Travel Essay: The Value of a Road Trip
Since I’ve been a dad, I’ve taken some fabulous vacations with my family. We visited Disneyland & Disney World (where we attended an exclusive preview party), Universal Studios (where we had behind-the-scenes access), toured Washington, D.C., and took a Caribbean cruise. These trips were once-in-a-lifetime experiences and we thoroughly... Read more
The Bentonville Film Festival Champions Diverse Voices in Entertainment
I am fascinated by the art of filmmaking. When I watch a film, I pay attention to camera angles, color and saturation, cuts and fades, how it uses music and lighting to evoke moods. I also listen closely to the dialogue and watch how the characters move from scene to scene.... Read more
The Houston Texans Welcome the Carnival Breeze to Galveston, TX with a Fun Mother’s Day Event
When Carnival Cruise Line commissions a new ship in Texas, they do it a big way. To celebrate the arrival of the Carnival Breeze, the cruise operator hosted “Moms Dash to the Splash,” a fun onboard event featuring Houston Texans players, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and linebacker Brian Cushing. I... Read more
Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Travels with Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage
Travelling can be a hassle, but Rolls-Royce wants to make it a little more luxurious. The automaker has designed a collection of elegant luggage for today’s discerning travelers. The collection, conceived by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio, is comprised of two Grand Tourer... Read more
JetBlue Helps Travelers Catch a Quick, Comfortable Nap
I’ve spent countless hours in airports. As you can imagine, the need for sleep often creeps up on a weary traveler, and those airport seats aren’t the most comfortable choice. To solve this problem, Jet Blue has partnered with MetroNaps, to install four new JetNap EnergyPods in JFK Airport. “At... Read more
How To Avoid Dining Etiquette Mistakes Around the World
Because of modern transportation, the world is a much smaller place. A person can fly from New York at lunchtime and arrive in London in time for dinner. With this ability to travel the world comes a responsibility to be educated about local customs, traditions, and etiquette. Being knowledgeable about... Read more
20 Most-Visited International Cities of 2015
If you want to live a fulfilling life, travel should be an integral part of it. The world is full of amazing sites, sounds, tastes, and experiences. I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited 40 states in the U.S. and twelve countries and each trip makes me appreciate the... Read more
14 Hands Winery is a Hidden Gem in the Horse Heaven Hills
When most people visit Washington, Seattle is the only stop on their itinerary. Some may venture south to see Mt. Rainier or north to check out Vancouver, but few people make plans to trek to the arid southeastern parts of the state. 14 Hands Winery wants to change that.... Read more
Essential Items to Pack for a Cruise
Cruising has become one of the top vacation experiences. Not only are there plenty of entertainment and recreation activities onboard, there are many dining options and opportunities to schedule onshore excursions. If you’re planning on taking a cruise, it’s important to plan beforehand. In addition to a passport, birth certificate or other form... Read more
Nearly Half of Americans Have Not Visited the Country’s Most Iconic Landmarks
The United States is a beautiful country filled with amazing landscapes, thriving cities, and iconic landmarks. However, many Americans have not experienced these wonders. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans commissioned by Travelocity revealed that nearly half of Americans have never visited many of the country’s most revered tourist attractions such as Mount... Read more