Archive for the ‘Pam’s Other Musings’ Category

My Nook Was Stolen

How did Barnes and Noble respond? Very well, thank you! When I logged into my email the morning after I had traveled, there was a notification, as always, of a purchase of a book at 4:20 a.m. I can tell you I was sound asleep at that time after being awake for 24 hours of […]

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Digital Photo Storage When Traveling

This issue has always been a dilemma for me. My compromise has been a large capacity compact flash card that will get me through the day, a laptop onto which I upload my photos and then a flash drive for back up. It works well but is a bit time consuming. The flaws of my […]

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Traveling with Food Allergies or Intolerances

Sneaking up like an atomic bomb, my newly identified gluten and casein (milk protein) intolerance places me in the cautious traveler category. Eating in a restaurant has become a difficult proposition. Watching me eat a fast food hamburger without a bun brings up memories of a year old kid eating baby food. Oh yes, the […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping

What is it about Black Friday that causes us to spend, spend, spend? The bargains, of course. The online deals abound and in some cases are more readily available than in the brick and mortar stores. Furthermore there are a lot of free shipping deals. Who wants to get up at 3 a.m. to wait […]

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Technorati Claim

Finally there is some action on my Technorati “application.” It has taken weeks. If you aren’t familiar with Technorati, it is a type of search engine for blogs that is quite critical for credibility within the blogging world. Here you go Technorati: ZTJ286PS9JND. Now please make it happen! Thanks!

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The Dreaded Travelers Diarrhea

TD is only a laughing matter on the written page. When you are faced with missing your visit to Familia Sagrada or The Louvre, there is nothing funny about TD. How do you get it? How do you stay clear of it? How do you get better? Everyone knows street food can be a great […]

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FTC Blogger Ruling on Reviews Payments

Product Reviews and Ethics Some bloggers have been making cold hard cash or accumulating products for their glowing reviews on anything and everything with no disclaimer of that payback. Up to this point it has been reader beware or be wary of what a blogger is touting. The FTC has now declared that the blogosphere […]

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Safe Travel Abroad

I was mugged. In Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. In broad daylight. He took my handbag. I got a broken arm. Until recent travels it never dawned on me that the level of safety we feel in the US is not what we feel abroad in a lot of countries, and rightfully so. When do we ever […]

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