The Newbie’s Guide to booking accommodations – part 1

The Newbie’s Guide to booking accommodations – part 1

When it comes to finding accommodations while traveling, I’m somewhat of a pragmatist. I don’t require 5* stays mostly because I see it as a colossal waste of money. When I travel, I see my hotel room as somewhere to lay my head at night. I didn’t travel so that I could stay in a room, I plan to spend as little time there as possible! But this is just my budget conscious opinion.

Spotlight on: The Georgia D.O.T.’s HERO unit

Spotlight on: The Georgia D.O.T.’s HERO unit

It is inevitable that you will come across one of these bright yellow vehicles during the course of your rush hour commute. They are responsible for moving disabled vehicles from the highway onto the shoulder or clearing wrecks from the highways in order to facilitate a smoother traffic flow.

The Newbie’s Guide to using the TripIt! Application

The Newbie’s Guide to using the TripIt! Application

I’m a planner. I’m not the type A, OCD type of planner, but I like to keep things organized and in its place. Never is this more apparent than when I am planning the details of my vacation.

I like to have all of my flight, hotel and activity confirmations in one place where I can access them at any time.

Google Reader dies in t – minus six hours….

Google Reader dies in t – minus six hours….

Hi Dear Reader, As you may know by now, Google has decided to stop providing a way for all of us to read our collection of blog feeds.  If you are a subscriber and read my blog posts via Google Reader, you won’t be…

The 8 things that surprised me during my trip to Rome, Italy

The 8 things that surprised me during my trip to Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy was my second sojourn into Europe. Having visited Paris the year prior, I thought myself very fortunate to be going back so quickly. I had been intrigued with Rome for awhile, mostly through the lens of a movie camera.

Enjoying a Rainy Day in Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver

Enjoying a Rainy Day in Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver

The rain brought with it silence and solitude as we walked along the massive pathways that guided us past a menagerie of trees, shrubs and perennials.

It was the cusp of late winter dawning in to early spring and the gardens took on an interesting profile.

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