Category: Travel Tips

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

My 15 soon to be 16 year old son recently got his drivers permit.  Now that he’s behind the wheel, there’s a lot of interest on his part to get behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to planning a road trip: 1. Getting from Point A to...

Yosemite Valley Natural Wonder

I’ve been to California many many times, but it wasn’t until I explicitly planned to go to Yosemite that it happened.  I’ve seen pictures, and heard stories about it’s beauty, but it never popped until this summer. Our family had a family reunion in Lake Tahoe, and with an...

Bahrain – Top 5 Things to See and Do

  Bahrain is your oyster.  You’ll likely start your travels of Bahrain in the capital of Manama.  Manama means “Sleeping Place” and while it may seem quaint, there is some fascinating places to see and visit.  Bahrain has changed a lot in the last decade, and is poised to...

10 Simple Tips for Travel Around the World

Planning for global travel can make a big difference in how smooth your trip goes when something goes awry. 1. Pack light – Avoid Check in bags, they are getting increasingly costly and can prevent you from getting on early flights, and can slow you down.  Even if you...

Traveled Anywhere “Dangerous?”

I knew I had been to some sketchy places, but I didn’t realize in our small world that I had been to some of the most dangerous borders and places on the planet.  That being said, to a large extent dangerous places aren’t always what they are made out...

Road Less Traveled: Top 5 Travel Destinations of Armenia

Armenia view Mt. Ararat, the site where Noah’s Ark landed, according to Genesis 8:4. In addition, Armenia has the distinction of being the first country to adopt the Christian faith (301 A.D.) and being evangelized by two of Jesus’ apostles (Bartholomew and Thaddeus). The landscape is dotted with ancient...

Zombies on Kilimanjaro – My Trek on the Marangu Route

I left off the story of the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Hike at the end of Day 4 as we were going to bed at 6pm.  You should read that post before you read this one to really understand where we were.  We had just retired to our hut, and you could...

Passport Horrors: Avoiding Chaos – Passport Rush Options

One of the most horrible things that can happen to a traveler is loosing your passport.  The horrors!!! Last week we were packing for a simple trip to Canada.  We were headed to Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary in Alberta, Canada.  I had bought a safe for our important...

United States Utah: Top 10 Vacation Destinations

When I tell friends they should visit me in Utah.  They often think I’m joking.  Many of my European friends dream of visiting New York City, Los Angeles/Hollywood, or Las Vegas.  What they don’t realize is that Utah a state easily dismissed as one of those states somewhere in...

Are You Losing Frequent Flier Awards without Knowing?

I spent 3 weeks in a Starwood property in Nashville a few years ago.  It was a long but fun consulting engagement of life in a hotel.  I was very careful to make sure I was collecting the Starwood preferred points and tracking them with a number that I...