Archive for January, 2009

Travel envy

Ben just posted on the Sydney Morning Herald’s travel blog about travel envy.  Hilarious stuff – go check it out.  My favorite bit:

And then there’s Facebook where, if you really want to, you can follow the everyday minutiae of a person’s travelling life, even before they’ve left, thanks to the never-ending flow of status updates: “Dave is going on a trip to Cuba! Woo! … Dave can’t decide what to pack for his trip to Cuba … Dave is thinking this Cuba trip is going to be awesome! … Dave thinks he’s going to need plenty of sunscreen for those Cuban beaches … Dave is going to be drinking daiquiris in three days! … Dave’s pumped – two days to go! … Dave’s in Cuba!”

And so on. It’s enough to make you un-friend a bloke.

Ha!  Do you get travel envy?  Oh, and just in case you were wondering, I just booked a Baltic cruise yesterday.  😉  St. Petersburg here I come!

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January 28, 2009 at 11:48 am 2 comments

TTT: Renting a vacation home

I’m really looking forward to our upcoming trip to Mexico with one of my BFFs and her husband.  We’re renting a gorgeous house in Tulum, Villa Gordon (pictured below).  This is a great way to save some cash on your next vacation and my travel tip this Tuesday.


January 27, 2009 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Reminder – more Feisty at EADL

Don’t forget!  You can read more posts written by yours truly on Mondays over at Elizabeth Anne Designs Living.  I know you can’t get enough of my writing.  😉

Image via DishDesign.

January 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

TTT: How to transport your DSLR

If you have a DSLR, this Travel Tip Tuesday post is for you.  I am the proud owner of two DSLR bags that we actually used.  I “need” two because they serve different purposes.  We first tried the traditional shoulder bag, like this one.  But those are ugly and uncomfortable.  For our last trip to Europe, I decided we should get a camera backpack.


January 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm 3 comments

News: Heathrow expansion

On Thursday, the UK gave permission to build a third runway at Heathrow.  Why is this such big news?  Lots of people are protesting this expansion.  According to one blogger for Tripso, “The development of the runway, additional terminal and extra roads at Heathrow will lead to ‘the destruction of more than 700 homes, a 500-year-old pub and a school.'”


January 17, 2009 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

News: US Air plane lands in Hudson River

Yesterday’s splash landing in the Hudson River by pilot  C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger of the American Airlines US Airways (*snort* I was thinking about AA and actually managed to type that – sorry!) plane going from LaGuardia to Charlotte proves me right – these pilots are totally trustworthy.  Read more at CNN.


January 16, 2009 at 10:05 am 1 comment

Cool Runnings – Cary, NC

We are the only ones here tonight. What the heck??? People! Get yourselves over here! I can’t make this jerk sauce and these patties myself, so you need to help me keep this place open.

January 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

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