As I write this, I’m 39,000 up and I just finished designing an HPC cluster to perform FE analysis for airplane landing gears… So, I’m going to start a new series of blogs entries regarding travel tips. I know this isn’t the typical “engineering” conversation but now is a good time for me to blog about travel. I travel sometimes in my career visiting groups that are doing HPC… and it’s ever so important for me to be efficient in my travel so I can spend more time doing and relaxing, rather than worrying about travel logistics. For me, this efficiency makes a good bit of my travel experience easy and worry-free. Also, I have some colleagues who have just started traveling, so it’s a good time to share some of the secrets of my travel success. Lastly, ever since I graduated with my Masters in CS my blog writing has suffered for various reasons, so I’m hoping this will get me back in the habit.