Seven Things to Do When You Are Going Solo

You’ve been planning your vacation for months, and you’re finally there. You’ve checked into your hotel, settled in and feel like you can conquer the world. But before you do so, here are a few things to make the experience better and hassle-free. Yes, you are welcome: Grab your hotel’s business card You’ve gotten yourself a great deal on a quaint hotel in the heart of the city, but the flip side of such fortuitous discoveries is that when you’re lost wandering the city, you can’t always ask people for…

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Gadget Ogling: Levitating Smart Things, Making WiFi-Perfect Wine, and Staying Safe While Solo

Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that is ready to take a breather, after finally upgrading to Windows 10, to peruse the latest announcements in the world of gadgets. On our Start menu this time around are levitating smartwatch and smartphone chargers, a connected wine and cider maker, and a wearable with a safety focus. As always, these are not reviews, and the ratings reflect only how much I’d like to actually try each item. Walking in the Air A pair of Kickstarter projects plan to place your…

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Six Safety Tips for Traveling Solo

Having the opportunity to travel solo is often an once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Whether you are traveling to a well-known destination you have explored hundreds of times before or a brand new excursion, traveling solo offers you the chance to step outside of your comfort zone, connect with the locals, and truly submerge yourself in the culture. However, traveling alone in a foreign place can leave you susceptible to different types of dangers. In order to avoid encountering any unforeseen trouble, here a few safety tips to adhere to: Home Safety Being…

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