Twitter makes jet lag even more painful

It was 3 in the afternoon, but it could have been 3 in the morning to judge from the exhausted faces of a roomful of entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs constitute the up-and-coming generation of businesses in Cluj, Romania, and I had just spent the day talking them...

10 ways your smartphone will help you travel with kids

It was 9:15 a.m., and the Eiffel Tower had barely opened for the day. Nonetheless, we faced a 90-minute line-up before our two young kids — ages 4 and 6, respectively — would get to take the trip up the tower that they had been begging for since the moment...

Should you buy an iPad? The sequel: 4 reasons to buy a 3G iPad

It’s only been a little over three months since I got the first iPad — a 64 GB WiFi-only model that I picked up the day they were released. But I’ll be honest. As much as I’ve enjoyed playing Mirror’s Edge, my WiFi iPad felt like a big toy. After spending even more money, upgrading to the 64 GB iPad with WiFi and 3G, let me tell you: that $129 is worth every penny.


Separating my SXSW swag into “take it home” and “throw it out” piles shows what makes for good, memorable promotional materials.

7 innovations that make travel easier

After seven years in which out-of-town travel was a relatively infrequent (and rushed) experience, I’m struck by how much easier air travel is now compared to my pre-parent days. Here are a few of the non-social-media innovations that make travel much better than it was in 2002.

Responding to online criticism

Will Aldrich responded today to my post about my experience with TripIt’s social invitation process, and his response is a model of how to handle online criticism.