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 Travel Photo Tuesday is Back! Today's photo is one that I took in downtown Atlanta during  DragonCon in 2015.  This annual event takes place over the Labor Day weekend.  You will geek out at the various cosplays exhibited by some rather uninhibited folk - young and old - who spend months designing and executing their elaborate costumes.   DragonCon is one of the largest multi-genre pop-culture...

I think it's only natural to yearn for something, some place or even someone, but for the sake of this discussion, let's focus on some thing. It indicates a desire to accomplish, to achieve, to seek something that is not presently within your grasp. Unfortunately, procrastination is also natural. Yearning allows us to envision the possibility of what we could have and inspire...

I've developed a fond appreciation for brief vacations.  If nothing else, it proves that you can still enjoy and experience a great deal that a city has to offer without spending an extended period of time there.  I've spent 24 hours in Amsterdam and 36 hours in Savannah and didn't feel like I sacrificed anything in the process.  When I managed to find...

Planning trips can be confusing to the inexperienced.  But if there is only one thing that you take from this post let it be this: "Booking your flight is the absolute first thing that you must do when planning your vacation."  Why?  Because airfare will arguably be the most volatile expense that you will incur.  The cost of gas (as...

How Believing in Yourself Might be the Biggest Risk You Could Take Recently, I've experienced a significant number of losses in a relatively short span of time. I guess it's inevitable that such things would give anyone pause and start them on a journey of self-evaluation. It becomes clearer and much more magnified how fragile life truly is and it makes us...

Traveling can sometimes be a lonely endeavor.  Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a strange town surrounded by people you don’t know.   At dinnertime, you will call down for room service, pull out a menu from one of the local restaurants from your hotel nightstand or you venture out into the darkness hoping that something will spark your interest. Well, it doesn’t...