Category Archives: Travel Post Friday

Travel Post Friday: Feeding an OnoPops Obsession in Hawaii

While in Honolulu recently for the Hawaii Social Media Summit, I picked up a copy of Pacific Edge Magazine and read a blurb about the growing number of pop-up (mobile or temporary) businesses, including Hawaii’s local ice pop maker OnoPops. … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: facing Mecca in flight

A devout Muslim prays five times a day, from pre-dawn to before bedtime, always facing towards Mecca in Saudi Arabia. However, if one is flying and changing directions in an aircraft (to say nothing of going through multiple time zones) it can … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Who slept here in 1896?

Who stayed in Denver’s elegant Brown Palace Hotel on Monday, March 9, 1896? Musician John Philip Sousa, the man who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever among many other marches and famous songs. One of the hotel historians brought the … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Comfort Inn helps travelers plug in

You know how it is when you carry a lot of electronic and electrical gizmos. Phone. Laptop. Tablet/iPad. Music player/iPod. Camera. Video Camera. We’ve all done it….the Bend-Look-Crawl-The-Floor dance as we poke around an unfamiliar hotel room, trying to find … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: breakfast drink in Malaysia

A good breakfast makes me happy. Good coffee to go with it; even better. Fresh “Juice of the Day” – a bright red, cheery watermelon concoction without seeds or pulp – means I’m smiling and humming and chirping to myself … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Pegasus details at the Magnolia Hotel

The building that now houses the hip Magnolia Hotel in Dallas used to be the headquarters for Mobil Oil. A big red Pegasus neon sign (the Magnolia Oil and then the Mobil Oil corporate symbol) rotated atop the building and … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: peace and quiet on the Tallahatchie River

Are the holiday crazies starting to get to you? Let’s take a moment to breathe. It’s morning in Mississippi, near Greenwood, and the Tallahatchie River is oozing past…. My nearby cabin at Tallahatchie Flats was pretty comfy, too. (If you … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Billy’s Downtown Diner

This is Billy Kounoupis, owner of the most excellent, most “not your ordinary diner” – Billy’s Downtown Diner in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley. After a recent speaking engagement for the regional tourism organization, I asked my hosts for … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Chickasaw Cultural Center village

This is the Chikasha Inchokka’ (“Chickasaw house”) traditional village compound, authentically re-created at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma. There’s a big council house, two summer houses, two winter houses, a corn crib and a ceremonial mound, all enclosed by a … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Guided by someone who lived it

This photo is of the ID tag that Loretta’s father wore during his 40 years working as a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel in Pennsylvania. She wears it around her neck today as she gives guided tours of the industrial … Continue reading

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