Every time I turn to my twitter feed there's somebody, or several somebodies, or one hyperactive somebody, tweeting relentlessly trying to outdo all the other somebodies, linking to an article or a blog post centered around a numbered list: Top Ten Mistakes New Tweeters Make.… Continue
Added by Kevin Kato on August 6, 2011 at 10:00am —
I fly United frequently. I'm generally a fan; they have a decent mileage program, good partnerships, and reasonably good service on most of my flights. For the last few years they have been upgrading their international fleet with new seating in business. These seats are true parallel-to-the-floor, flat bed sleeper seats, and have been a welcome change from their previous recliner-style offering. Continue
With the new seats came some changes to the upgrade system. United began collecting…
Added by Ryan Lile on July 27, 2011 at 4:56pm —
I have been drinking Yaqona (pronounced: Yon-gona) for the past 30 years. To say that it is an acquired taste is accurate, and I just cannot wait until I acquire it. Yaqona, as it is called in Fiji, or Kava as it is called in Hawaii and other Polynesian cultures is harvested from the plant, Piper methysticum. It… Continue
Added by joseph sylvester on July 22, 2011 at 1:13am —
It's evening. We're working on this post together and drinking whiskey. Camping and whiskey... what a wilderness cliche. We're owning it.
Convinced that we've just lived one of the most memorable days of our lives, we're both in a haze. A few minutes ago – on our way to clean up in a lake – we were surprised by a black bear and her cub. Frolicking in the short grass as the beating sun was just beginning to relent, the two of them nearly made stroke victims out of both of… Continue
Added by No Vacation Required on July 24, 2011 at 10:57am —
February and September of every year pass and tons of people flock to New York to participate in the Fall and Spring/Summer Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
. Even if you don’t have an invite to the shows, you might want to be in the middle of it all: the flashing lights, fancy clothes and celebrity sightings. One of the best and more… Continue
Added by gtrot on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm —
I have been spoiled. While on a nearly one month exploration of Turkey I discovered the art of Grooming. No, not some mundane ritual of scraping my face each morning half asleep and caffeine deprived. But the time honored art practiced by Turkish barbers.
Recently I found myself in the small town of Kirazli, a farming community approximately 45 minutes from Ephesus. Known for their wonderful cherry and apricots, their slightly alkaline soils and abundance of water make their fruit… Continue
Added by joseph sylvester on July 18, 2011 at 11:54am —
I have to say that of all the ports we visited on our trip on the Carnival Dream, the stop in Roatan, Honduras was the one I was looking forward to the most. I had heard that is was a beautiful, eclectic little island with a lot of character. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint!
I had done my research on… Continue
Added by Angela S on July 18, 2011 at 3:30pm —
While planning a six-month trip around the world, i've been thrilled to find that my travel plans are also helping to organize my stay-at-home life.
It's no secret that planning a trip takes a lot of time and thought, even if it's just a weekend out of town. But a spin-off of that planning is the potential for putting many housekeeping duties in order before you depart.
These are some of the improvements i've made in my life in advance of my travels:
Added by Robert Downes on July 15, 2011 at 10:41am —
One of the best things to do on Kauai in mid July is to attend the annual Koloa Plantation Days celebration. I am biased I'll admit, its a time when a great number of former sugarcane plantation workers are gathered in one place and between great events and shows we can share a few stories about 'the good old days'. With this being the 26th annual event our stories are becoming as tall as the… Continue
Added by joseph sylvester on July 16, 2011 at 5:54pm —
At the Travel Blog Exchange conference held in Vancouver this past June, host Kelley Ferro met up with some expert travel writers/bloggers/vloggers to ask an important question: "If you could only travel to one more place, where would you go?"
The answers may surprise you.
Added by Kelley on July 12, 2011 at 4:00pm —
San Antonio is only about an hour's drive from Austin. The two cities are close enough to share the same heat index (over 100 degrees every day I was in either city!). But in terms of cultural climate, they feel many more miles apart.
