Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book Reviews: write your own personalized novel

At this website you can provide information that is then plugged into a book template and voila!--you have a unique and fabulous gift.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Things to Do: Alexandria, Virginia, Yvonne Hair & Nails

Yvonne Hair & Nails 8643 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA, (703) 799-3708; At this salon, a pedicure can include soaking your feet in a water tank filled with tiny fish whose favorite food is dried skin and calluses. No kidding!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Misc.: Cell-phone gun

Just one more thing they're looking for now at airport check-in. If you get asked to test your cell phone at the airport, this is the reason.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways. 

Friday, March 6, 2009

Things to Do: Okayama, Japan, Skycycle

Next time you're in Washuzan Highland Park in Okayama, Japan, take a ride on the Skycycle pedal-powered roller coaster.

More things to do in Japan.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Misc.: US Airways pilot "Sully" Sullenberger has overdue book

"Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who splash landed his jetliner in the Hudson River on January 15 with no fatalities, had a book in the plane's cargo hold he had checked out from California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville, CA. Library officials say Sullenberger called and asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees. The librarians, appreciative of Sullenberger's sense of responsibility, waived all fees and are dedicating the replacement book to him. The book's subject? Professional ethics."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Misc.: US Airways backs down on $2 soft-drink charge

The charge for soft drinks I encountered on a recent U.S. Airways flight surprised me--in fact, it annoyed me enough that I refused to pay or drink--and the news that the airlines is now removing the charge due to unpopularity surprises me almost more.