Don’t Get Broadsided By Your Rental Car Paperwork

Don’t Get Broadsided By Your Rental Car Paperwork

(first published at elliott.org, image: Shutterstock)   When it comes to renting a car, it’s easy to get confused about your insurance needs. But it’s also easily avoidable — if you know what to look for. I should know. I used to own a car rental franchise. Here’s what it comes down to: Do some […]

The Topography of Thanksgiving Facts and Regional Foods

The Topography of Thanksgiving Facts and Regional Foods

  ( “Thanksgiving Grace 1942 at home of Earle Landis”  photo by Marjorie) On the Travel Writers radio show with Graeme Kemlo, Melbourne Australia   Today Thanksgiving in America means turkey, football, a groaning family table and a day off for the holiday – unless you work for some heartless greedy retailers. But we’re not […]

Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Line’s Coconutty Blondies

Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Line’s Coconutty Blondies

Having just returned from a short repositioning cruise from Vancouver B.C to San Diego, I wanted to share a special creation from Executive Chef Rudy Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Lines. Chef oversees everything food on Holland America, and it’s no small feat. The kitchen crew prepares enormous amounts of food, and quality is number […]