Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to get you into the spooky spirit than planning a fun weekend getaway around a visit to one of these terrifically terrifying Haunted Houses. I’ve surveyed my most devoted Halloween-lovers and Haunted House fanatics and put together this list of “must-see” haunts.Read
“La belle province,” as it is affectionately known, is Canada’s only province with a predominantly French-speaking population. It is the largest province in land mass and second in population, behind only Ontario. In fact, Quebec is three times the size of France! Les Québécois are very passionate people and their province is rich with history. Many battles have been waged along the St. Lawrence River and some of Canada’s defining political moments have occurred with Quebec and its people at the forefront.
Many people who visit Quebec remark on its “European” feel. The urban areas, especially Quebec City & Montreal, certainly have an old world vibe. The language, the food and wine and the people are connected with their historical roots, while crafting a Canadian identity that is unique and celebrated.Read
Motorcycles and motorcyclists used to have an image problem. A leather-clad biker symbolized danger, lawlessness and anti-social impulses. Television shied away from using motorcycles, except as shorthand for “bad.”
There were the rare television characters who rode bike in the ’60s and ’70s — I’m thinking of Jim Bronson on his Sportster in Then Came Bronson; Dr. Steven Kiley on his Bonneville in Marcus Welby, M.D.; Fonzie on his Triumph in Happy Days; and Ponch and John on their KZ-900P Police Specials on CHiPs. B.J. Hunnicut rode into the sunset on an Indian Scout in the final episode of MASH. If there’s any unifying theme there, it’s about characters marching to their own beat, individualists who don’t care what others think about them. They were all riding against the tide.Read
For 2011, it appears as though road warriors can expect more of what they experienced this year: rising prices.
Airlines have been slow to buy new aircraft or to pull many of them out of their desert parking lots, while the pipeline for new hotels has shrunk considerably. At the same time, demand for both air travel and hotels has increased rapidly, leading to higher prices.Read
Where’s Your Time Travel Destination? We all have our favorite destinations, but have you ever thought about what it would be like to visit them in a time machine? Yeah, probably not. But if you could, what destination would you visit and at what point in history would you make your trip? Leave your response…Read
The Chase at Talladega The Sprint Cup Series goes down to Talladega for this weekend’s race. There’s only four races left, but “Who’s Gonna Win” and take the checkered flag this Sunday? Leave your prediction of “Who’s Gonna Win” in the comment section below and if you guess correctly, you will have a chance to…Read
Cooler weather means bulkier clothing, and holiday travel usually involves bringing along family members who aren’t as practiced in proper packing procedures. So the likelihood of checked luggage, a visit to the luggage carousel and pain of paying new airline fees could increase in the coming months.
Got a checked bag in your future? Then consider these tips:Read
I know that you haven’t been counting, but I have: This blog entry is my hundred and first about motorcycle travel for You Must Be Trippin’. A milestone like that puts me into a reflective mood, and right now I’m thinking about why I ride.
I can look back at three significant moments in my childhood that pushed me toward motorcycling.Read
The four smallest provinces–New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island–comprise the backbone of Canada’s East Coast. This region, which is also referred to as Atlantic Canada, is home to just under 2.5 million people or approximately eight percent of our country’s population. In this case, the adage that “good things come in small packages” is definitely appropriate.Read
Airline mergers have been in the news a lot lately. Over the last year, for example, we’ve witnessed a relatively smooth blending of Delta and Northwest. It was a long time coming, and it’s got a long way to go, but United and Continental recently sealed the deal on their merger, as well.
Even low fare carriers are getting in on the act. Southwest recently announced it would absorb AirTran for $1.4 billion. Last year, Denver-based Frontier and Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines joined forces under the Frontier brand (which makes me happy because we’ll keep seeing Frontier’s classic animal photos on airplane tails!)Read