The Long Long Road to Tucson

Well, it's been a while since my last post. A lot happened in 2019. I got laid off. I broke my ankle while landscaping our back yard in preparation for selling the house. We put the house on the market. The house was broken into. In the process they destroyed the flooring in a small … Continue reading The Long Long Road to Tucson

Travel with Dogs

Follow my friend Bruce's blog about travelling with his insanely photogenic dog Luca from California to Canada

Bonvoy, Mergers & Corporate Culture

When is a Marriott 'Bonvoy' property not going to give you the experience their frequent members are accustomed to? A bit on my experience in the post Marriott-Ritz Carlton merger world.

An Ode to the Barcelona Metro

On this 4th of July I have a wide range of thoughts on travel and I promise I'll share them, but first a bit of an apology. I know I've been gone for a while. My wife and I went to Spain for 3 weeks. The day after I returned my employer of 14 years … Continue reading An Ode to the Barcelona Metro

Observations of a City – Seville Spain

I'm trying to capture some of my impressions of Seville, Spain before we move on in our trip. The Wife and I have wandered around here for almost four days, encountering the people and culture in various settings. If, like us, you prefer to explore a destination by foot... peering into windows and catching glimpses … Continue reading Observations of a City – Seville Spain

The Food of Seville Spain

Food is an interesting way to explore the culture and people of a particular place. You can learn a great deal about the hospitality ideals of a locale from the way the hotels there serve an international client base. In places where hospitality is a primary consideration, a hotel breakfast bar will convey the welcome … Continue reading The Food of Seville Spain

The Great Baggage Fee Scam

That cheap ticket may be more expensive than you think. Check for baggage and other fees before making the purchase.

Skipping the Line – Facts & Fallacies

The fact is, there is no such thing as "skipping the line". There is only guaranteeing you will get into the venue... eventually.

Jet Lag in Barcelona

I'm a big fan of stepping right into the new time zone. Wasting time during a business trip, or worse, a vacation - calculating what time your body "should" think it is, is an utter waste of time. I keep the curtains/blinds raised so the sun can tell my body when to get up, drink … Continue reading Jet Lag in Barcelona

The Lost Art of the Itinerary

I don't know about you, but when it comes to travel arrangements I like to be really clear on where I need to be, and when.