Month: June 2012

Brisbane – Overlooked City of Australia

Brisbane is Australia’s overlooked city. It was my last stop Down Under before heading back to the United States. Though I knew little about Brisbane, it became one of my favorite cities.

We arrived with barely any plans. Our first …

The Kangaroo – A Spotter’s Guide

A kangaroo in the wild is nothing like what you see in the zoo.

Stealth and speed kept me from getting many good kangaroo photos. I tried hard, everywhere from Kakadu National Park to the Atherton Table Lands.

First off, …

British Airways Adds Extra Flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor

British Airways will increase the number of flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to London Heathrow Airport from six a week to daily.

Phoenix city officials are aflutter about the extra flight, which starts Dec. 5.

“Intercontinental flights are …

Vanuatu – Upcoming South Pacific Destination

Vanuatu wasn’t a destination I’d ever thought about until I read the Cash Peters book Naked in Dangerous Places. The author paints a very self-deprecating portrait of himself as a non-adventurous sort of character dragged deep into world travel …

Olympic Games Gone Wrong: The Brand Exclusion Zone

The Olympic Games have gone off their rocker.

[NOTE: I wrote this years ago, before the Olympic Games started doing even dumber things. Just look up Tokyo Olympics 2020 for all the examples you need.]

The games once celebrated the …

Scandinavia – My Travel Packing List

Scandinavia is less than a month away. Well, same for Finland, which is really a Nordic country. No matter what you call this trip, it’s time to mentally pack my bags for a trip through Sweden, Finland, Norway and possibly …