With business travel back in full swing and with countless travelers traversing the airports and highways soon for holiday travel, the spread of germs and sickness become almost inevitable. Many people will become exhausted from travel, thereby weakening their immune system and increasing the risk of travel induced illness. Some travelers will tend to not eat as well as they might at home and may also get off track with exercise goals and sleep habits, which can also increase the risk of getting sick. So what can you do to combat illness and make sure you stay healthy during your travels?Read
As the weather turns cold, now is the perfect to time to visit a film festival. There are many great film festivals coming around the corner. So silence your phone and prepare yourself for new, innovative and often independent stories on the silver screen.
Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
January 19-29, 2012Read
I had a great conversation last night with a hockey teammate who is definitely what one would consider a “road warrior.” He works in sales for a manufacturing company and spends more time in his car than anyone I know covering his territory of Ontario. In fact, he racks up nearly 40,000 kilometers every year working!
Last night I got the chance to probe him for some tips and tricks he deploys along his business travels. Here are some of his recommendations for anyone who is on the road often:Read
While it’s usually a given that most families across America will be enjoying turkey this Thanksgiving, there are some regionally distinct Thanksgiving foods you may not be aware of. Depending on what part of the country you reside in, these unique dishes can range from fried Southern fare to classic Italian favorites.
With many people traveling to different regions for the holiday, we examine some of what you can expect at the dinner table this Thanksgiving, wherever you may be.Read
The changing of the seasons and the approach of Thanksgiving always bring to mind the history and charm of the New England states and in particular the picturesque village of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Also known as “America’s Hometown”, Plymouth offers a glimpse into the United States’ early history as well as a sophisticated, thriving community offering many diverse outdoor recreational and cultural activities.
I must admit that I mainly associate Plymouth with the pilgrims’ voyage across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower and the landing at Plymouth Rock. When I visited the area several years ago, I was surprised to discover the town and surrounding area have so much more to offer. As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, I thought it would be a good time to check out a few of the seasonal celebrations surrounding this holiday.Read
I am officially an “Apple” guy after two recent purchases. The first purchase was my new MacBook Pro (which I am using to write this blog) and the latest was my new iPhone 4S, my third generation. I was one of the 4 million consumers who rushed out on the first weekend and bought the new device.
Apple and iPhone have a done a masterful job lately demonstrating that their products are not just fun toys but well suited for the business crowd. I remember having a debate a while back with a friend who happens to be a lawyer. At the time, she felt that the white-collar crowd would never embrace the iPhone. I actually took a picture about a week later as our doctor used his iPhone to create a prescription, which he then sent wirelessly to a printer – and voila a literate prescription!Read
I am no economist (you only need to look back to my Economics course in college to verify that), but you also don’t have to be a financial genius to know there is plenty of anxiety about the economy. And that is felt everywhere, including in the way we approach travel. But maybe these times provide an opportunity to think about our travel differently or at least take a different approach. Here are a few ideas for tackling travel in the midst of tougher times:
Make Loyalty Points Your Traveling Companions: Cash in points from air miles, credit cards and of course, Best Western Rewards points and use them to get discounts, vouchers and even free stuff for the trip. If you haven’t jumped on the loyalty points bandwagon, now is a good time to start storing them up.Read
You will probably never ride a thousand mile day on a motorcycle. Neither will I. But if you’re eager to understand why some people ride a thousand miles a day and more — indeed, if you’re eager to understand why people ride motorcycles at all, The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing by Melissa Holbrook Pierson gives valuable insight into the practice of long-distance motorcycling.
Ms. Pierson is an essayist and non-fiction writer. I have recommended a previous book of hers, The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles (1998), many times.Read
As 2011 comes to an end, concert fans start buzzing about what concerts will be the “must-see” concerts of 2012 and therefore, worth traveling for, no matter how far you may be from the venue. U2, The Rolling Stones and Guns N Roses have all held the title in the past and here’s what us live music lovers can expect for big shows in 2012 worth traveling for…Read
The joy, of course, comes with the increased likelihood of spending time with friends and family.
The trepidation comes in the form of worry about high prices, travel hassles, traffic, crowds and … I’ll go ahead and say it … too much time with friends and family.Read