Some conferences are so much better than others and I’ve just returned from a zinger. The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) met in Las Vegas this week and I picked up several nifty nuggets of business travel intelligence that road warriors will see play out in this era of the “New Normal.”Details
Three key words for anyone planning a vacation in Savannah – good walking shoes.
Although he probably didn’t realize it at the time, Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe must have had senior travelers in mind back in 1733 when he sketched the original plans for this charming Georgia city. It is flat, it has more than 45 cultural attractions, it has massive oak trees with branches draped in Spanish moss. But most of all, it has 27 historic squares and each square is a thing of rare beauty.Details
Get ready – another acronym is hitting the travel industry. This time it’s WHTI, which stands for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. After much debate and delay, June 1, 2009 marks the introduction of this new U.S. law requiring every Canadian above the age of sixteen who enters the U.S., via land or water, to present a valid passport.Details
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an ATGATT guy (All The Gear, All The Time). But as temperatures begin to creep up, even the most devoted safety gear wearer can find it challenging to balance safety and comfort.
Here are some DOS AND DON’TS to help you stay comfortable, cool and safe on your motorcycle when the heat is on.
DON’T lose the jacket. One of the big mistakes riders make in hot weather is to take off their riding jackets and ride in a t-shirt or tanktop.Details
Hershey, Pennsylvania may very well be the perfect family town that Milton S. Hershey intended it to be. Of course it’s heaven for chocolate lovers (read Moms), but there is great fun to be had there even for those rare individuals, like my niece, who do not even care for chocolate.Details
Rain didn’t dampen the excitement of Best Western Racing driver David Reutimann on Monday. David raced his way to his first NASCAR Spring Cup victory with a rain soaked win in a shortened Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway. A hard driven race by David and a strategic move to stay out under caution late…Details
In my earlier years, I disdained the city tours. Upon arriving at a new destination, I always struck out on my own to see the sights for myself rather than have them pointed out by a guide wearing a neck microphone. But then there comes a time when ease of travel is nearly as important as the adventure itself. This usually happens when the knees weaken, the inhalations and exhalations quicken, and finding a place to sit for a spell takes on greater importance.
However, rather than give up my wandering ways entirely, my wife Lyn and I have formulated a method that combines my free-spirited younger days with my current need for resting weary bones that no longer share my enthusiasm.Details
If I were not a travel writer, I’d be a food writer. My gastronomic passion is wide ranging…I’m fascinated at how eating at airports has evolved in recent years. I even frequently arrive early just to see what’s on the menu. In-flight fare has never bothered me all that much and I enjoy the break from the monotony of a long flight.
I’m an arbiter of taste when it comes to the hotel breakfast buffet. I’m happy to know that May is National Hamburger month. I love judging the quality of the “krinkle kut” French fries and homemade pies at a roadside diner as much as the foie gras at the latest, greatest bistro in New York or Paris.
All of that brings me to this question: What are the best foods for business travelers? I’ve got some ideas, but would like to hear yours, too. Please post your favorites or comments below!Details