Feeling too sunny? Want to go cloud watching, but you live in the middle of the blue skies in Las Vegas or Tampa? There’s nothing wrong with loving the view of a gentle drizzle falling over the mountains or sporting a raincoat next to the sea. As the month of April (and April showers) concludes, we take a look at three U.S. cities that are known for having the most rainy days each year, visit them and you may just catch a few drops:Read
It’s almost the end of March, you’re amazed at how well you’ve been holding on to this year’s resolutions and then it comes- your assignment to travel for work. Don’t let a small business adventure put your exercise goals at risk. With some planning and preparation, you can stay in peak condition while away from home and the office.
Here are the 10 tips to stay healthy and happy while working abroad:Read
I love a good spy story. I love to read John Le Carre, Ian Fleming and even Donald Hamilton novels. But I’m not interested in the heroes, like George Smiley or James Bond or Matt Helm. Don’t get me wrong; those guys are great. But I read spy stories for the gadgets. Give me a whole book about MI6’s Q Branch (they’re the ones who make all the gadgets), and I’d be very happy.
When I travel on a motorcycle, getting ready for each trip starts to feel like I’m preparing for a super secret mission. I’m always in the process of testing a new piece of gear, or a newly miniaturized gadget that is designed to make my riding safer, easier and more fun.Read
After a very difficult three years, the Canadian Tourism Commission is full of optimism. The reason to smile is that for the first time ever in a single month (February 2012), the eleven markets that they have identified as the key markets for Canada were all up in visitor numbers to Canada. This is great news for all of us as travel and tourism has such a positive impact on our overall economy!
Leading the charge were Brazil and Australia and interestingly February is an attractive month for them to come to Canada to ski! Both Brazil and Australia are very active cultures and they came in droves this year to hit our slopes.Read
It’s spring, so you might be thinking about getting a new battery for your motorcycle. If you didn’t take the time to put your battery on a smart charger for the winter, you’re definitely going to have to do more than just think about it. Motorcycle batteries are much smaller than car batteries, which is one of the factors that contribute to their shorter lifespan (and warranties). I’ve had good luck with my batteries over the years, mostly because I’m kind of obsessive about keeping them hooked up to a Battery Tender smart charger in between rides, even during good weather. My most recent battery lasted almost ten years, thanks to careful maintenance, and the fact that I live in a very moderate climate.Read
Have any of you been watching Frozen Planet on the Discovery Channel lately? What a great show. In some weird and unexplainable way it makes me feel even more proud to be Canadian. But I wonder if that’s because this year in my neck of the woods it’s been so mild?
Having been somewhat de-sensitized to the cold at least for this year, what will it do for travel and tourism in Canada?Read
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Well, you would have thought so in the deepest, darkest days of the recent “great recession.” Remember the media frenzy surrounding business travel boondoggles and the so-called “AIG effect” when many observers predicted the demise of business travel as we knew it?Read
Night Race in Richmond! It’s another exciting night race! There aren’t too many of these races so be sure to tune in and predict the winner here for your chance to win a great prize! Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Saturday’s race will be in the comments below before the…Read
In my younger years, when I was a carefree bachelor, most of my travels were solitary. I would, for example, select a destination but not a definite route, then hop in my car and drive there without concerning myself with trip durations, accommodations (I frequently bedded down in my hatchback), or lack of companionship.
During those times, I met several other travelers with similar agendas, and we discussed such important issues as fast food, parking lots that let you sleep in your car and, most importantly, rest stops. Life was good.Read