All posts by Chad Josey

We are former US ex-pats who lived 4 years in Germany in the Rhineland-Palatinate (wine) region and now make New Jersey, USA, our home while still traveling the world.

TRAVEL TIPS: Airlines, Airports, & Security – Oh My! – What I Have Learned from Taking 114 Flights in One Year

In counting, over the past 12 months, I have taken 62 flights.  That's nothing, Amanda last year took 102 flights.  So, with all this air travel, I thought I'd do a quick post to offer air travel tips -- at least from a guy's perspective (i.e., no make-up, extra hand bags, and multiple sets of ...

Whew! I Now Know Why Atlanta Is Called Hotlanta!!

Thursday, July 26 - I had the joy of traveling out of Newark to Atlanta.  In the summer, whether you're flying in or out of Newark, expect delays.  On this day, the weather was fantastic!  However, the crew for our flight was stuck in Cincinnati because of weather issues there.  Two hours later we were ...

Travel to Spend a Week in the ‘Kills’ – Visting the Catskills Region of New York

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting an area an hour north of New York City called the 'Catskills'.  Specifically, I was visiting our manufacturing plant in Peekskill, and our hotel was in Fishkill.  Sounds like 'lovely' and 'peaceful' areas doesn't it? Obviously, I had to look into the history behind why a town ...

Taking a Day Trip to Toronto by Flying from Newark, New Jersey and Back in the Same Day

When scheduling business travel, the first question that comes up is:  Do I have to spend the night?  Well, this is a tricky question, because the answer relies on many things.  On my day trip to Toronto this week, I learned a very valuable lesson....do NOT do a day trip again to Toronto!!! First set ...

Taking Our First Trip to Europe…Together – A Preview of a Life to Come

One of the best things about working for a global company is the travel outside the United States!  Amanda especially has to travel a lot to Europe, specifically Germany quite a bit.  Each time, my schedule would not allow me the opportunity to travel with her.  However, in May, our schedules worked out!! She had ...

We Take Our Dog to Doggy DayCare

One question Amanda & I get a lot when we both travel is what do we do with our dog, Barney?   If we are going on an extended trip of more than a week, we are lucky that Amanda's parents live 4 hours away.  We'll meet them halfway and exchange Barney.  We're very thankful they ...

Business Travel – the Best Way to See the World for Free

Have I mentioned how much I love my job and company?  Currently, I work as an internal Business Consultant supporting our business units to improve various aspects of their supply chain, business processes, and sales & marketing strategic development.  This position allows me to learn a lot about our company and I get to meet ...

So We Decided to Take Our First Ever Cruise

In an attempt to catch-up for 2012, I have to talk about the cruise we took for New Year's this year.  Amanda & I had talked about going on a cruise for many years, but I was always a little hesitant because I tend to get motion sickness on water.  Case in point, our fast ...

Understanding Where Traveling All Began for Me

I've always loved to travel.  Growing up in Troutman, North Carolina USA, we were lucky.  We had the beach 4 hours to the east and the mountains 2 hours to the west.  The 'big city' for me was Charlotte, NC.  And, for awhile, that was the world in which my travels lived. My first real ...

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