Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Puzzling Magnetism

August 11, 2017

Dining near Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market when the inexplicable happened. Can anyone explain this to me?

ACTION ITEM: Really – any ideas?

PHX Timelapse

August 9, 2017

The fam recently took a vacation to Flagstaff AZ (way more fun than it sounds), flew back home out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. As our plane arrived Andy captured this short (18 seconds) time lapse clip on his iPhone.

ACTION ITEM: Look at it. Look. At. It.

A Lovely City

August 2, 2017

This is the second shot I’ve posted of – what I think is – one of the most photogenic city in the world (from this past spring):

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Okay, here’s my rule about being a tourist and taking photos: don’t waste your time taking photos that someone’s already taken and likely done a way better job than you can ever hope to. Like shots of the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon. Concentrate on the faces of the people you’re with and reminders of the many small moments you want to remember most – like the swirly design in your cappuccino made by that zany barista in Crown Heights.

ACTION ITEM: Get your vaycay glamour shots on Google Images.

Unnecessary Things

July 26, 2017

When you’re working a job near Chicago and you’re helpfully informed of local taboos.

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ACTION ITEM: Leave it in the glove compartment?

Bottle Battle

July 24, 2017

Here’s a quick travel tip, since these seem to be most popular posts here: before I fly I place a bottle of water in the console of my car so when I return (usually way dehydrated from flying) it’s within reach for a rapid rehydration. It really cuts down on the headaches and tiredness I sometimes feel after a flight, long or short… plus makes me sweeter to be around once I get home 😉

ACTION ITEM: Leave a bottle of water next to the driver’s seat before your departure

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Sink or Sync

July 17, 2017

Here’s a tip for being part of team traveling for business (which also works exquisitely for family travel): make sure, wherever possible, each person carries the same brand and/or model of electronic device (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) as other members; that way you all also carry the same chargers and accessories! When a charger or other accessory goes kaput for one member of the team (or family!), they can share another member’s charger without having to make a bothersome side trip to an electronics retailer.

ACTION ITEM: Planning a trip? Share technical requirements before you get to the airport

Things Everybody Knows About Except Me, Part 2

July 14, 2017

I saw this in Rimini Street’s Michael Louie’s office wall, a graphic and kinetic method for keeping track of projects 1. to be, 2. being, and 3. been.

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I’d never seen anything like it before and thought it was pretty cool. Then Michael told me it was, in fact, a tried and proven system for “just in time” manufacturing and quality assurance, called Kanban (ˈkänbän/), in use for nearly a generation. Regardless, I like the visual representation of various projects working their jolly way through to completion. I can imagine the shiver of satisfaction I’d experience every time I moved a Post-it® to the column on the right.

ACTION ITEM: Try it

Things Everybody Knows About Except Me, Part 1

July 12, 2017

Ordered a beer with my room service salad in Portland OR, and it was delightful (a locally-brewed IPA). But the room service – guy? – suggested next time I order a super-chilled Shock Top® in a frosty mug with a slice of orange. Couldn’t get it out of my mind, so when I got back home I immediately made one (that’s right, even before unpacking).

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I later mentioned it to a buddy who gleefully informed me I was the last human on earth who knew about this.

ACTION ITEM: Try it.

If This Is Tauranga I Don’t Want to be Tau-right-a

July 10, 2017

The Tauranga wharf, early morning (just before the Trinity Wharf Hotel breakfast buffet), from a recent working trip to New Zealand (on the eastern coast of the North Island)

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ACTION ITEM: Order the Eggs Benedict

Designs for Modern Living

July 7, 2017

Fancy new urinal at SFO. Really messy. Can’t say I cared for it.

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