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The Ins and Outs of the Airlines

Travel has become an everyday part of modern life, so you make the most of it. With a few SharpTravel tips on what today’s airlines have to offer you can choose an airline that lets you earn free flights a little faster, provides more than...

Dive! Dive! Dive! 10 Great Dive Bars in the USA

How do you define a dive bar? Answers vary: "You have to be a little afraid when you go in." "You have to feel at home." "Nobody can know about it but the locals." " It can be popular, but has to retain its character." "It has to be packed...

Targa! Targa! Targa!

Targa! Targa! Targa! The brochure said we would experience a relaxed and leisurely tour of the island of Newfoundland… by car. The brochure was — upon reflection — as wrong as a hard left turn called out as a hard right. Of course, this is not to say that the...

Facing Your Fear of Flying

Facing Your Fear of Flying According to a study conducted by the Boeing Company, one out of every three adult Americans suffers from flying-related fear or anxiety. So if you hate to fly, one fact may relax you: you are not alone. Why You Might Fear Flying There is...

SharpTravel Gear

SharpTravel Gear Sleeping and working in-flight are all about conform. Make your next flight less of a nightmare by checking it this great Travel SharpGear: Sleep Shades. Worn by great SharpMen such as Zorro and Batman (only they wore then with the eyes...

Air Yoga: Getting Balanced at 20,000 Feet

Air travel can be stressful: crowded airports… seemingly endless delays… cramped quarters in the economy cabin. Before you start hyperventilating or causing a scene, take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Let the sounds around you fade away...

CityGuide: Boston

CityGuide: Boston Boston is a historic town full of colonial architecture and Revolutionary monuments. Today’s modern city has been built on and around this colonial framework, making for an interesting combination of new and old. Sure, some of the roads...

Getting Better Gas Milage

Sometimes SharpTravel brings you news and clues on exciting and exotic destinations, and sometimes we just tell you more about stuff you need to know every day. This article falls into the second category. Maybe you don’t usually consider...

Traveling with Your Laptop

In response to SharpMan’s How to Travel Sharp series, readers have requested additional information on how to SharpWork while traveling. Your wish is our next story idea. The following are tips to help you plan, travel and set up shop when...

Choo-choosing A Rail Pass

Europe is a great place to experience a number of cultures in a short time. The extensive rail network linking European cities makes it easy to do so. With some planning and the right rail pass, you can see Europe in style and save money...

Men in Montana at Triple Creek Ranch

There are getaways and then there are Getaways, but this SharpTravel "must visit" getaway rates high on our list of unforgettable places. Set high in the fir-covered Bitterroot Mountain wilderness, Triple Creek Ranch lies across three...

Take a Vacation and Work

You’ve waited a whole year and it’s finally arrived — those two glorious weeks when you throw off the shackles of your job. No more voice mail, e-mails or deadlines. Oh yeah, it’s vacation time again… So what’ll it be this year? Two weeks...

Healthy Flying

Healthy Flying If you’ve ever spent much time on airplanes, you are probably prepared for delayed flights, crowded airports and coach seats designed for Ally McBeal. While annoying, these inconveniences seem a small price to pay for the ability to have...

What to Wear When SharpTraveling on Business

What to Wear When SharpTraveling on Business Many travel guides talk about what work travelers should pack. What about clothes for your commute? Check out these SharpTravel tips for looking Sharp and dressing smart while traveling for work: Always look professional. Depending on the...

Come Fly With Me: Post 9-11 Travel Tips

The President is all for it. The airlines are certainly in there pitching. Ask any hotelier. Caterer. Travel agent. They’ll all tell you the same thing: Get out there — and fly! They’ve been saying it, singing it, printing it in newspapers...

Dealing with Cancelled Flights

Dealing with Cancelled Flights It’s every SharpTraveler’s nightmare: you have a crucial presentation to make in New York, but your connecting flight has been cancelled — leaving you stuck in St. Louis. Or it happens on Christmas eve, leaving you thousands of miles from...

Let’s Not Be Road Rash

Let’s Not Be Road Rash Not to blow my own horn, but I’ve absorbed a fair amount of experience at the controls of high performance machinery… four-wheeled machinery. And, while I’ve had a motorcycle license in my possession for the past 15 years, I would hardly...

Travel Beyond "Ski Utah"

Many of the license plates in Utah boast one of the state’s most popular slogans, "Ski Utah!" Indeed, skiing is one thing Utah is well-known for, but the state has plenty to offer beyond its snowy slopes. From state and national parks to...

Tuning and Feeding Your Car

Sometimes SharpTravel brings you news and clues on exciting and exotic destinations, and sometimes we just tell you more about stuff you need to know every day. This article falls into the second category. Maybe you don’t usually consider...

CityGuide: San Francisco

So you’re hitting San Francisco. Congratulations, but there’s more to San Francisco than the airport, the Financial District and Highway 101. Whether you’re in on business or driving in for the night, to experience life in the City, you’re...