Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Clever Title: Travel Blog

OK, I'm going attempt to get this blog going again. In case you had not known, it started out as a fitness blog tracking my marathon and other training routines. Then it migrated to being about just about anything I wanted to write about. Then I got freaked out and deleted all the posts save a couple about when our boy was born. But now I'm getting back in. Here's the deal, this time around it's going to be about travel. Here's why - I've been to a few places and people always ask me for advice whenever they are going to visit the same places. So instead of re-writing the same stuff over and over in emails, I'm going to write it one time, then just forward the links as necessary.

I don't travel nearly as much as I used to, but I still love it. I know places change, and so some of my info may be out of date, but I'll try to keep it relevant. I haven't been everywhere, but the places I have been, I jumped in feet first - or is it head first - whichever is more gusto, that's what I did.

I can't stand to be in a hotel - even really nice ones. I mean, it's OK, but I prefer to be out on the town soakin it up. So I did get some good experience in in whatever amount of time I was in a particular place. For example, one time in Miami I had an extra night to explore, so I drove to Key West and spent it there. It nearly caused me to miss my flight the next day, but it was totally worth it. No regrets, that's a good way to travel. I read once that you should always assume you'll be back to a place and therefore not worry about seeing everything. Good policy, but I always saw it like you may never get back, so see what you can then and now. Of course, you have to keep it enjoyable, but to me, if I have a choice of relaxing in the hotel in NYC or taking a walk to find a pizza place, I'm going for the pizza place...I'll relax when I get home.

I'll try to get some pictures going along with this blog too. I deactivated my flickr account a while back, but I'll see about setting something up to give y'all some reference to what I'm writing about. I'll also try to get some videos up that I took at these places too.

I'm not claiming to be an expert on travel, but I do claim to do my best at it, so hopefully you'll find some of what I have to say useful. Feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have and I'll see about answering them for yous guys.