One of the many joys of travel is that you are constantly learning. In this section you will find products and resources to help make the journey more comfortable, packing more streamlined, and the destination more accessible. Whether you are a novice or avid traveler, we all have tips and tricks to share.
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This summer, my wife and I decided to take a trip to Belgium to celebrate our fifth anniversary. As a beer nerd, I'd been dreaming of this trip for years. The country is renowned for its vast variety of styles and a brewing tradition dating back to the middle ages, and many beer lovers consider a trip there to be a pilgrimage.
AN ESCORT THROUGH THE AIRPORT A new tool, Solve, describes itself as an airport concierge service. Its goal is to save travelers time and alleviate confusion by providing someone to meet them at their arrival gate, expedite the immigration and Customs process, and then escort them to whatever car or shuttle is to take them to their hotel or home rental.
Why would you worry about looking like a tourist? It's always been my feeling that it comes with certain disadvantages. You get treated differently - occasionally better, but often much worse. You are an obvious target for sales scams. And crucially, I think, you tend to feel more alienated - distanced from a destination and its culture.