What will it be like to travel again? Just even getting on a plane – will we remember what to do? Honestly – how many times have you sat in your seat on the aircraft totally ignoring the flight attendant as she runs through the usual instructions for how to fasten (and loosen) your seat… Continue reading Have we forgotten how to travel?
Don’t you love it how sports sayings and expressions have made their way into our general conversation. I honestly don’t understand the game of baseball (it wasn’t exactly popular in South Africa) but yes, I use the expression “touch base” with gay abandon. Honestly, I still really don’t know what it means from a baseball… Continue reading Up your game Karen!
Last week I went down to my basement to check on something. I don’t go down there often – to be honest it is a bit of a mess. I totally forgot what I was looking for because there I saw my travel collection of bags. Small carryon with wheels for just an overnight trip,… Continue reading From one bag to another
With the advent of services like Ancestry DNA people are discovering who they really are and where they really come from. For those who study genealogy this is a huge boost to filling in the gaps of the family tree. Travel plays a big part in this story and I have lost count of the… Continue reading Follow your family line
You may have come across this advisory – “Avoid non-essential travel”. It is currently in place at the moment with regard to parts of Egypt (to name but one destination). It is wise to take notice of this advisories but I had to chuckle at one of our more adventurous clients who is currently planning… Continue reading Avoid non-essential travel
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook and I think that is the same for many people. I notice that from time to time people will take a break from Facebook and suddenly it is as if they have disappeared off the face of the planet. Others will be super vigilant with their Facebook settings… Continue reading ME, YOU AND FACEBOOK
Life is all about escaping – which is pretty sad if you think of it. There are even rooms that you can pay to be locked inside just so you can escape. This is a booming business in Calgary now. If you have ever tried this as a team building exercise you will know that… Continue reading The Great Escape
Insurance is such a pain to purchase. There is no fun in it. It just costs you money and you really don’t see anything tangible for what you have paid – until……. I came across this story about insurance on a rental car – (I work as the manager of a rental car office. It’s… Continue reading When you don’t have it you need it
Honestly, airports bring out the worst in me. What is it about an airport that turns ordinary sensible intelligent human beings into zombie like creatures who wander around aimlessly and get in the way. My pet peeves – Checking the arrivals / departures board – Don’t stand right in front of the board so that nobody… Continue reading Airport etiquette and strange sights
Bugs can be a deal-breaker. Just as you have that tropical package all sewn up and ready to go THAT question jumps up. “Er, do you think there will be bugs there?”. Well, it’s Costa Rica. Pretty good chance of there being bugs. Same thing in Belize, or Mexico or Africa. Bugs kinda like hanging… Continue reading Would you like bugs with that?