With an economy once based on mining, Nevada now draws much of its income from entertainment and tourism. The state has the most hotel rooms per capita in the US, which testifies both to its popularity with visitors and the low population density that contributes to Nevada’s unspoiled natural beauty. […]
Known for it’s glistening lakes, panoramic views, and hiking trails of all difficulty levels, the Lake District in England is a popular destination for residents of the UK and travelers from around the world. Calling the weather in England unpredictable barely begins to describe the sudden changes that can occur […]
There are two parts of the Ultimate Train Challenge and although all three of us, me, Nora and Jeannie, aren’t being ultra competitive about any of this… I do know we all want some form of bragging rights at the end of it all. Given that we have a different […]
The seven-day festival in Pamplona during the Festival of San Fermin has become, since Earnest Hemingway made it famous in 1925 in The Sun Also Rises, all about the Running of the Bulls. It is a testament to the power of the written word that its current popularity still has […]
A couple quick photos from the weekend of running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain… lots more coming up soon. My good friend Angie actually just beat me to the running of the bulls a few days prior to me, her review can be reached by clicking on that […]
One thing that Canada does completely kick our American asses at is our respective national anthems, at least in my eyes. I am not a huge fan of the Star Spangled Banner — O’ Canada is so much better to my ears.
My love of baseball was one of the things that I definitely picked up from my Dad as I was growing up. He played from his youth, all the way through high school and to college on a baseball scholarship, his possible career ending in a bad motorcycle to automobile […]
I had no idea what bocce was, but have never needed an excuse to go to Napa, so I hoped on the plane. It was the best weekend I have ever spent out there, which is a tough list to be on top of.
One of the incredibly fun events I was able to stumble across on my trip was the Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. It is an international tournament of seven-man rugby teams. The great thing, aside from the action, is that almost all the fans show up in full costume. Incredible party […]
“Vehicle boot (trunk) parties are not permitted on the grounds. Neither are naked parties.” “You may be prohibited entry if you are mashed, smashed or generally off your face on alcohol or illicit drugs.” (I like the ‘may’ part of that, in addition to the language).
I randomly stumbled — random good stumbling has been a hallmark of my trip — into an unexpected pleasure last weekend in Wellington, New Zealand. It was the weekend of the annual Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. During the trip, I’ve had the chance to watch some rugby on television with […]
From Bullfighting in Medellin This was an unbelievable moment at the bull fight in Medellin. The highest rated matador in the world almost got gored.