Ansel Adams is one of my favorites. Photographers, that is. I think perhaps he was the best at capturing some of America’s most beautiful and breathtaking scenery, most notably his black and white photographs of the West. There are so many places here in the United States and Canada that will simply take your breath away if you are fortunate enough to be able to travel and see them in person. I really wanted to be able to take photographs like you see in Arizona Highways or National Geographic; unfortunately my pictures were always slightly off- kilter, slightly out of focus or my hand in the picture. Ah well, I did the next best thing and married a man who has an eye and knack for capturing the perfect photograph.Read
When it’s time to think about putting your bike away for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about projects for the spring. I’m always considering my next bike purchase, and I’m always thinking about what parts and accessories I might need to add to my current ride. So, every winter, I make sure to attend the International Motorcycle Show.Read
Earlier this month, we asked a core group of Best Western’s best customers about their outlook for business travel in 2011. Overall, these members of Best Western’s Diamond 100 Advisory Board (BWD100) see gradual improvement when it comes to trip volume, spending levels and economic recovery. This brighter outlook comes to light when we compared findings from a similar survey taken one year ago.
The below is the first in a two-part series that examines some key findings. Come back next week for part two.Read
I really don’t start getting excited about the holidays until the sound of holiday music begins to fill the air. Nothing evokes holiday memories quite like the sound of bells, drums and a lovely chorus singing traditional holiday carols. While others complain that department stores and radio stations start playing holiday music “too early”, I say “Not soon enough!” If you’re like me, you’ll want to know where the best holiday music can be heard live and up close from talented musicians. Most likely your local symphony will offer a holiday spectacular of the musical kind, so be sure to check out your local listings for shows. In addition, below are just a few can’t-miss holiday musical events.Read
It’s that time again. Hard to believe it. The holidays are upon us.
If there’s a motorcyclist on your holiday list, you’re probably starting to think about a bike-related gift. If there isn’t a motorcyclist on your holiday list – feel free to add me.
I’m going to suggest a few gifts for the traveling motorcyclist, for the biker who really enjoys putting on the miles.Read
He shared that spending a Dickensesque holiday with his kids and grandchildren was a longtime dream and he ordered us all to start shopping for flights. Who can argue with that? We were all elated.Read
One Race to Decide it All! Homestead is hosting the last race for the Sprint Cup Series and the points race has never been closer. You don’t want to miss this event! 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
If you had to pick the new “it” spot in Canada I think most this year would have to pick the province of British Columbia and more specifically the city of Vancouver. After a rocky start the city and the province are now being recognized for hosting a spectacular event last February with Winter Olympic Games. The Games put a very bright spotlight on the region and it definitely answered the call.Read
Google announced this week that it’s sponsoring FREE in-flight Wi-Fi on Virgin America, Delta and AirTran from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2. This is a major expansion of a similar holiday season Wi-Fi freebie offered by the company last year, which then only included Virgin America. Delta is currently the largest airline in the world and has more than 500 jets outfitted for in-flight Wi-Fi.
The promotion is hoping to draw more attention to Google Chrome and encourages–but does not require–users to download the browser in order to receive Wi-Fi gratis.Read
November 11th is Veterans’ Day for the US, Canada and many other countries around the world. Veterans’ Day is designed to honor all Veterans’ of wars, in particular living veterans, but also those that have passed on. The date of November 11th is significant as it observes the signing of the Armistice which officially ended World War I (fighting ended for WWI on the 11th hour, 11th day of the 11th month).
Veterans’ Day is a federal holiday (which means not everyone gets the day off), but is also a solemn holiday to remember the sacrifices that so many have made and continue to make in defense of their country. In particular it is a day to honor living veterans and all active military personnel.
For more info on Veterans’ Day you can check out this video from the Department of Veterans Affairs…Read