Category Archive: Just For Fun

Feb 17

More Bizarre “Stuff” in The World Of Travel

One of the things that I love most about writing this blog is seeing all the bizarre things that are happening in the travel world. Here are a few: The White House Is Back Given the state of the White House, I’m sure that worrying about tours was not high on the list of priorities, …

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Nov 23

The CVS Black Friday Game

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Every year on Black Friday, the drugstore chain CVS gives out a lot of good stuff for free. Well, almost free. But you have to know where to look. The freebies come in the form of “extrabucks (EB),” a form of CVS currency usable only at the store. You’ll often see those coupons printed out …

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Nov 10

Fun Stuff from around The Industry

Not quite prepared for my reentry into the real world, but I did find some amusing travel-related items in the news: Where You Want to Be If You Are Denied Boarding CN Traveler recently did an article on the 10 best airports in the United States. These articles are a dime a dozen, but I …

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Nov 03

I Was Just Thinking…

A few days ago, former Delta CEO and Chaiman Richard Anderson endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Mr. Anderson has been a big donor to her campaign and his name is rumored to be on the short-list for Secretary of Transportation. The nation would do well to have him in that position. Here’s my question: Given …

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Oct 10

Please Be Kind When You Recline

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It’s times like these when I appreciate the fact that there are crazy people in other countries, as well. Thank You Jetstar Jetstar is an Australian low-cost carrier that spends most of its time flying around the Pacific. One flight, however, offered in-flight entertainment, as two business class travelers engaged in fisticuffs. According to the Sydney …

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Oct 08

All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

Comedian W.C. Fields is given credit for a lot of quotes, including his suggested epitaph of “Better here than in Philadelphia.” The poor city of brotherly love, always the underdog. The actual quote was “Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.,” but that’s not nearly as much fun. The truth …

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Sep 13

Fun Stuff from around The Travel Industry

  Let’s take a look at some of the interesting news from around the travel industry… New Hotel Policy: BYOS (Bring Your Own Sheets) Eww. Inside Edition is not my traditional news source, but a recent video from the company was, well, gross. At a Residence Inn in New York City (They didn’t name which …

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Aug 29

And Now, for Something Completely Different…

Everybody has their own idea of fun. For me, it’s being locked in a large bookstore for about a week, with nobody to bother me. So when we went to London this summer, our first stop was Foyles, with its 30 miles of books and 100+ year-old history. Sadly, I only got about an hour …

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Aug 19

The World’s Youngest Million-Miler

Some babies are born under the right star. Others are born on the right airplane. So congratulations to Baby Haven, born at the right time, halfway between Dubai and Manila at 36,000 feet. The Big Winner I think that we can all agree that the real gold medalist on this flight is Baby Haven. According to …

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Apr 23

This Week in Ridiculous Travel…

One of the nice things about traveling (or reading about traveling) is the absurdity of it all. Here’s what I got this week: Clean Sheets. Guaranteed. Hampton Inn hotels often have cute pictures and ads on the inside of their elevators (All ads are for the Hampton Inn, of course.). This was the one in …

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