Planning

A Tweet of Advice…

A Tweet of Advice…

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. One particular tweet the other day caught my eye. It read: “What would you recommend in #Athens? It can be a memorable dish or a place to have coffee. We’d love to know, #TravelTribe #TravelTuesday ” I had to jump on that and fired off several tweets. […]

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

Cathay Pacific is going to begin direct flights from Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport.  The trip between the US capital and the iconic Asian destination will cover 8,153 miles non-stop. “Our customers have told us they want greater options and increased flexibility – and we’ve listened,” said Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg in a press […]

Research Begins for a New Adventure

Research Begins for a New Adventure

I’ve been given the go-ahead by Amanda to plan a trip to Japan. The reason for the visit is two-fold. One: Japan has always been on my list of places to visit. Two: I work for a Japan-based website writing about anime and manga and want to meet my editor. Yes, that’s part of the reason […]

My Kind of Camping

My Kind of Camping

The year was 1993 and my parents gave me a choice: I could go to Space Camp or the whole family could go on a cross-country camping trip to California and back. Not much of a choice, really. When you’re a good kid, as I was, you end up volunteering to test your family bonds […]

Slow News is Good News

Slow News is Good News

We’ve found a common trait among travelers is an interest in languages. The goal could be just to know a word or two like please or thank you or to become fluent, but in general we all want to be able to communicate. We know a couple of people who speak two or three languages […]

The USVI is Back in Business and Letting Everyone Know

The USVI recently detailed a new marketing plan for the islands after the disastrous impact of two category 5 hurricanes in September.  The islands are rolling out a 150-day marketing strategy to help bring tourist dollars back to the islands. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities […]

Packing the Wine Cellar

Packing the Wine Cellar

We are sure that this isn’t a problem for most travelers but it was a problem for us: going on vacation and taking your wine cellar with you.  We’ve mentioned in several posts that my family runs a vineyard and we make some pretty damn good wine. The idea of taking a bottle or two […]