31 Oct 2013

In-Flight Videos Starring Betty White, Ninjas, Santa Claus Are Making Airline Passengers Pay Attention

Betty White

Flying these days can be a drag, right? But this month has seen a rush of airlines using comedy and hot dance numbers to spice up that dreariest part of the flight, the safety video.

Read the full story and see the videos on my Forbes Seat 1A site.

28 Oct 2013

Andy Featured on TV Tokyo’s “Future Century Jipangu”

Fukuoka Yatai

This episode: “The Japan That Japanese Don’t Know”

Visitors from overseas share with us places that Japanese never knew or have forgotten. What kind of places does a writer from Lonely Planet, the world’s number one travel guide book, research and write about?

Air date: October 28, 2013

http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/zipangu/backnumber/20131028/

09 Jun 2013

Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection – Los Angeles Times

129349331_5d6c87fd4f_m Castella, a popular pound cake and souvenir or Portuguese origin. (Photo credit: Kanko*)

NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn’t until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a guidebook assignment, that I realized how much I had missed.

 

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

 

 

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21 May 2013

The average amount of time, in minutes, it takes me to get through security using TSA Pre-Check. (Photo credit: Andrew Bender)

TSA Pre-Check Now Speeds International Travelers Through Airport Security – Forbes.com

09 Nov 2012

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01 Nov 2012

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24 Aug 2012

Helpful staff ensure a catch

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18 May 2012

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08 May 2012

Hamamatsucho Station. 5:51am, May 9, 2012.

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13 Mar 2012

Onsen

20 Reasons We Still Love Japan

10 Mar 2012

A sightseeing boat filled with tourists

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13 Feb 2012

Miyako Hybrid

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11 Feb 2012

Kyoto Workout

The Kyoto Workout

06 Feb 2012

iPhone

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