Added by Rene Ostberg on July 11, 2011 at 10:58am —
My friend Valarie and I took an 11-day Black History tour aboard Amtrak, visiting Chicago, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, BIrmingham, and Washington, DC. Share our experiences as we visit historic sites.
June 28, 2011 Exploring Washington, D. C.
June 29, 2011 … Continue
Added by Jennifer Beaumont on July 10, 2011 at 6:06am —
Americans and other Western travellers in the Third World have trouble not being noticed. Even if we dress according to local customs, our manners and appearance are generally sure giveaways that we are not from the places we visit. Of course, this fact has consequences in how we are reacted to by the residents of those places. It goes without saying that, in locales where our country is unpopular, we may be avoided or snubbed or leered at at the very least. When I was in Pakistan, even… Continue
Added by Stanley C. Diamond on July 9, 2011 at 10:40am —
“This post is my entry into the TBEX Blog Carnival Contest sponsored by Choice Hotels International Services Corp via Cambria Suites.”
Your average itinerary for a first visit to Seattle, WA will usually consist of a stop at, at least one, if not all of these Top 5 tourist sights:
1. Space Needle
2. Pike’s Place Market
3. Seattle Underground
4. Experience Music Project
Added by Jessica Fernholz on June 29, 2011 at 6:53pm —
I’m an American. I like burgers. I like “French” fries. I am a connoisseur of both food items. You can travel all over the United States and find great burgers and fries in every city and state. Some people talk about Argentina steaks and Kobe beef, but in my opinion the USA is the only place for world class hamburgers.
I was on a spring break road trip to Florida with my friend Laurance. We had limited time to hit the beach so we were driving non-stop from Minneapolis,… Continue
Added by Steve Skabrat on July 3, 2011 at 9:09pm —
I don't know what gets more of a reaction – telling people we are car free or telling people we aren't on Facebook (well, actually, weren't
In truth, those are just a couple of the things, minor things actually, that prompt the crinkled brow in people. We happen to get that befuddled look – the same one people often get when looking at unusual art – a lot. We see it as a good sign because it usually means we're on the right track.…
Added by No Vacation Required on July 4, 2011 at 3:20pm —
We should not be left alone with all of the Kettle Chips
we have in the house.
We have been obsessively making our way through several flavors as we get all caught up on stuff and finalize our camping adventure before taking off (next week!). Our desks are, uncharacteristically, bursting with papers, books and files – many carry the telltale sign of having eaten potato chips. Colorful salty fingerprints.
We've felt… Continue
Added by No Vacation Required on July 7, 2011 at 9:40am —
I couldn’t write this blog post when I had the idea. In fact, I couldn’t even make a note to myself that I wanted to write it. I thought of it just after the aircraft door closed. My mobile phone was already shut down, and restarting it to make a note to myself risked the wrath of a flight attendant and unknown consequences in the security-mad world of travel. So, for several reasons… Continue
I think it’s time for the Federal Aviation Administration to review and update its restrictions…
Added by Ryan Lile on July 7, 2011 at 1:22pm —
All of us at Tnooz would like to thank the travel bloggers, PR personnel, media and travel suppliers that attended our Appy Hour at TBEX11. Tnooz is your leading global source for travel technology news and edgy analysis, reaching travel industry leaders & influencers, media and bloggers worldwide.
Find us at: Tnooz.com and sign up for our… Continue
Added by James Craven on June 24, 2011 at 11:49am —
We're heading out of the Palm Springs area and making our way to Joshua Tree National Park.
I look out the car window and see a clear blue sky and the blazing sun beating down on the gently swaying palm trees. Ah, Southern California.
Just an hour prior, we were regrouping. A client threw a lofty goal our way, so we were in a coffee shop frantically multi-tasking and busting out a bunch of work. After a focused couple of hours, it was… Continue
Added by No Vacation Required on June 16, 2011 at 5:48pm —