Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Italy. Huh. I certainly didn't know what to expect before my visit to Italy. And I was certainly surprised. Negativity isn't really my thing, but honesty is. And to be perfectly honest, Italy was about as appealing as a root canal. Seriously Italy. The first thing that struck me, and stayed with me throughout my time there, was the unending amount of garbage everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Cigarette butts, trash, and graffiti was plastered over every street corner, every empty wall and in damn near every town. It's hard to see the character in something when one has to look at it through a wall of delapidated everything. I'm mean come on. Have a little pride. Now as I traveled north in to the chamgagne region it did improve somewhat. And I'll have to say I had some amazing experiences in Italy. I especially liked Cinque Terre for it's beauty ( minus the throng of tourists) Pompei was a once in a lifetime and deeply moving experience, and hiking mount Vesuvius gave me some mad bragging rights. So it wasn't all bad. Unfortunately all my memories will have to be salvaged through a still frame of garbage. So if your going to Italy for it's charm prepare yourself for what you'll actually find; take your visions and then surround it with the unappealing junk which lies beneath, in front, and around every corner. My advice would be to rent a car and head way out in the country side. Maybe all the beauty I saw from afar really is out there somewhere. But I sure never found most of it. Arrivdechi. And good luck.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Apps. Tools of the travel trade. I have no idea how people travelled back in the day, but I would have been lost, literally, without my apps. This blog is going to enlighten and amaze you (ok that's a stretch) with the apps I use(d) to plan and then travel around the world.
Google; I realize this is not an app however it is the A number one tool when planning a trip and a must for finding the perfect app for your purposes.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Have you ever read of Mice and Men? Well that was kind of how my trip up Key Summit went, but with a hail Mary pass to win the Super Bowl at the end, along with me screaming from the top of the mountain, "I'm going to Disneyland!" The of Mice and Men reference is, "the best laid plans of Mice and men..." which basically just means; the universe has a funny way of mucking up your well laid and well intentioned ideas. My idea was to pick a brillantly, clear day and head up to the summit early in the morning before every person on the planet ended up there as well. And so, away I went all chipper and positive. Go me! Until of course I got out into the mountains and realized; mountain weather is just a tad unpredictable, no matter what the weatherman says.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Throw away bottle vs reusable
Water and Air Travel
Is it potable?
So there you have! The why's and why fors of water and travel. Now drink up and have a grand adventure!