Ways CBP is being innovative

I still remember the long lines and paper forms from my first international trip in 1999. Today things look much different at the CBP. Here’s an overview of the ways CBP is making entry into the U.S. more efficient. Global Entry (and other trusted traveler programs) Global Entry is a CBP program that allows expedited clearance for…

Google Flights: Find cheap flights easily

For the average person looking for cheap airfares in the United States, Google Flights is probably the best tool to search for flights. Google Flights offers a combination of powerful search features and ease of use that make it my go-to site for searching for airfares. Here are the basics. Note: I searched for these flights on…

Coin: The One Card to rule them all!

Reader Anne pointed me to a story about a product called Coin a few days ago. Since then, it seems that the idea has exploded all over the internet. Haven’t heard about Coin yet? Read on. From the manufacturer: Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry.…

Friday blog roundup

Time to empty the RSS feed again… People in Venezuela are making money off of exchange rate arbitrage in conjunction with airline tickets. The Venezuelan government allows people to purchase $3000 at the official exchange rate (which is makes dollars VERY artificially cheap) if they have an airline ticket to the US. So, people are…