5 Best Luggage Sets for (Not Only) International Travel

5 Best Luggage Sets for (Not Only) International Travel

Are you about to head on your first major trip or did you recently decide to replace your aging luggage? If so, you have the option of either getting your suitcases, duffel bags, and other pieces of luggage one by one, or you can look at some of the luggage sets on the market…

Trip Preview: From Japan to New Zealand with Flying Kangaroo

Trip Preview: From Japan to New Zealand with Flying Kangaroo

(Posted on September 13, 2018) With the trip report about my trip to Canada in May 2018 finished, it’s time to move on to the next one to clear the backlog before I head to Europe next month. Back in June, I visited New Zealand for several days to fly on SOFIA…

Flying with Power Tools, Hand Tools and Hardware: What Are the Rules?

Flying with Power Tools, Hand Tools and Hardware: What Are the Rules?

(Posted on September 11, 2018) Having traveled with thirty or so cordless drills and tens of other tools recently, I decided to look a bit closer into what the rules are when it comes to flying with power tools, hand tools, bolts, nuts, and other hardware. If you are looking…

"Per Aspera Ad Astra:" The Complexities of Operating SOFIA

“Per Aspera Ad Astra:” The Complexities of Operating SOFIA

(Posted on September 8, 2018) Every year, NASA’s airborne observatory SOFIA takes off about a hundred times to help scientists gather data to better understand our solar system and the rest of the universe. Each of those flights, however, starts way before the heavily…

Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

(August 30, 2018) While not long ago, it was possible to smoke on a plane and thus use lighters on an aircraft freely, those days are (thankfully) long gone. As such, you obviously aren’t going to light up a cigarette mid-flight. However, you might want to have a source…