The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The award is a way to be … Continue reading Liebster, Lobster, Gleaton, Glooben
So, no surprise, I always read the Sunday travel section. Last week one of my favorite columns was titled "Dirty little secrets of doing hand laundry on the road". Now, doing laundry on the road is nothing new to folks who travel all the time and experience delays, long meetings, bad weather, and the list … Continue reading Dirty Little Secret
It's time for another one of my favorites - funny signs! Actually its time for another post, period.
Being a veteran (mostly business) traveler, I rarely get flustered even when traveling abroad. But, of course, there was one incident that caused some pretty anxious minutes and required relying on the help of total strangers. Let me back up a moment. I was in London for a trade show (there, they call it a … Continue reading Paying for the Public Potty
Sixteen years. Yes, that's the number of consecutive years I was scheduled to travel to New York in February (I made it for 15 of those trips, but more on that later...). "How was the weather?" most at home in sunny southern California would ask in horror. Well, the truth is - it could be anything … Continue reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – My Escape From NYC
Where else can you go and get a t-shirt and a slice of pizza for only $7??? Why Pizza My Heart of course! The t-shirt designs change frequently, the pizza, not - always consistently great. Ah, Santa Cruz, California - so unique and special to my heart! Speaking of eating and drinking (duh, don't those … Continue reading Santa Cruz – Pizza My Heart
...the mice (maybe bigger? More like rats?) will play. Three beautiful daughters - the youngest being the knife-wielding ninja, the middle child, the hot-headed volcano and the oldest, well we'll just call her the oldest. While my career has always required travel, this became more of an adventure after THE divorce. They were certainly old enough … Continue reading When the Cat’s Away…
* Or why your clever Facebookian friends let you down by not sharing their wit and captions to make your blog most interesting and funny. What? Do they have lives, jobs? How can they possibly deprive me of entertaining two or three people with my little blog? They suck! For those of you who have … Continue reading Six Funny Signs from Around the World – Part Three*
Have you ever been to Toronto? It is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada, with over 50 percent of residents belonging … Continue reading Toronto – Black Squirrels and Baseball
The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by the reigning monarch and it is the longest-occupied castle in Europe.