MILIAN | Finding Yourself on the Open Road
You'll be spending a lot of hours in a car, so it's best to be prepared for being someone's body pillow AND alarm clock. Make your vehicle a no-judgment zone and let go of that Western idea of shame. Nothing will truly test your self-confidence more ...
April 8, 2015
All 63 major Apple Watch apps to download at launch
No, talking to your wrist isn't the ideal way to carry on a conversation, but quick access to loved ones in tight situations - when driving a car or holding a baby - make it convenient. . Alarm apps are nothing new, but this Apple Watch app makes it ...
April 9, 2015
THE SECOND HALF: Shared vacations are good for couples
Vacations can be defined in a variety of ways, everything from exotic, faraway travels to simply enjoying your own home and neighborhood. It's a matter of personal interests, likes and But when it was time for vacation, I discovered he wasn't ...
March 17, 2015
How to travel in a pair
Sadistic programmers could have endless fun creating mismatched teams: the over-organised traveller paired with the sloth who regularly sleeps through the alarm, or the spendthrift matched with the budget traveller whose idea of a blowout is having two ...
March 20, 2015
NBL OF CANADA
“He's always talking to me; teaching me how to get my game better, not losing focus. “Even if I There are times when an alarm may accidently go off in the building or lights have been left on inadvertently and Springer-Williams' teammates or ...
March 18, 2015
Stereophonics' Kelly Jones on growing up, finding fame and falling apart
Suddenly those early years of penury and slog – happily helping to lug their amps to the van after gigs or providing a place for them to sweatily crash – are swapped for the cosseted air-conditioned bubble of the luxury tour bus, first class air travel ...
March 20, 2015
DuVine Honored for Cultivating the World's Best Bike Tour Guides
DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. – the global leader in premier bicycle vacations – has received OUTSIDE's 2015 Best of Travel award for Best Guide: Cycling. The honor featured senior bike tour guide, Arien Torsius, who reflects the caliber of DuVine's ...
March 17, 2015
The first place we stopped was Alligator River Wildlife Refuge. Now I talked to a few native North Carolina people and they said there were no alligators in this state. I noticed that they had posts every few feet that stated you could call or text a number and get a voice that would tell you a little bit about the spot you were in. I have never seen this before and thought it was a great idea. Here is a photo of what I am talking about. I was curious as to where it would lead, so I dialed the number on the post and while we walked I listened to the description of why it was there and the wildlife. As we rounded a corner, I came upon what looked like poo and just at that minute, the voice was talking about how on warm days,we might be able to see an alligator sunning itself. Did she just say alligator. Here we were right out in the middle of the marsh on a crooked, dilapidated boardwalk and there is poo,both old and fresh and I just heard there really are alligators. Apparently my North Carolina native friends need to explore a bit more. Needless to say, I hurried the furkids along all the while watching both sides for any sign of Mr. or Ms. Alligator.
By now you are probably wondering what "rule" I am referring to, and I am talking about daylight saving time. I know it really isn't a rule, but how do you not participate in something like this. While I don't really see the point in daylight saving (I know it deals with the farmers, but why do we need to change the clocks, just adjust your sleep-wake cycle), it just blows my mind that Arizona just said "nope, not doing it. " After getting...
This is the only morning of the year that I have fleeting thoughts of moving to Arizona. Here in Oysterville that Daylight Savings alarm clock rings well before the chickens are stirring and, as usual on this transition day, I wake up grumpy. I don’t really give a rip if it’s light later. it’s in the morning that I feel energized and eager to face the day. I always have passing thoughts about how it was before we had transcontinental train travel. In those days, or so I’m told, each settlement across the country was on its own timetable. Never mind that in the next village east or west, noon came a little earlier or a little later. The chickens didn’t get fed until first light anyway. What the clock says doesn’t matter much. That goes a long way in explaining why no one much cared in this house, for instance, that every clock (and there was one or more in every room. I’m talking here about the days before electricity and atomic clocks – when synchronizing watches was necessary on a daily basis. And, while we are at it, I’m talking pocket watches not wristwatches. Even as late as my mother’s girlhood here in Oysterville, it was the morning school bell that signaled everyone in town, “ten minutes until classes begin. ” In 1908 when my Aunt Medora was nine years old, she wrote to her mother who was in Portland about to welcome brother Edwin into the world:.
No More Highway Speed Limits
My alarm blares much too early, I look over at the clock in frustration. 4:30 ... I go to get in my red smart car and pray for safe travel on the highway. As I travel down the road I contemplate getting on the highway, I think of how it would be best ...
March 31, 2015
How to travel in a pair: Two for the road
Someone who, by three o'clock every afternoon ... We only started talking to each other when we reached the village, when we had to decide what to do next. TRAVEL PROFILE We met 14 years ago and within a month, we went on our first trip together.
March 21, 2015