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Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]

Review of Flips Audio Headphones For Travel

Music can be a lifesaver on long plane rides, road trips, or quiet hotel rooms. As I often travel solo, music provides the solace I need. While headphones are nice when necessary, when possible, I like to listen to music through speakers. Yet I don’t want to lug bulky speakers around. I recently acquired a […]

Win “One Year Lived” eBook

Two things I love in travel books: real experiences and humor. Adam Shepard’s book, One Year Lived, had both. As someone who considers herself more of a traveler than a tourist, I appreciated Adam’s rubbing-elbows-with-the-locals stories. As someone who considers herself to have a sarcastic, witty sense of humor, I enjoyed the write-as-you-speak displayed throughout the […]

Hike Without the Bulk With the SCOTTeVEST

I don’t like bulk. I don’t like extra weight when I am trekking up a steep hill. It just slows me down and makes the hike more difficult on my cardio system. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities and living in Colorado makes it a perfect match. Often times, when I go on […]

Finding the Budget Side of Las Vegas Extravagance

The hotel room has three flat-screen televisions. Three. I recently had an opportunity to experience how the other half lives while staying at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. The rooms at the Palazzo are gorgeous. They are furnished with marble countertops, a sunken living room, a five-piece bathroom, and two plush terry-cloth robes. You will also discover a remote for […]

Breakfast at Yolk in Streeterville is Yummo!

Lesson: Always ask two different doormen where to eat for a good breakfast. Freebies in a hotel are inversely related to the price of the room.  The more expensive the hotel, the less free stuff you get.  In other words, when you are staying in a four star hotel on Michigan Avenue, you ain’t getting […]

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Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]

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