In spite of my best planning for my world trip, I still made mistakes that would have been easy to avoid if ‘I knew then what I know now.’ This blog lists some of those mistakes and offers solid advice for travelers planning to set out on their own journeys, whether long or short. These mistakes cover the gamut, from packing and setting up the right legal backups, to staying in touch by phone and buying a camera. It’s a hodge-podge that long-haul travelers can use to advantage.
Archives for April 2016
Few know that the Scots were once forbidden by law to wear their tartans. This measure was taken because of the rather irritating tendency (at least to the English) for the Scots to want to return he whom they believed to the ‘legitimate king’ to the throne of England.
What’s the hardest thing about downsizing? Parting with the things we keep for both practical and sentimental reasons. Let’s face it, some things are REALLY hard to part with! My old cell phone, for instance, has no use whatsoever, except that it stores the text messages that my sister Ferne and I shared daily for the 3 years before she died. The memories stored there are priceless to me but meaningless to anyone else.
We’re supposed to be interesting to our dogs. We live with them. But when it comes to training, it can be a challenge to keep them interested and engaged. Here are a few unconventional tips to help you keep your dog eager to learn and play for many years to come!
The owner of the house had torn out the grass, bushes, trees and whatever else was living, and created an entirely artificial landscape: artificial turf for a lawn, plastic flowers in concrete pots. Nearly everything living had been covered over or removed altogether.
Mother’s Day is almost here, and if there’s anyone that deserves all of your love and attention for all that she does, it’s Mom. If you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift guide, you’ve found it. Make her feel like a queen with these wonderful surprises and shower her with the appreciation she deserves.
Decision-making is an inescapable part of life, whether for regular people going about their daily business or for the leader of a country. And yet, having to make an important decision – or any decision at all – has the potential to throw us off balance, mess up our chi and drive us to some serious distraction.
Mega-Successful Entrepreneur Dan Lok will talk about “WHY Great Ideas Don’t Succeed” at TEDxStanleyPark on May 28, 2016. Dan says that – rather than sit and be entertained for 18 minutes and then forget about the whole thing once it’s over – he will show the audience exactly how to take the content of his talk and apply it immediately to their lives with the help of an ‘invisible force’.
What could be worse than being stuck in a lame airport for hours on end? Would you believe that being stuck in an airport could be the best thing that’s ever happened to you? Many travelers are realizing that airports don’t have to be boring. Here are some that you might easily mistake as travel destinations.
Derick McChesney is the charismatic raccoon removal expert at SWAT Wildlife, a busy Toronto wildlife removal service, and he’s a real character who should be famous.