Category Archives: Travel

Getting the Most Out of Your Hotel Stay

  Over the past 20 years, I’ve stayed at many hotels in the United States and around the globe. When I was 22 years old, I was hired to referee men’s college basketball, which meant that I traveled quite a bit, including games at the University of Hawaii and the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage.… Read More »

3 Signs You Are Staying in a Cheap Motel

  Over the years, I’ve stated in cheap hotels. In some cases, I didn’t want to spend the extra money on a nicer place, and sometimes I had little choice. As a college basketball referee for more than two decades, I’ve been away from my home many nights, which results in many hotel stays. Here… Read More »

3 Smart Tips for Global Travelers

Okay! Let me start by saying that I’m not Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Rudy Maxa, or Andrew Zimmern, or Anthony Bourdain. However, I do my share of global travel, and I have a few tips that might help you prepare for your next international trip. When traveling abroad, you must take many factors into consideration,… Read More »

How Confidence Got Me Into the “Rain Forest”

Here is yet another cruise story. One of my favorite activities while cruising is using the fitness room. On some ships, the sauna has a window facing the ocean. After a good workout, the view is relaxing and breathtaking. The “Rain Forest” On the Fantasy, the cost of the cruise allows access to the fitness… Read More »

Why a Disney Cruise is Worth the Price

My family and I recently made it to our first Disney Cruise. The Western Caribbean journey began at Port Canaveral, FL, and the ports-of-call included the Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay. This trip was planned several months in advance, and we were excited to try something new. Past Cruises Many years ago,… Read More »

He Asked for My First Class Seat to Sit Next to His Wife

I was recently traveling to visit family for a few days. I was fortunate to receive an advanced First Class upgrade, and I selected Seat 2B. When possible, I like to sit on the side with two seats if traveling on a regional jet. This side of the aircraft usually has more room to store… Read More »