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The New 1,000 Places To See Before You Die

Monday, August 20th, 2012

For more than 30 years, I have been circumnavigating the globe visiting 140 countries , experiencing different cultures, and making new friends. I wish this outstanding travel book was in my possession from the beginning! Most of its pages would have probably fallen out by now due to over use.
The New 1,000 Places To See Before You [...]

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The Travel Writer’s Handbook Review

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Travel Writer’s Handbook by Jacqueline Harmon Butler and Louise Purwin Zobel is a remarkable overview on the subject of travel writing! The authors have covered every thing imaginable allowing the reader to get their equivalent “Ph.D” in travel writing. Insightful tips and thoughtful techniques are continually woven through the book helping the novice writer or [...]

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The Hidden Gardens of Paris

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Sometimes the most important things in life are right in front of us. Maybe it is because of their simplicity they remain hidden to the majority. Yet, when discovered the reward can be great!
The Hidden Gardens of Paris written by Susan Cahill might be the key that unlocks the door to a special side of Paris where she passionately [...]

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The Zappos Experience review

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Zappos Experience states up front that it will inspire, engage and wow! That seems quite a lot to promise for anybody or any company. How do they accomplish it? They have to “own” the company defined as taking full and complete responsibility for everything. This includes the people, the products, the values…everything! Then they [...]

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What Makes Great Leaders Great – book review

Monday, March 5th, 2012

What Makes Great Leaders Great (author: Frank Arnold) allows the reader to look inside the lives of some of the giants from politics, industry and history who changed the world. All of them had the unparalleled ability to inspire greatness and mold various individuals into their own leaders in business and life. If you want to be a “difference [...]

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Chateau de Vie review – Napa Valley

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Recently had the pleasure of staying at a property which surpassed all of my expectations.  It is not often that one struggles with wondering “should I tell the world, knowing that I may never again be able to obtain another reservation, because it will perpetually be sold out!??!”
Alas, my conscience has prevailed and I cannot keep [...]

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The Backpacker’s Handbook review

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Incomparably thorough and should be essential reading for all serious backpackers! To be specific, it covers everything from A to Z you would ever need to know before engaging the wilderness.
Chapters include: Preparing for the Trail, The Load on your Back, Footwear and Wilderness Travel, Carrying the Load: The Pack, Keeping Warm and Dry: Dressing [...]

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands book review

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

There is nothing more valuable than local knowledge when traveling the four corners of the globe. Co-authors Teri Morrison and Wayne Conway go into details you will not likely find from any other source. You should consider their book essential reading before you venture out again.
Fascinating insight and a great way to bring the world closer together! I found their main [...]

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Travel Answer Man is always searching for what is going to stimulate the interests of the traveling public. What is unique? What is different? Will a visit to a particular destination be unforgettable? How will it be memorable? Will I want to tell the world this destination should be a “must” on any traveler’s [...]

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Travel Now Even if You Have Limited Cash

Friday, December 9th, 2011

There are numerous reasons travel is good for you, especially in economically difficult times. Please share these important tips with your friends and take advantage of them yourself today! Cash in on the great end of the year deals before it is too late!
Travel is great for your overall health! Just one vacation annually might be able to reduce [...]

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