It’s time for another Getaway. After binging on Tiny House Hunters (“I need a 100 square foot house with a tub, a chef’s kitchen and a tanning bed”), Virginia had declared she would never live in one and I had declared I thought it was a good idea. Then, we realized we could never own … Read more
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article this week on AirBNB, and some of the rather extravagant fees some owners (“hosts”) are charging. Apparently, some have learned from hotels that you can charge for random things and if you hide it (say, not disclose it until after the reservation is made), you have an … Read more
We’re filling in our travel plans as we get closer to actually doing a drive across the State. So, naturally, this is the year gas prices are skyrocketing. We were just going to drive straight down to Terlingua (587 miles, 8 hours, 51 minutes per Google Maps), but then we watched some of the videos … Read more
A Business Trip to the UK With Sales In April 2009 (a long, long time ago), I took a trip to England and Scotland with one of the IBM sales managers. As a sales trip, it was mostly customer meetings. The trip was designed for me to go over and teach the UK sales and … Read more
It takes two days to drive from Cedarville to Dallas (with an overnight stop), so this was still faster, but it’s interesting how long it took American to just say, “We’re not flying this plane back to Dallas.” We were on American flight 1492 from Columbus (ha!) to Dallas, and the plane was in a … Read more
So, it’s O’Dark-Thirty, and I’m trying to find the rental car return in Peoria International Airport. I’m poking along, trying not to miss the Avis sign, when a Parking Shuttle bus comes roaring up behind me. Good Lord, man, can’t you see I’m lost? I realize I’m in the Hertz return area, and it looks … Read more
I’m in Peoria, Illinois on business for three weeks, and two-thirds of the trip is now behind me. So, I will update this as required for the last week. I had quite a head of steam up the first week, writing everything down, but after that, I either got complacent or I managed to lower … Read more
My travel bag used to be pretty simple. Laptop, charger. Done. If I was going overseas, I needed a wall adapter. Lately, the list has started growing. What’s interesting is how much of the technology is duplicated – laptops and phones have cameras and GPS units, for example. This current trip has added a number … Read more
Reliving old memories is a bad idea.
If you don’t drive enough, the car stops working.