Posts By Bill Conn

Beach on an island with bright blue water and two lounge chairs

The reports coming from the Dominican Republic about a rash of deaths among American tourists this year are admittedly upsetting and worrisome. If you have a trip planned to the beautiful island nation this summer, you’re probably wondering if you should cancel to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your travel companions. But should you? Canceling a trip…

If you suffer from a severe allergy to common pets, you know just how frustrating it can be. Just being in the same room as an animal can set off an uncomfortable chain of reactions. Unfortunately, avoiding animal-lovers’ homes isn’t enough anymore. More and more travelers are choosing to bring their animals along for the trip—and they’re bringing their pets…

American Airlines Peanut Allergy Policy Change

While emotional support squirrels are still on the no-fly list, American Airlines has taken an important step in accommodating passengers with a life-threatening condition in another way. Now, anyone with a nut allergy can board an American flight early to wipe down their seat and the surrounding area. The announcement comes on the heels of recent stories of passengers suffering…

Woman sleeps on red eye flight

It’s 2:23 p.m. on a Monday, the first day back at work after a 10-day trip to visit family on the other side of the country. I took the red-eye home—in case you’re not familiar, it’s a flight that takes off in the evening and reaches your destination the next morning. I consider myself a seasoned traveler; I’ve been everywhere…

Cyberattack Russia World Cup 2018

Football fans around the world are gathering for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, it's not all fun and games. Your cybersecurity is at risk and the chance of getting your phone, laptop and other electronic devices hacked is high if you're planning to attend. William Evanina, director of the FBI National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), warns travelers: “Don’t…

Global Scribes Helps Kids Make Friends Around the World

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword when it comes to our children. It can open vast new worlds of knowledge and discovery for them but also has the potential to lead them down some dark and dangerous digital paths. It’s no secret that the average time kids spend with their mobile devices has skyrocketed in recent years, and unfortunate side…

Santa at the airport

Have you seen the classic 80s movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Unlikely travel companions Steve Martin and John Candy get stuck making their way home for the holidays and navigate a bunch of stressful and hilarious situations. Fun to watch on screen; not so fun to experience in real life. The mega-holiday that spans Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is…

Stress-free travel with IBS

You look around in a panic for the nearest bathroom. You need to get there NOW, but the plane is just about to take off and the fasten seatbelt sign is already on. Dealing with the symptoms of your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the next 15 minutes can feel like a lifetime. Sadly, many people suffer in silence and…

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