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Tag Archives: life on the road

United Airlines Offers Amazing Discount (Cheap) Flights to Asia and Australia

I was starting to look for some cheap flights back to Alabama and stumbled upon an amazing air flight sale from United Airlines with incredibly cheap flights to Asian, Australia, and all over the globe. A big change from recent high price fares blamed on a slagging airline industry, high fuel costs, and pending strikes. […]

Buying WIFI: The Greed of Expensive Hotels

I’ve been planning to write a scathing article about the high price of WIFI Internet connections at hotels, motels, and the like for a while, but I can’t compete with the brilliance of Respectful Insolence’s article, Good WIFI, Bad WIFI: Most of the hotels that I end up staying at for these meetings are pretty […]

Where Am I and What Time is It?

Okay, I think I know where I am. I’m in Spokane, Washington, with my father. I just don’t know what time it is. For the past two weeks, it feels like every day is a new time zone. We went from Central Time in Alabama to Eastern Time in Ohio and then back to Central […]

Meeting New Family in Michigan

I’ll be writing more about this soon, but I’m thrilled that my father and I were able to connect up with new family members in Michigan. Actually, they are “old” family members as they have always been there, but we’re just learning about them now. They are the decendents of the Farlin family which married […]

Snowbound in Spearfish, South Dakota

My father is desperate now to get home. There is only so fast I can drive, and he is unwilling to take a plane to get home faster. Long story. So I’m now driving almost non-stop, averaging 10-14 hours a day of driving with barely a rest for lunch and cooling the engine of this […]

Nightmare Upgrade of WordPress 2

I apologize in advance for the nightmare conditions of Taking Your Camera on the Road. I’m in the middle of an upgrade from hell with the latest version of WordPress. Every time I turn around, I’m finding more problems. If you spot any problems, errors, or odd things, please let me know so I can […]

Looking for a Good Seat on an Airplane?

I recently found two articles packed with information on how to choose a seat, and how to get that good seat, on an airplane. Microsoft Small Business – Business Travel – 5 Secrets to Getting the Best Seat on a Plane had some very good advice. Your airline’s own Web site is one of the […]

Using CSS to Create a Photo Gallery

I have quite a few examples in my CSS Experiments on showcasing your photographs, as a single image or in a gallery format, and I found a very simple, easy-to-understand explanation of how to use CSS to create a photo gallery from Web Reference. With this article I hope to show you how to produce […]

Heading North To Michigan Then Seattle

My father’s stay here in Mobile, Alabama, has long past its expiration date and we’re planning to head out of the Gulf Coast towards Seattle, the long way. I’m really nervous about traveling right now as winter isn’t quite over, but he wants to get home and isn’t willing to wait another two weeks for […]

Writing I’m Most Proud of in 2005

As a professional writer, writing on a wide variety of topics, I posted this article and list of the my favorite articles that I wrote in 2005 on my other website, Lorelle on WordPress, and I thought I’d share it here. But before I do, I wanted to say that of the writing I’ve done […]

My Mother is at it again – Eat Healthy

Okay, so my other is at it again. She sent me a link. No words, just a link. While I don’t usually check these out, for all the normal security and time-wasting reasons, I clicked this one. Belly Bytes – The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet And I found our shopping list. Honestly. Brent […]

Track Your Packages Online from One Site

Because we travel so much, when we order something online there is a paranoia that the package won’t arrive before we make the next trip. Package Mapper is a new service which combines the database information for tracking shipping from UPS, FedX, and other delivery services, with Google Maps. Enter your shipping number and the […]

New NPR Station Maps Help Travelers

I depend upon NPR – National Public Radio for news and information while I travel. I get national news, international news, and local news, helping me understand what is going on around the world as well as in the community I’m visiting. NPR now has a new feature to help find stations near you. The […]

Planning to Take Your Camera on the Road Into Space – Think Again

If you are thinking of taking your camera on the road into space, you better thing again as bureaucracy raises its ugly head. The FAA has gotten into the space tourism race and here are some references on new rules and regulations the FAA is setting up for space travel. Contra Coasta Times – FAA […]

Penny Pinching US Domestic Airlines Pinching Customers Pockets

As American domestic airlines skimp and pinch to stay in business, we travelers are getting pinched in the pocket. On recent flights around the country, we’ve been on some long flights without food. You are not told until after you get on the plane that there will be no food served unless you pay for […]