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Winter weather is upon the US, especially in the South and Northeast. Frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and sleet have caused canceled flights and shutdown roads. Many accidents and huge vehicle pileups on US highways have increased. Ned Levi has a dozen tips for travelers taking to the road in winter to consider when renting a car.

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Ned Levi has four new year’s resolutions for travelers which can enhance their sojourns. Ned wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

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When we travel, we go to restaurants for most meals. Ned Levi explores the top pet peeves of restaurants’ servers, and lists a few of his own as a restaurant diner.

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While driving around San Francisco, a security researcher with a scanner captured and cloned Passport Card RFIDs. Security experts have stated the Cards are easily counterfeited. Ned Levi ponders whether any citizen should obtain a Passport Card.

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Tired of all the doom and gloom? Me too. There’s nothing like waking up to an inch of ice on your windshield and more dire economic news in your “in” box. Here are a few things to be happy about this morning.

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Many of you have heard the horror story about the AeroMexico flight from Mexico City to Seattle that was forced to divert to Portland, Ore. The passengers reportedly were kept prisoners on that plane for 16 hours because the airport “didn’t have enough customs agents at the airport to process the flight.”

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There are tremendous photographic opportunities while traveling in cold-weather destinations, but the opportunities have challenges you must overcome. Ned Levi has suggestions to help make your travel photographic memories in winter’s cold.

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For the last week or so, I’ve been bombarded with complaints about how many travelers believe that now they will be a target of the (say it with me now in a menacing voice) the evil Bush administration and have their electronic gadgets seized while they return from a trip abroad. Balderdash!

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