TBEX’10 Review – New York City

TBEX Business Cards

I was in New York on Jun 26/27 to attend the annual TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference. I had heard much about the first one held in Chicago in 2009, so I knew I had to attend this one. The event was attended by 300 travel bloggers and PR representatives. The friday night was a […]

Pink Flamingos, Miami – USA

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos at Jungle Island, Miami – USA. Travel Photos: Miami photo gallery

Heading to New York and TBEX ’10

TBEX 2010 - New York

My principal job as a web developer means that don’t need an office and I can work anywhere in the world. While I enjoy working my own hours, not wearing a tie or answering phones, most of my work related social interaction occurs online. This week I will be hanging up my cloak of virtual […]

Good Idea: Free wi-fi on trains

wifi-train

The commuter transit system that serves Boston has free wi-fi on their trains. I tried the system out when I got the train from Boston to Providence (RI). The signal dropped out a few times along the way, but I was able to load up enough pages to read for the duration of the trip.

In The Loop, Chicago – USA

The Loop

[Wabash Ave, Chicago - USA] The “L” (short for elevated) metro system of Chicago. The “L” is circles the downtown area, with the area within the train lines referred to as The Loop. Travel Photos: Chicago photo gallery

Segway tour of Newport

Segway Tour

The historic old quarter of Newport, Rhode Island, is fairly compact and easy to walk around. If you want to see the famous mansions of Bellevue Avenue or the scenic Ocean Drive then you will need to: – Have your own vehicle/bike. – Go on a tour. – Accommodate half a day for walking. Or, […]

Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, Boston – USA

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, Boston Massachusetts, USA. Samuel Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Faneuil Hall is on the Freedom Trail, 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites. Travel Photos: Boston photo gallery Read more about Boston in the Boston […]

Main Street, Stonington Connecticut – USA

Stonington

Main Street Stonington, Connecticut – USA. Travel Photos: Stonington photo gallery

Rhode Island State House, Providence RI – USA

RI State House

The Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island. It does a very good impersonation of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Travel Photos: Providence photo gallery

Notes on Fort Lauderdale: beaches and canals

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is one of those places that turned out better than I thought it would be. The beaches are better than Miami (softer sand) and the mansions and super yachts along the waterways are truly grand. Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America. I wince whenever I hear the […]