31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Let's make 2014 a peaceful one.

End the wars, stop road rage, and if you can't be a friend, at least don't be mean.


30 December 2013

Mall visit

So, I visited the local mall yesterday to buy some luggage.  Wow, the place was still busy this many days after Consumer Xmas.

Well two inventions need to be applauded.

Rolling wheels, especially the 360 degree kind, and

the hand grip that makes it work.

Happy New Year.

10 December 2013

U.S. Citizen International Travel Experienced Little Growth in July 2013

News from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 3.1 million, up almost two percent in July and one percent for the year (17.6 million). Regional results for the month were as follows:

Europe, 1.3 million travelers, up three percent
Caribbean, 730,000 travelers, down one percent
Asia, 366,000 travelers, no growth
Central America, 279,000 travelers, up three percent
South America, 165,000 travelers, up six percent
Middle East, 139,000 travelers, up six percent
Oceania, 48,000 travelers, no growth
Africa, 36,000 travelers, down six percent

U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 3.8 million and was down one percent compared to July 2012. Travel to Canada and Mexico for the year (18.7 million) was down one percent.

Mexico, 1.9 million travelers, down three percent; however, air travel (587,000) was up seven percent
Canada, 1.9 million travelers, up two percent; air travel (505,000) up 10 percent

09 December 2013

Pot Tourism

Seems Breezy is quite busy in Jamaica. According to an Associate Press report earlier this fall (and just published locally here?), ganja tourism is hot, hot, hot.

The report notes this website and while a bit slow, perhaps from all the current hits, you can find out more info.

Finally, before taking of the tours, you will need to smoke a spliff to prove you are not a cop.

06 December 2013

Snow this weekend

According to our campus meteorologist, we are expecting some of the white stuff this weekend.

Get out the shovels!

02 December 2013

another form of Toursism

I think I want to travel the world to check out these Mythical Lake Monsters.  But wait, there is more!  I like this site since you can search by type (ghost towns) or geographic location (Italy).