February 26 2014 by Chris McGinnis
One good sign for the economy is that business and leisure travelers are back on the roads and in the skies, and the travel industry has recovered 99 percent of the jobs lost back then, according to the US Travel Association.
February 25 2014 by Sam Lowe
In more than 40 years of motoring, sailing, cruising, riding on the backs of large animals, flying and other means of transportation that have taken me from one destination to another, I have encountered all sorts of situations and incidents that have made the trip pleasurable. And, unfortunately, some that detracted from the enjoyment. I try not to let those distractions create inner turmoil, but sometimes they just do. So I've steeled myself to live with them rather than let them upset me.
But, being a senior traveler, it is my right to gripe about them.
February 24 2014 by Chris McGinnis
Whether you are driving your own car or renting one, keep these tips in mind before hitting the road.
February 24 2014 by James West
So, you think you're a baseball fan do you? You watch your favorite team's home games, go to a few when you have the time, and maybe even own season tickets. Not bad...for a rookie. When you're ready to graduate to True Fan status, take a look at the MiLB.
Not to be confused with older brother MLB, Minor League Baseball is a whole other animal. Also known as Triple-A or the Farm League, fans travel all over the country just to see their favorite teams play. Why? What makes this league so special and unique? Here are a few reasons to become a MiL-Believer.
February 21 2014 by Claudia Kunkel
Millions of people around the world have been watching the XXII Olympic Winter Games being held in Sochi, Russia. Not only do we have the opportunity to watch athletes at the top of their game, we also are given a guided tour around the Olympic venues and surrounding region.
As I was watching the beautiful scenery in and around Sochi, I recalled that several cities have hosted the Winter Olympics more than one once. In fact, I have even visited a few of them myself...here are my favorite three host cities:
February 19 2014 by Jason Fogelson
Some day, your motorcycle is going to break down. You're going to try to start your bike, and it's not going to work. You'll try everything you know how to do, starting with the simple and obvious steps and progressing to the more complicated, and it's still not going to work. You need a motorcycle mechanic.
The easiest thing to do is to call the dealer where you bought the bike in the first place. But that's not always practical, nor is it the only option. Before you blindly hand your pride and joy over to a dealership wrench, take some time to discover whether or not it's the best way to go.
February 18 2014 by Sam Lowe
Besides the spelling, yes, there is a difference. The capital is the city in which the legislature meets. The capitol is the building in which the legislature meets. The "o" in capitol is the key to remembering which is which: since many capitols are domed buildings, think of the "o" as the dome.
Well, it works for me.
February 14 2014 by Bryson Forbes
I love the Olympics. In fact, I really should consider taking two weeks vacation every four years when the winter Olympics roll around. Don't get me wrong, the summer Olympics are great too, but being Canadian, the winter means hockey, skating, curling and other sports we, as a country, are good at.
There really seems to be a huge shift that has happened for Canada and our athletes that are competing at the Olympics. We have a swagger, a confidence and after Day 5 in Sochi, we are tied for first place with no fewer than 10 medals! Our country is really getting swept up again and it now seems like only yesterday we were doing the same thing on home soil in Vancouver.
But it's not just the recent success for Canadians that is the drying force for my love of the games. Here are four reasons why I get so caught up: