Tag: Travel

Oct 12

September 2017 – Quote of the Month

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.” ~ Mary Hunter Austin

Feb 12

Explorers Club of Pittsburgh Podcast

For lovers of Pittsburgh and / or lovers of adventure sports, I highly recommend giving a recent Fitness Lab Pittsburgh podcast a listen. And hats off to the ECP president Ron Edwards on a great interview that really provides perspective to those who might not have the experience but want to learn more about mountaineering and …

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Dec 28

India Observations Redux

Jaipur India - Older Man with Orange Turban

I’ve been back from India for over a month and thought I’d share a few more observations from the trip to compliment my Bangalore Vernacular post from October. There are many road-side options to buy motorcycle helmets, and although drivers often wore them, passengers (which are very common), seldom do. – This lack of head …

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Dec 02

November 2015 – Quote of the Month

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” ~Sir Richard Burton

Nov 13

Travel Tip for Parents

A traveling tip for parental units: When the airport luggage carousel is jam pack surrounded with adults trying to get their bags, you’d be wise to move the little kiddies away from the machinery instead of letting them play with it, occupying a much needed spot. Alternatively: keep your mouth shut if your spawn gets …

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Oct 29

Bangalore Vernacular

Motorcycle basket with huge basket

I’m a few days into my first trip to Bangalore (Bengaluru), or for that matter: my first trip to India. A few initial, random observations: People are very friendly (but then again: I’m of the philosophy that you find what you’re looking for when you travel). Plugs tend to spark a bit when you stick …

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May 31

Only the Essentials Vending Machine

From a vending machine in the Toronto airport - only the essentials - pain killer, condoms, breath mints and tattoos

Spotted in the men’s room of the Toronto airport – everything you need for an evening out.

Jul 31

Ghostly Gettysburg

Haunted Gettysburg Tours

I had an occasion to visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania this weekend for a little R&R. As expected, the area is rich in history and amazing stories: tragic and heroic. But I was also amazed how swamped the area is with ghost stories. The first hint came when it was posted on Facebook that we were going …

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Dec 28

The Lost Sin City

Penn and Teller ticket featuring Mike Jones Duo, Rio Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Away for the Holiday We went to Vegas over Thanksgiving for six days. The holiday hasn’t felt very homey for a very long time and we wanted to take good advantage of a few days off, so we found a good deal with Southwest and headed to the desert lights, – after all, nothing says, …

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Nov 27

Paris for a while

October found me back in Paris. – A city that has always been a delight to me. I’m home now, but the romance of the city lingers in my mind. I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all …

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Nov 04

October 2012 – Quote of the Month

Paris is always a good idea. – Audrey Hepburn