Three Races Left! With only three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series, each race becomes more and more important. Got an inclination of “Who’s Gonna Win?” Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Sunday’s race will be in the comments below before the start of the race.…Read
Often it’s the little things that make a big difference. And for those who are superstitious, one superstitious blunder or forgotten lucky item is believed to begin a shower of bad luck. With so many components and moving parts when traveling, it’s no surprise that travel can invoke an extra superstitious nature in many individuals and companies. Take a look at some of the superstitious measures taken by travelers and travel companies I’ve seen during my travels.
If you fly Continental Airlines, Air France, AirTran, or KLM you’re boarding pass will never see row 13. All of these airlines go from row 12 to 14. But even those who aren’t particularly suspicious say if given the option they’d prefer not to sit in row 13. So why not eliminate the row altogether?Read
The costumes are ready. The candy bowl is full. And the jack-o-lanterns are set–glowing like a beacon to Halloween lovers nearby. While most people look at carving pumpkins as a fun and gooey family activity, for some individuals it’s a serious competition.
Some competitions are regional and require all participants to carve their pumpkins at a pumpkin carving showdown. Others merely require a photo to be sent before an appointed deadline. Here are a few favorite contests:Read
As you very well may know, Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in the province of Manitoba. In fact, Winnipeg is the seventh largest city in Canada based on population. In relative terms, the seventh most populated city in the United States is San Antonio. The number seven is especially meaningful this year as the city welcomed back Canada’s seventh NHL hockey team, The Jets, after a fifteen-year hiatus!
The city has been abuzz all summer and that excitement finally boiled over on Thanksgiving weekend as The Jets hosted their first home game. It was the hottest ticket in the country and many famous Canadians were on hand including Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Read
The Final Stretch of the Cup! Each week brings new drama to the Chase for the Cup. This week, NASCAR travels to the Martinsville track which is a very intriguing race. So….Who’s Gonna Win?! Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Sunday’s race will be in the comments below before the start…Read
The travel industry is no different. Throughout the year, there are predictable peaks and valleys in demand and pricing. Travelers who study them save the most money and have the most comfortable trips.Read
As far as I’m concerned, the best time to buy a used motorcycle is right now — at the end of the riding season, when owners are considering winter storage. The holidays are right around the corner, and that used bike looks a little like an ATM sitting in the garage. The weather hasn’t turned so much that you can’t get in a good test drive, and if you buy now, you’ll have the whole winter to make any alterations that you have in mind before spring rolls around.
Doing some homework before you start shopping for a used bike will help make the experience better. First, examine your finances, and figure out how much you want to spend on a bike. If you’re planning to finance your purchase, go to your lender and get preapproved for a loan amount. Talk to your insurance agent, and find out what factors you should consider in order to make sure that you can afford proper motorcycle insurance. Engine size, motorcycle style and other factors can greatly affect your insurance bill — so find this out before you buy.Read
Last month the folks at Best Western challenged me to spend as many Best Western Rewards points as possible on a business trip. The idea behind the exercise was to illustrate just how diverse loyalty programs can be.
While most frequent travelers prefer to use points for free nights, there’s a whole world of redemption opportunities out there — just check the “spend points” tab on the Best Western Rewards website and you’ll see what I mean. And if you are earning double rewards points this fall, it should be easier than ever.Read
Motorcycles can be incredibly fuel efficient, especially compared to cars. Still, even the most efficient bikes (and riders) can stand some improvement to make sure that they are getting the most out of every drop of fossil fuel.
Get to Know the Enemy
You won’t know if you’re improving your gas mileage unless you track your fuel usage. Start keeping a log of fuel purchased and miles driven. Keep notes of driving conditions, special situations and other information that will help you interpret your data. Make a habit of recording data with every fill up, and continue to record data as you make changes to your bike and your riding habits so that you can figure out what works and what doesn’t.Read
Scary movies and haunted houses–they’re overrated. At least that’s how you’ll probably feel when you’re lost in the middle of a gigantic corn maze. It’s the ultimate Halloween thrill. These labyrinths cut into fields of corn are cropping up all over the country and there’s probably one within driving distance of your home. To find…Read