Sausage and Nuts for a Friday Night

The problem with a 4 day work week (since Monday was Memorial Day in the United States) is that 5 days of work get crammed into 4 days.   And come Friday of most weeks I am tired.  I-want-to-do-nothing kind of tired. And to the two people who asked, yes I work.  I work hard….

Top 12 Places I’ve Been That I Recommend For You

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage” ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph This post is my Top 12 Places I’ve Been That I Recommend For You to visit at some point in your life.  I could have readily made it 24 or 36 or 120 places, but a dozen seemed good.  All these places have 3…

A Glacier in Alaska

Making my way up to Juneau, Alaska, I wanted to experience a glacier up close and personal.  To see a glacier is to understand a great deal about why glaciers are such a big deal.  I booked a day on a glacier including hiking, exploring, and even climbing a wall (thank goodness for ice axes…

Emirates Business Class – JNB to IAD featuring Boeing 777-300ER

This post concludes the Emirates Long Haul Business Class experience featuring a review of Emirates Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) product, plus a few more views of the A380, and final thoughts about flying Emirates Business Class. This is the final part of a multi-part series about the Emirates Experience.  Thank you for reading and feel…

Billysky Cat

My friend who is taking care of Billysky sent me this picture of her. He noticed her watching him from behind the curtain. Sometimes a pictures says a thousand words. I love this picture.

Dubai and Emirates Business Lounge

As we approached Dubai, I took these pictures out the window from my upper deck seat on Emirates A380 Business Class.  This is a city to behold. The plane landed as gracefully as it took off.  Many ‘thank you’ and ‘good-bye’ all around. Dubai Business Lounge Dubai airport is huge.  We disembarked, went through security,…

Emirates at Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Air France Lounge

This is a continuation of a multi-part post about flying Emirates Business Class.  The parts are: Part 1 – Emirates Business Class – Emirates Overview and Chauffeur-drive Part 2 – Emirates at Dulles International Airport featuring the Air France Dulles Lounge (this post) Part 3 – The Amazing A380 Experience — Flying Dulles to Dubai Part 4 –…

Emirates Business Class – Hello Amazing

After I booked my wonderful safari to Africa, I needed to figure out how to get there.  I chose Emirates. Bottom line – I made an excellent choice. You can see my 7 part African Safari series featuring big cats and much more starting here:   African Safari – Part 1 Overview. This multi part series shares what it is…

Six Things You Should Never Do On Airplanes

I saw an article on Yahoo called “Six Things You Should Never Do On Airplanes.”  It was all pretty boring stuff (albeit not obvious) like “Kick the seat in front of you,” and “Get too friendly.” Here is my list of 11 things you should never do on airplanes that I have actually SEEN done on…