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Lonsdale Quay Hotel: Three Things to Know

A few years ago, I visited Seattle and uncovered a love of the Pacific Northwest that I didn’t know I had. And many people, including my longtime friend Big Frank, insisted that I’d like Vancouver even better. With that in mind — and despite the fact that the Canucks NHL team had been my Blackhawks’…

Puerto Rico – Go or no?

I never really would’ve thought about going to Puerto Rico on my own. It just never occurred to me, especially since it’s harder to get to then a place like Costa Rica (which has all the jungle, more critters and, well, more on that later). However, some of the wife’s family seems to love Puerto…

The Final Australia 2007 Post

Friday, Aug. 31 Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen an F-111 fly a few hundred feet over your head with its afterburners lit. This was part of a crazy celebration called Riverfire. If you ever visit Australia, do yourself a favor: Be in Brisbane for Riverfire. The video is lengthy, but it gives you…

Australia Post #10 – Port Douglas and Yungaburra

Tuesday, Aug. 28 For some time, I’ve chased an elusive fruit called the black sapote. It’s related to the persimmon, and I first encountered it in Mental Floss magazine, which also called it the chocolate pudding fruit. The magazine said it tasted like chocolate pudding. How could you not love that? I’ve scoured the Internet…