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  • Blog Post: Your mileage may vary

    Great to see British Airways have now embraced mobile boarding – alas not on Windows Phone 7. We seem to be doing a decent job of getting some of the most popular apps on to WP7 though so hoping this one makes it across soon. Meantime, my friend John Caswell has been road testing the app already. Your...
  • Blog Post: How to travel

    [image via NY Times] I travel a lot these days and have learned through coaching from one companion in particular that Carry-On is the only way to roll. I now consider myself pretty expert at doing a 1 week trip with a carry on bag but 10 days? That’s impressive. Learn how to do the 10 Days In a Carry...
  • Blog Post: Rebooting the airspace

    I spent much of last week monitoring FlightRadar24.com and the video above shows an accelerated version of what I saw. Thankfully, it all came together. 
  • Blog Post: Redesigning Travel…lets start with the boarding pass

      What you see above is the travel detritus it took me to make my journey from Seattle to London last week. Some of it is actually useful (like my passport) but some of it is superfluous and over engineered – the boarding passes in particular. It seems Tyler Thompson thought that same thing but...
  • Blog Post: That volcano

    Mother nature really is an awesome force and we saw that over the last 6 days with the Eyjafjallajokul volcano. It almost stopped me making it home for a rather important event this weekend. Read the blog for more on that…fro now, enjoy some amazing images from Boston.com’s Big Picture
  • Blog Post: Thanks…

    The moment I emerged from the St Pancras terminal last night….thanks for all the well wishes last night when I announced I’d made it back from Seattle. More have been rolling in this morning via email and Twitter…very much appreciated. I’m not sat in my garden slowly watching the airline traffic build...
  • Blog Post: The finish line…almost

    About 10 minutes ago, Eurostar train 9051 popped out of the tin can under the English Channel and I arrived back on English soil. I’m actually more emotional about it than I expected to be. I knew yesterday that I was going to make it but didn’t want to count my chickens so to speak. A journey that started...
  • Blog Post: The next stage of my epic journey

    After some shenanigans in Mexico City that are worthy of an entire blog post of their own, I landed in Madrid today. Photos above are from the stunning Barajas airport by Calatrava Richard Rogers & Estudio Lamela. The middle one is of Neil, my comrade on this epic adventure. Upon landing at Madrid...
  • Blog Post: Eurostar gets it right

    Makes a nice change
  • Blog Post: My race against time…

      [NeilHo and I at SEATAC…free wifi and VoIP came in handy. BA staff looked after us…much love x] Apologies it’s been a slow week on my blog – I’ve been extremely busy working in Seattle and trying to catch up on sleep when I can. I was due to head home on Friday but the small matter of a volcanic...
  • Blog Post: Waking up to Dubai

    Beautiful stop motion video of sunrise over Dubai   Bonus: image from National Geographic of a thunderstorm over the Burj al Arab
  • Blog Post: Starting my day the Seattle way

    it also nearly ended my day prematurely as my double Espresso macchiato ended up mainly on my desk, narrowly missing the Vaio. Phew. more photos to come this week as time will be at a premium so full length blogging will be more tricky. <in building 109 cafeteria for reference>
  • Blog Post: High above Liverpool

    This was my view at dinner last night – if you’re ever in Liverpool, I can highly recommend Panoramic – not only for fine food and wine but also an exceptional view. Oh and if you come across L’Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol from Bordeaux I’d highly recommend that too. A very fine drop from the vineyard...
  • Blog Post: Business travel essentials

    When I saw the title of Matt Rutherford’s post - A hero speaks…business travel essentials! – I fully expected to find a picture of my pal Brad Tipp. Alas not, it was Alan Whicker but it could just as easily have come from Brad :)   “There’s only one phrase you need to learn in any foreign language...
  • Blog Post: One Of Britain's Best-Kept Travel Secrets

    [image credit Nicolas Valentin ]   Reading The Times on Saturday is always a journey for me. I use it as an opportunity to read stuff I just wouldn’t normally read and I always find something to keep me entertained and educated. Today was a piece on rail travel in the UK which has a reputation for...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Weather Report

    Sat with some friends having breakfast in Seattle and this is a pretty accurate view of the weather. Time for some retail therapy I think…. [update] I meant to add that you can get a whole set of city weather reports in this beautiful format from http://www.kurtli.com/weather/ to
  • Blog Post: Vegas Bound

    I’m sat in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow on my way to MIX 09 in Vegas. My third Mix and still my favourite Microsoft conference – if you can call it a conference. The organisers call it a 72 hour conversation and that’s about right. I’ll be blogging about the event here, Twittering over there and generally...
  • Blog Post: A Standard Hotel

      I stayed in The Standard Hotel in New York last weekend and would highly recommend it. After seeing their cheeky ad below it was hard to resist as I suspect it would live up to the quirkiness of their downtown LA branch. Location wise, it was perfect – right in the heart of the meatpacking district...
  • Blog Post: 22 Years Down The Tubes

    22 years. That is how long the Eurotunnel has been open…amazing how times flies and the journey to France does to. I think it’s a remarkable construction and though it’s had its ups and downs with finance and fires it’s been a loyal servant to me for numerous trips to the continent – largely to Le Mans...
  • Blog Post: My Carbon Dump This Year

    Is this good or bad? Thanks to Dopplr …next up is my overall travel map for the year.
  • Blog Post: The Standard Has Your Back

    Final few hours in LA – I’m hitting Santa Monica for the last hours of sun in the City of Angels. If I’m ever back I’ll stay at The Standard again. The staff aint the best but the place has a great sense of humour. I found the motivational speaker button too hard to resist. Fluffer was not used.
  • Blog Post: Blogging from the Paris rooftops

    Actually taking calls but blogging too…albeit inside hidden from the rain. Hat tip to my man Aaron for the impromptu photos….round the other side of this building is Blackpool Tower the Eiffel Tower .
  • Blog Post: Heading Home…

    …tomorrow. One more day in Gotham
  • Blog Post: NYC

    “New York - Just like I pictured it - skyscrapers and everything” – Neneh Cherry, Inna City Mama   I could live here. I love New York. It’s still the capital of the world.
  • Blog Post: Miami Weather

    Checking out the weather this morning on Weather.com and I’d forgotten they use Virtual Earth . They have some great features in there allowing you to play the next few hours of projected weather and overlay different elements. Now if they could just have the sun turn up following this mornings thunderstorm...
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