Safety Tips for the Skittish Traveler

The world is a crazy, unsafe place. At times I too wish I could just bury myself in a hole in the ground and shut out all the insanity and insecurity. But the inherent problem with holes in the ground - the Grand Canyon not withstanding - is that they usually don't offer a very... Continue Reading →


Cruising Advice For People Who Don’t Like Cruising – Tip #1

As readers of this blog already know, I'm a big fan of cruising (see my book You Can Keep Your Adventure, Just Leave Me the Toilet Paper) In my professional experience, I have run across those who vehemently oppose the very idea of a vacation out on the briny. In this installment (and some future... Continue Reading →

Dude, Where’s My Ranch? – Review of Rancho Cortez, Bandera, Texas

Dude Ranch: n. noun 1. A resort patterned after a Western ranch, featuring camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. Not even two months after my move to Texas, I felt compelled to seek out a more authentic 'Texan' experience than just shopping and eating my way through Houston. So when my parents came to... Continue Reading →

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