Choosing your Alliance

First of all, apologies for not having posted in a few days now – thanks to the hectic schedule of work, there hasn’t been time for much else. I had some time to think the other day and it occurred to me that I had not mentioned the options available when selecting an airline alliance. … Continue reading “Choosing your Alliance”

Cancún Gem: El Fish Fritanga

While visiting Cancún for a timeshare presentation (I won’t say no to 5 days at a resort for dirt cheap!), the concierge at the Westin Lagunamar suggested what we visit El Fish Fritanga if we wanted some fresh seafood. Given our location, I thought this would be an excellent idea, and after a day of exploring … Continue reading “Cancún Gem: El Fish Fritanga”

Raleigh Gem: Tasca Brava

On December 30th, my brother and his girlfriend drove up from South Carolina to spend New Years with my girlfriend and myself. After some poking about online, we agreed on Spanish tapas for dinner at Tasca Brava. Tasca Brava is a delightful hole-in-the-wall owned and operated by a very passionate married couple: Juan and Marta. … Continue reading “Raleigh Gem: Tasca Brava”

Airport Information: Raleigh-Durham International Airport

As the start a series on various airports from the viewpoint of a traveler (frequent or otherwise), it felt the natural to begin with my local airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport, RDU. RDU is quite a gem given its physical location. As the airport for the Research Triangle region, it has a great deal of demand … Continue reading “Airport Information: Raleigh-Durham International Airport”

Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 5

Honolulu, Day 1: Arrival Honolulu, Day 2: Dole Plantation and North Shore Honolulu, Day 3: Submarine Tour and Magic of Polynesia Honolulu, Day 4: Polynesian Cultural Center Honolulu, Day 5: Return Home Alas, all trips must eventually come to an end, and we realized that 5 days really isn’t enough time to see even one … Continue reading “Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 5”

Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 4

Honolulu, Day 1: Arrival Honolulu, Day 2: Dole Plantation and North Shore Honolulu, Day 3: Submarine Tour and Magic of Polynesia Honolulu, Day 4: Polynesian Cultural Center Honolulu, Day 5: Return Home Polynesian Cultural Center Though we were unable to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center on Christmas day, there were seats available the following day. … Continue reading “Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 4”

Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 3

Honolulu, Day 1: Arrival Honolulu, Day 2: Dole Plantation and North Shore Honolulu, Day 3: Submarine Tour and Magic of Polynesia Honolulu, Day 4: Polynesian Cultural Center Honolulu, Day 5: Return Home With the help of the hotel concierge, Carrie and I booked a submarine excursion with Atlantis Adventures. They conveniently dock their ferry at … Continue reading “Christmas Vacation! Honolulu, Day 3”