flight path? (It might not always be right.) Maybe some screen shots?
Jun
13
revised Does a suit fit in a carry-on bag or rollaboard?
edited body; edited title
Jun
13
revised Forearm walking crutch and air travel
deleted 16 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
11
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
@Malvolio mine was also a beagle. They must be naturally fruit oriented or something. It was adorable (and confusing) since my understanding of a drugs dog is a big German Shepherd / Alsatian not this happy little sweetie that wouldn't leave my backpack alone.
Jun
11
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
I mention this because (a) it was Canada and (b) I successfully got a Nexus card afterwards. So it's sort of counterexample except they didn't find it, we produced it after being prompted. (I had utterly forgotten it in the process of Paris hotel to Eurostar to London, errands, to Heathrow hotel, up in the morning, to gate, and 8 hour flight all with 2 kids. I guess the officer could tell that.)
Jun
10
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
Coming home from Europe a guy at the first place you talk to customs people asked sternly "are you SURE you have no food?" (probably because I was traveling with 2 kids) and I was sure but my husband remembered the apple from the previous day and reminded me. I said "we might have a French apple" and he made us look, then took it from us and threw it away. That was the end of that.
Jun
10
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
I've met a fruit-sniffing dog in YYZ coming home from Bermuda. Very interested in my bag but did not sit. Handler reassured me the dog was only trained on fruit :-)
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
comment Can I take a two pin travel adapter plug in my hand luggage?
many people do - they can be vital to using the power plugs in the airport, after all.
Jun
10
revised Heathrow Customs - “Arrivals from the EU” exit
edited tags; edited title