I’m used to traveling with a rollerboard bag and a laptop bag, but my routine was changed for this trip. As this was a Photo DO, I had my borrowed camera backpack filled with equipment as one bag and my laptop bag in my rollerboard. When I travel without my family I usually travel very light, but this being a Photo DO to the end of the world, I had more carry-ons than ever before along with 2 checked bags filled with winter gear and food. … [Read more...] about DDF Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes Part 1: Heading For Svalbard And The Far North
Bluedio T3 4.1 Stereo Headphones Bluedio has made a name for itself for delivering well-regarded Bluetooth headphones at a ridiculously affordable price for years now. While neither the design not the audio quality are going to win any awards, the Bluedio T3 is an undeniably well-crafted set of headphones with an alloy body and memory foam ear cups, for maximum comfort. These also feature a headphone jack, just in case you decide to switch to a wired form while at home or in the office. In addition to all that, the T3 also features 3D sound technology, which Bluedio promotes as delivering a ‘lively and stirring experience’. Which is nice, especially for the impulse-buy level price. … [Read more...] about The 7 best Bluetooth headphones available right now
We had been warned about the strictness of Australian customs agents with regards to food beforehand and I came prepared. I emailed them about what I could and couldn’t bring and learned that La Briute meals were OK as they have an extended shelf life, are vacuum sealed, are made in the US, and do not require refrigeration. The meals aren’t gourmet, but the Cheese Ravioli and the Spaghetti and Meatballs meals are edible and it’s always nice to have a piping hot meal in a pinch. We declared that we had them and had no issues. … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia.
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We also needed to go earlier in the season, before boats made their way past the Antarctic circle. Traveling south of the circle would mean that there would be no sunset, which would create serious questions about when to observe Shabbos. There are many opinions about that, including keeping Shabbos according to Jerusalem time, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from 6pm, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from midnight, keeping Shabbos according to the time in your home, keeping Shabbos according to the time of the nearest point that does have a sunset, keeping Shabbos according to your last departure point, keeping Shabbos for an entire year every 7 years, etc. We wanted to avoid that thorny question if possible. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
At checkout we waited 20 minutes on hold to get help with our bags for the long way from the upstairs villa to the front of the hotel. Eventually we gave up and went to the front desk to request help retrieving our luggage from the room. It would be another 30 minutes before our bags came, meaning that I had to speed to the airport and just hope no cop pulled me over. Luckily we made it without having to bribe anyone. … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya