Hope you set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed last night. Otherwise, you’re an hour late!!!
Now on to some travel-related news for this week…
I must admit to leaning more in the “no travel” direction lately. Hidden fees, security risks and baggage “unknowns,” concerns about the safety of food and water in too many places…travel – especially by air, is not the fun adventure it used to be.
On the other hand…I might make an exception for this:
Have to travel and need to know if your destination has “issues”? Get the latest updates from the US State Department.
We’re not doing the normal travel news post for this week. Instead, a minute or two to show those who refuse to learn, why it is sometimes best to NOT TRAVEL at all.
Some of these videos are not from recent storms in 2013 and 2014 but show again that what you can’t see CAN hurt you. If there are four words that ever catch your attention when planning travel they should be “weather,” “snow,” “flooding,” and “ice.”
There are some days when it is best to just stay home – or stay wherever you are. I’ve learned, after nearly 40 years of safe driving, that when the big rigs are reportedly having problems driving the roads, it’s a sure sign I’d better be watching those reports from the safe comfort of my sofa.
You can probably afford to miss a day of work, but your family and friends will likely never get over your loss if you get out on the road in hazardous conditions and get yourself killed. As you can see from these few videos, finding yourself in the middle of a road accident is NOT something you can always avoid. Particularly when inclement weather takes over.
If you love castles and at least like history, you might want to tune into the Travel Channel’s “Castles Secrets & Legends” Sunday nights at 10.
Here is a list of some recent episode locations and subjects.
And a clip from a recent show – Loch Ness:
You can also take a virtual tour of “Downton Abbey” aka Highclere Castle.
Always nice to find truly entertaining and informative shows on television since so much of it is pure drivel.
If you’re lucky enough to be off work today, you might find yourself beginning to ponder what to do with your summer vacation 2014. Here are a few ideas to get you “going”!
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First, a very happy birthday to one of my sisters who is turning ?? today. Sorry, I can’t divulge her age on penalty of sibling death threats!! (Just kidding.)
Second, what do oranges have to do with travel? Nothing. But they look so appetizing and at least IMPLY a warm sunny day that I thought I’d add them for a bright addition to today’s viewing!
On to some travel news…
++ Travel Channel – “Ghost Adventures”
–This was on last night but I’m sure you can find it again!
More bad weather coming for parts of the US this week. Check your forecasts and stay safe!
++ Valentine’s Day:
Unexpected Chocolate Destinations
++ Colorado: A “New” Rocky Mountain High
++ Deals at the world’s 3 largest ski resorts
++ Resort Holidays: Risky for your health?