Don’t Watch the Video

Before your trip, do you read guide books, do you check out the Internet, do you ask friends who have been where you’re going, do you read reviews, do you watch travel videos, or do you do all of the above?

There are so many resources available, that it is wise to take advantage of any and all of them.

Get your information ahead of time and then keep learning while you are on your trip. Guide books and videos can give you so much information. However…

I’d suggest NOT doing what we saw one couple do in Venice last year. They were sitting at an outdoor cafe with a glass of wine. That’s the good part.

They were watching a video about Venice on their tablet…with the volume turned up so loud everyone at the cafe and on the street could hear it. That’s the not-good part.

Watch the video at home. Perhaps make a list from that video. But, don’t make everyone within a block listen to it.

Not Travel Related…

I was mentioned in Terry’s daily post. This book was written several years ago about my dad and his box of memorabilia from WWII.

Like so many of us, I wish I had taken notes or recorded the stories he was willing to tell. Maybe I could have learned more about his time in the Army with the Red Bull National Guard from Minnesota and Iowa.

I think about him as Father’s Day approaches…

Check out Terry’s link here:

Airport Parking

You’re driving to the airport to start your vacation. Do you know where you’re going to park?

Recently, I found a site you need to check out. Take a look at

Not only will they help with parking, there are coupons for parking, there is a downloadable packing list (and you know how I like lists), plenty of info on traveling, and so much more.

This is one site I’m going to bookmark. Take a look.