Tag: travel

The Freshest and Best Guinness Draught in the World

Today, while on assignment in Dublin, Ireland, I had a chance to visit the world famous Guinness Storehouse – home of the freshest and best Guinness draught (aka draft, for my fellow Yanks) in the world! I can sum up my experience in one word – DELICIOUS! (more pics after the jump)


R & R: Off to Australia for a much needed vacation!

I’ll be traveling around Down Under for the next couple of weeks. See ya in a bit. Cheers!

Traveling across time zones? Use BA’s jet lag calculator

Ahh, travel. Is there anything better than leaving the status quo behind and heading off to a foreign land? For some, maybe. But for those of us who’ve been bitten by the travelbug, there really isn’t anything that compares to the feeling of an impending journey.
As wonderful as exploring distant lands can be, usually the …


Virginia is for (Phish) lovers

Off to Virginia for a (random) weekend of Phish and Colonial Williamsburg – catch ya on the flip side!

Travel tip: Do some homework before you pick your (plane) seat

Planning the perfect vacation? Found the best places to stay? Stumbled across an almost too-good-to-be-true plane ticket? Then don’t let a bad seat selection ruin your to and from!
Thanks to TripAdvisor’s incredibly helpful (other) service – SeatGuru – you’ll never pick a bad plane seat again (based on availability, of course)!
This “I should have thought …

Text messaging elephants

Private Kenyan animal reserve – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – has turned to text messaging in an effort to prevent elephants from damaging surrounding property and to keep the animals safe.
By creating a virtual GPS fence around the reserve’s borders, the rangers are able to monitor elephants’ locations via gEarth with mobile SIM cards embedded in …

Kenya Safari 2008 photos are up!

Photo highlights from my (incredibly amazing) honeymoon safari in Kenya are up!

‘Checkpoint Friendly’ laptop cases

As of yesterday (Aug. 16, 2008), the Transportation Security Administration is now allowing laptops to remain in newly approved ‘checkpoint friendly’ bags, but still “reserves the right to re-screen any bag or laptop regardless of the design of the bag.”
Relatively good news for tech-savvy travelers; now if only they would invent/approve ‘unloseable’ luggage (see Mishandled …