Category: Travel

Carnival Cruise Line Temporarily Limits Bacon at the Buffet Fleetwide

File this under: “End of the World”. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25686-carnival-cruise-line-temporarily-limits-bacon-at-the-buffet-fleetwide.html?fbclid=IwAR0Mq5TxnhYzXCSVEi7WemGmplCbeaYOdiLExeFlOqOdKEqMmEYck5SHMqY “Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily moving to an every-other-day bacon schedule at its Lido Buffet fleetwide. “We purchase thousands of pieces of bacon every week, and the people that supply us and the cruise industry are having some challenges sourcing bacon for our ships at the moment,” Heald said in a live...

Big Island 2021

It is still Covid times in Hawaii and those longing for the carefree trips of the past should still wait. Restaurants are not seating at 100pct capacity. Businesses of all kinds cannot get staff. Some businesses are still closed. Those that are open are short staffed. Restaurants in Hilo are generally not seating inside and takeout lines are long. Restaurants...

In the News 2021/08/04

– Can we stop beating up Simone Biles now? https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/simone-biles-aunt-dies-olympics/#app – Before the NY AG report, Andrew Cuomo long claimed to be a champion against sexual harassment and attacked GOP politicians for staying silent https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/04/politics/kfile-andrew-cuomo-past-comments/index.html – Russian officials to investigate possible consequences to flipping space station https://gizmodo.com/russian-official-experts-to-investigate-possible-cons-1847423624 “This seems ripe for conspiracy theories. This is Russia’s last piece before they...

Why I travel

This, my friends, is why I travel – to get out of my comfort zone. I have touched on this kind of experience during treks to Shaolin Temple (Dengfeng, Henan Province); the Great Wall Mutian section; PanyuLotus Hill (Lian Hua Shan, in Guangzhou); the Tian Tan Buddha part 1part 2 (Hong Kong); Suzhou city (Shanghai), and the Alakai Swamp Trail...

Bergen Line and Flam Railway – YouTube

A fascinating “live” cab view of the Bergen Line and Flam Railway in Norway, in the winter. Many tunnels and stunning mountain vistas. Surprisingly addictive! If you like Country House Gent’s Narrowboat videos you will like this (no locks though lol). Winter Cab View from two of the most SCENIC RAILWAYS

Salty’s Alki Beach (Seattle)

Salty’s is one of my longtime favorite restaurants ever since my Oregon business trips back in the 90’s/00’s. Thus, we were excited to try the Salty’s Alki Beach location. We were extremely fortunate to snag a reservation by phone after OpenTable showed us nothing for days. Next time I will book Seattle restaurants 2 weeks out. Maybe more than that....

Locks Cruise (Seattle)

Shout out for the Argosy Locks Cruise in Seattle! The day we went the tide was extremely low so the rise in the Lock was more than 20 feet. There was only room for the tour boat in the small lock – 6inch clearance on either side. I guess locks have become much more interesting to us since we started...

Air travel 2021

“It’s so good to be back in our state”, said the lady in the bathroom stall next to mine. “Uh huh!” said her companion, agreeably. Covid doesn’t exist in airports. There’s no pandemic in the terminal. No 6ft separation in the security lineup. No distancing when Group 6 boards the plane. Every seat filled. Half the restaurants in the airport...